Published on January 23, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The Ford Kuga SUV has been launched on the Chinese auto market. Price starts at 193.800 yuan and ends at 275.800 yuan. The Ford Kuga is made in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture and it is the very first Chinese-made Ford SUV.
Published on January 14, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very sleek low-riding Ford Focus painted in white and wrapped in a bit of blue, seen parked on a street near my home in Beijing. A well done job, be it on the subtle side for China. The bumpers, side skirts, alloys and roof are blue’d, nicely contrasting with the almost-matte white.
Published on January 12, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Ford Kuga SUV will officially be launched on the Chinese car market on January 22. Dealers however have started to take reservations so we know the price, it starts at 199.800 yuan and ends at 284.800 yuan. The Ford Kuga is made in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture.
Published on January 8, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Ford and its joint ventures in China sold a record 70.510 vehicles in the country in December, up 43% from a year earlier, the U.S. car maker said Monday. In the January-December period, sales at Ford and its Chinese partners rose 21% to 626,616 units.
Ford will invest big in China to speed up sales even faster. Ford will introduce 15 new vehicles, double production capacity, and double its dealership network, all before 2015.
Published on January 2, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Ford Mondeo will be launched on the Chinese car market in May. The Mondeo will be made in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture and earlier on we saw spy shots of several pre-production cars testing on Chinese roads.
Published on December 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Here we have a very green & low riding Ford Focus, seen in heavy snow in front of the Volkswagen headquarters in the capital Beijing. The vehicle stands there every day, somebody is a traitor! The Ford Focus is further sexed up with extra plastic all around, low profile racy tires, and gigantic shiny 5-spoke alloys. We Fooc.
Published on December 8, 2012 by Joey Wang
Ford China broke sales records for a third consecutive month in November. Led by strong sales of the Ford Focus (including the Ford Focus Classic) -the best-selling passenger car in China from August through October-Ford sold 67,505 wholesale vehicles last month, a 56 percent increase compared to November 2011. With a record November, Ford China’s year-to-date sales are now up 18 percent.
Published on November 29, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
A very matte black Ford Focus, seen on a parking lot not far from my home in Beijing. Earlier on I met a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Performante in this very same place. The wrap over the Focus is of high quality and neatly covers the bumpers. Some small parts of the vehicle are wrapped in green, like the wing on the roof and the lip down below.
Published on November 27, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The Chang’an-Ford joint venture will launch a new sub-brand this year. It will be called ‘Jia yue’, best translated as ‘Good Leap’. The logo, above, consists of two wings. The first car of Jia Yue will be a rebadged Ford Focus Classic. The Ford Focus Classic is the last-gen Ford Focus which is still in production in China, next to the new Focus.
Published on November 24, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The facelifted Ford Fiesta sedan debuted on the Guangzhou Auto Show, it will be launched on the China auto market in December. Strangely the facelifted Fiesta hatchback did not appear on the show while both vehicles are made in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture. Maybe the hatch wasn’t finished yet.