Archive for the ‘Chang’an-Ford’ Category
Published on July 19, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Who needs a rear view mirror when a bunch of bears can keep an eye on things coming? It is all about having faith… Seen in Beijing behind the useless window of a Ford Fiesta sedan. Owner likely such a cute little Chinese girl, she likes Hello Kitty too:
Published on July 19, 2012 by Joey Wang
New pictures from the China-made Ford Kuga, likely a pre-production car. Full production of the Kuga at the Chang’an-Ford joint venture will start in November and it will be launched in early 2013. The Kuga is only Ford’s first locally made SUV and will have to compete against the very popular Volkswagen Tiguan.
Published on July 13, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Spy shots from the new Ford Mondeo testing on Chinese roads. The Mondeo will be made in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture that also makes the current Mondeo. Production of the new car, code named CD391, will start in February next year. The Mondeo will then debut at the Shanghai Auto Show in April and hit the Chinese auto market soon after that.
Published on July 3, 2012 by Joey Wang
Ford is bringing back the ‘Ghia’-name for its most luxurious offerings on the Chinese car market. New spy shots show the upcoming Ford Kuga Ghia testing in China, Ford will also offer the ‘Ambiente’ and ‘Trend’. Full production of the Kuga at the Chang’an-Ford joint venture will start in November and the Kuga will be launched in early 2013.
Published on June 25, 2012 by Joey Wang
Spy shots from the new Ford Fiesta turbo testing in China, it will get the 1.0 Ecoboost turbocharged engine under the bonnet, good for 125hp and mated to a Powershift DCT. The 1.0 will replace the aging 1.3. At the same time the Fiesta will get a small facelift, the updated package will arrive on the Chinese car market later this year.
Published on June 14, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Ford is working on a facelift for the Fiesta in China, it debut later this year, likely at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November. The facelifted Fiesta will then continue for 3 years until 2015 when it will be replaced by an all-new model.
Published on June 7, 2012 by W.E. Ning
The all-new Ford Focus helped drive passenger car sales for Ford to a new record in China last month, Ford sold nearly 13,000 Focus’ in May. Ford China sold 46,608 passenger cars and commercial vehicles in May, an eight percent increase from May 2011. In the first five months of 2012, Ford China and its partners have sold 224,882 cars.
Published on June 7, 2012 by Joey Wang
These are the very first pics of the production version from the China-made Ford Kuga/Ford Escape. Full production will start in November and the Kuga will be launched on the Chinese car market in early 2013. Chinese name will be 翼虎, Yihu, best translated as ‘Escape’, which is also the name used in the US.
Published on June 4, 2012 by Joey Wang
Ford Motor is in talks with its partners to introduce indigenous brands in China, while it focuses on building up its own brand in the world’s biggest auto market, its China chief said on Monday.
Some foreign auto makers have launched so-called indigenous, or China-only, brands with their local partners, in part to comply with Chinese government regulations that allow global carmakers like Ford to manufacture cars in China.
Published on June 1, 2012 by W.E. Ning
The new Ford Focus ST has been spied testing in China, it debuted in April on the Beijing Auto Show and will be launched on the Chinese car market in July. The Ford Focus ST will be imported while the standard Focus is made in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture.