Published on March 6, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
A very flashy Ford Focus Classic, Spotted in China just outside the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing. The good Ford was painted in eye-soothing Pink and further dressed up by blue brakes and a license plate reading R9997, the ’9′ being a very lucky number in Chinese culture.
Published on February 26, 2014 by Joey Wang
More spy shots of the new Ford Escort sedan testing in China. The new Ford Escort debuted as a concept on the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. The production version will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and will be launched on the China car market early in the second half of this year.
Published on February 21, 2014 by Joey Wang
New spy shots of the new Ford Escort testing in China. The Ford Escort debuted as a concept on the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. The production version will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the China car market soon thereafter.
Published on February 18, 2014 by W.E. Ning
The Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost has been launched on the China car market, priced at 122.900 yuan. The 1.0 Ecoboost is only available in the high-end S version and has been positioned on top of the Fiesta range in China. The 1.0 liter 3-cylinder has an output of 126hp and 170nm, and is mated to a 6-speed DCT. Read more »
Published on February 18, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The Ford Taurus will be manufactured in China from 2015 at the Changan-Ford joint venture. The Ford Taurus will have its China-debut on the April 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. Price will range from 300.000 yuan to 450.000 yuan ($50.000 – $75.000). The Taurus will be powered by a 2.0 four-cylinder with 240hp, a 3.5 liter V6 with 365hp, and a new China-only 2.5 liter four-cylinder which will be positioned between the 2.0 and the 3.5.
The Taurus will be the largest China-made Ford sedan so far. The current largest sedan is the Ford Mondeo which is priced from 179.800 yuan to 265.800 yuan. Ford is on a roll in China with sales up 53% in January alone. Ford plans to launch 15 new cars on the Chinese market by 2015, under a master plan creatively called ’1515′.
Published on February 17, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Lincoln MKC will be launched on the China car market in Q4. The Lincoln MKC will initially be imported into China until local production starts in late 2015. The China-bound MKC will be powered by a 2.0 turbo with 237hp and 366nm, and a 2.3 turbo with 270hp and 407nm, both mated to a 6-speed DCT.
Published on February 14, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
A very happy Ford Mondeo, Spotted in China at the Solana shopping mall in Beijing. The fine Ford was wrapped in an eye-deadening shiny Pink wrap and further sexed up by extra shiny chrome and darkened windows. Alloys are sadly standard where matte black would have been better.
Published on February 12, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
Ford and its two joint ventures sold 94.466 cars in China in January, up 53% year-on-year. Ford is on a roll in China, in December sales were up 35% and in November 47%. The growth is likely to continue as Ford will launch more cars and will expand its dealer network to third and fourth tier cities.
The most popular Fords in China are the Ford Focus, the Ford Focus Classic, the Ford Mondeo, and the Ford Fiesta. The recently launched Ford Kuga and Ford Ecosport SUV’s have been received very well on the Chinese auto market. Ford operates two joint ventures in China: Changan-Ford for passenger cars and Jiangling-Ford for commercial vehicles and large SUV’s.
Published on February 10, 2014 by Joey Wang
The new Ford Figo sedan debuted last week on the New Delhi Auto Show in India. The Figo will be launched on the Indian car market in 2015, and it previews the Ford Ka sedan for the China car market. The Ford Ka sedan and Ford Ka hatchback will hit the Chinese auto market in Q4, debut is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in December.
Published on February 1, 2014 by W.E. Ning
The Ford Ka will be launched on the China car market in the fourth quarter of this year, debut is expected for the Guangzhou Auto Show in December. The Ford Ka will be manufactured in China by the Changan-Ford joint venture. The China-made Ford Ka will be based on the 2014 Brazil-made Ford Ka (pictured) which debuted late last year as a concept and will launch on the Brazilian market in April.