Published on November 27, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Ford will launch a low-budget car in China in late 2014. The new car will be manufactured by the Changan-Ford joint venture, and it will be positioned under the China-made Ford Fiesta. Price will range from around 50.000 yuan to 70.000 yuan ($8200-11.500).
Published on November 27, 2013 by Joey Wang
The upcoming new Ford Escort will be called Yachiti in Chinese, nest translated as ‘Special Elegant Galaxy’. The Ford Escort will be launched on the China car market in the second half of 2014. The Ford Escort is part of Ford’s ambitious master plan to sell one million cars per year in China by 2015. The Ford Escort will be build by the Changan-Ford joint venture.
Published on November 8, 2013 by Joey Wang
Ford Motor and its local Chinese partners sold 93.969 vehicles in October, up 55 percent compared with 2012. In the first 10 months of the year Ford reported a year-to-date total of 741.818 sales, up 52% compared with 2012. Ford, whose sales have been boosted by hot demand for models such as the Focus, Mondeo, and Fiesta, has now overtaken its Japanese rival Toyota Motor in China, whose sales grew only 4.9 percent during the first 10 months to 719.200 units.
Published on October 24, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Ford has applied for patent on the new Ford Escort sedan for the China car market. The Ford Escort will be launched in the second half of 2014. The Ford Escort is part of Ford’s ambitious master plan to sell one million cars per year in China by 2015. The Ford Escort will be made in China by the Changan-Ford joint venture.
Published on October 11, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Ford sales in China rose to a record 647.849 cars over the first nine months of 2013, up 51% compared with the same period in 2013. Ford is on its way to sell about 900.000 cars in China this year. Impressive progress but still far behind the expected 3.2 million for Volkswagen and the 3 million for GM. Ford needs to grow even faster to catch up. Here is their master plan:
Published on October 11, 2013 by Joey Wang
Ford said on Wednesday that its sales in China rose 51 percent, to 647,849 vehicles, through the first nine months of this year compared with the similar period last year. Growth accelerated in September, when Ford’s sales rose 61 percent, to 96,111. The gains have come in a Chinese car market that has cooled recently after years of robust growth.
Published on October 2, 2013 by W.E. Ning
Spy shots showing the Ford Fiesta with a 1.0 Ecoboost 3-cylinder engine in China. The Fiesta 1.0 will be launched on the Chinese car market in November, price will start around 110.000 yuan and end around 130.000 yuan.
Published on September 25, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A sleek Ford Mondeo police car, seen on the same motorway in Chongqing City where we met a Hongqi L5 earlier today. Chongqing is home to the factories of the Chang’an-Ford joint venture which makes the new Mondeo for the Chinese car market, and in China local police prefers to buy local cars. The old Ford Mondeo was used by Chongqing coppers too, painted in black and looking more scary than this white-blue new car.
The new Ford Mondeo was launched in China in late August, price starts at 179.800 yuan and ends at 265.800 yuan. Engines: 1.5 turbo and 2.0 turbo.
Published on September 20, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very shiny Ford Mondeo, seen on the Wufang Tianya Automobile Parts City in east Beijing, not far from the famous Beijing Tuning Street. The good Ford was wrapped in an eye-killing shiny blue wrap and sexed up much further with a pink grille, a pink bumper-grille, and shiny blue 5-spoke alloys.
Published on August 29, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Ford Mondeo sedan has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 179.800 yuan and ends at 265.800 yuan. The launch has long been eagerly awaited with Chinese car buyers ready to pay whatever it takes to get their hands on what is in nicknamed the ‘Aston-Ford’.