March 20, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Ford Ecosport SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market, price starts at 94.800 yuan and ends at 127.800 yuan. The Ford Ecosport is the second SUV in Ford’s China line-up after the Ford Kuga that was launched on the Chinese car market in January.
March 9, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The Ford Ecosport will be launched on the Chinese car market on March 19, price will range from 94.800 yuan and end at 129.800 yuan. Bringing the Ecosport to China is a smart move by Ford. The booming segment for cheap-mini SUV’s is dominated by local Chinese automakers, so Ford must be able to win market share fast, especially since GM and Volkswagen got nothing there to compete.
October 22, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
New pictures from the Ford Ecosport for the Chinese auto market, it will be launched in early 2013, debut is expected at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November. Chinese media say today that the Ford Ecosport will also be available with a 110hp 1.5 liter four-cylinder mated to a 5-speed manual of 5-speed automatic. Earlier on we heard the Ecosport would only get the new 120hp 1.0 liter three cylinder engine, but we did indeed expect Ford to launch a bigger and cheaper engine for China.
September 27, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots of the Ford Ecosport, this time in yellow, seen in the great city of Chongqing, home of the factories of the Chang’an-Ford joint venture that makes the Ecosport for the Chinese car market.
August 17, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
New spy shots of the Ford Ecosport show a long line of vehicles near the factory, meaning that production of the Ecosport in China has started. The Ford Ecosport is made in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture, it will be luanched on the China car market in early 2013, debut is expected at the Guangzhou Auto Show in November.
May 25, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The production version of the Ford Ecosport debuted last month at the Beijing Auto Show and Ford is now getting the new small SUV ready for the Chinese car market. The Ecosport will be made in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture. The Chinese name is YiBo, 翼搏, two complicated characters that are best translated as ‘wings (of) combat’. Well, it was about time Ford got a bit aggressive in the world’s biggest car market.
April 28, 2012 by W.E. Ning
The production version of the Ford Ecosport SUV debuted earlier this week at the Beijing Auto Show. The Ecosport will be made in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture. It will also be made in upcoming markets such as Brazil, India and Russia. The Ecosport is expected to hit the Chinese car market in late 2012.
January 12, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The Ford Ecosport compact SUV debuted early this month at the New Delhi Auto Expo. It will be made in Europe, India and China. In China it will be made by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture, it will hit the market in late 2012, just in time to compete head-on with the Buick Encore.
September 22, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Ford Ecosport small SUV will have its worldwide debut at the April 2012 Beijing Auto Show. The Ecosport will be made in China in Brazil, in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture which is also involved in the development and design of the Ecosport.