Category Archives: Ford

Ford EcoSport Mini SUV Hits Showrooms, Priced from 94,800 Yuan

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The joint venture of Changan Auto and Ford Motor announced today the pricing of the Chinese-built EcoSport in Hangzhou, putting the long-awaited mini SUV on sale across the nation. The six versions released, available on three trim levels, sell for 94,800-127,800Yuan (US$15,241-20,546). While competitively priced, the Changan-Ford EcoSport came with several disappointments. Most importantly, the […]

Changan-Ford Develops Focus-derived “Jiayue” EV

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As the government demands more contribution from them to the development of native brands and green technology, sino-foreign joint ventures have in recent years launched a set of China-only vehicle marques. These new marques are useful in bringing back outdated foreign-brand models or introducing electric ones (the Chinese government currently does not provide subsidies to […]

Hafei Auto to Make Ford Fiesta?

After being acquired by Changan Auto in 2009, Hafei Auto has been struggling to steer a path. Its mini vans have lost popularity, and it has failed to effectively crack the sedan market, delivering only about 2,000 Saimas and 350 Saibaos in the first ten months of this year. With plants idling, Hafei’s discontent grows […]

Changan-Ford Launched the EcoSport Mini SUV

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The EcoSport built by Changan-Ford in Chongqing made its public debut Thursday in Guangzhou. Compared with the Indian and Brazilian versions, the Chinese one is slightly longer, adding 39mm to overall body length and 9mm to wheelbase. When released next month, it will be equipped with an 81kw normally aspirated 1.5L engine (Ti-VCT), paired with […]

Changan-Ford Kuga Makes Its Debut in Beijing

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The Chinese-built Kuga (Escape) made its premiere today in Beijing, warming up for the market launch in early 2013. A showcase model was presented to a group of reporter for photo-taking, with no pricing information revealed. Unlike some other overseas models transplanted to China, the Kuga did not undergo enlargement treatment, retaining the 2690mm wheelbase. […]

Changan-Ford to Release EcoSport with Extended Wheelbase

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The EcoSport mini SUV from Changan-Ford, to be released before the year end, has a longer wheelbase than oversea versions, reveals the latest issue of the new car bulletin from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Changan-Ford EcoSport CAF7150B4 CAF7150N4 Length/width/height (mm) 4280/1785/1658 Wheelbase (mm) 2530 Transmission 6AT 5MT Curb weight (kg) 1295 1245 […]

China Sales of Ford Focus Reach 1 Million

Marin Burela, President of Changan-Ford, extended thanks to Chinese consumers on Saturday as sales of the joint venture’s most popular model, the Focus compact, reached the one million mark. The Focus built by Changan-Ford was first released in September 2005, as the second generation. It was not an instant hit. However, over the past seven […]

Ford China April Sales Went Up 3% to 44,340

Ford said on Friday that it delivered 44,340 new vehicles to dealers in China last month, 3% more than a year earlier. In the first four months, sales climbed 15% on year to 184,906 units. In April, 17,556 units of Focus compact sedan were sold, up 19%. The 2011 Mondeo-Zhisheng, released on March 17 and […]