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Old 04-12-2014, 10:44 AM   #1
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Escort will aimed at a clientele willing to pay extra for more room inside and a wide panoply of high-tech feature.

Kinda found this interesting, it could be the basis for that Lincoln sedan.


"Ford has confirmed it will travel to the Beijing Motor Show to unveil a new compact sedan that will resurrect the Escort nameplate.

Previewed by a close-to-production concept at last year's Shanghai Motor Show, the Escort will be roughly the same size as a four-door Focus sedan but it will be aimed at a clientele willing to pay extra for more room inside and a wide panoply of high-tech feature. The Dearborn-based automaker believes the typical Escort buyer will be older and wealthier than the average Focus buyer.

Ford is keeping details under wraps until the Escort's official debut but a batch of leaked patent images suggest the Escort has changed very little in its transition from a show car to a production vehicle. Penned with Ford's Kinetic design language in mind, the Escort borrows styling cues such as its trapezoidal grille with horizontal slats and its elongated headlamps from members of Ford's global lineup like the Fusion and the Fiesta.

Technical details are not available but the Escort will undoubtedly use the same four-cylinder gasoline-burning engines that are offered with the Focus. Power will be sent to the front wheels via either a manual or an automatic gearbox.

Official information about the Escort will be available in the coming weeks. It will be built in China and it might be exported to Russia and select countries in Latin America, but Ford is not currently planning on selling the sedan in North America or in Europe.

Read more: http://www.leftlanenews.com/ford-escort-2014.html#ixzz2ygfcXHAk"


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Old 04-12-2014, 01:08 PM   #2
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Nice title!

I'm guessing it will have an advanced suspension setup with adjustable traction control like the explorer has. A huge gas tank would be necessary, also.

This comes from a friend who spent time over there (USMC), who tells me Chinese travellers prefer cars with extra long range since they don't have gas stations on long trips, and the roads can deteriorate rather quickly in the long-range wilderness.
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My first car was my grandparents 90 ford escort. its awesome to see they are bringing the escort name back.
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Chinese travellers prefer cars with extra long range since they don't have gas stations on long trips, and the roads can deteriorate rather quickly in the long-range wilderness.
That might be true in some parts of China, but it certainly doesn't apply to most Chinese cars buyers.

Keep in mind that China has many large cities.
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I don't see a luxury Lincoln compact coming from a previous gen MK2 european Focus with a stretched wheel base de-contented and built cheaper for china with a little bit of tinsel added to give the illusion of a new product.
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Ford is not currently planning on selling the sedan in North America or in Europe.
Ok so it's like the Ranger. Whatever happened to the "One Ford" world?
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