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Published on May 14, 2016
All new 2016, 2017 Ford Escort launched on the Chinese car market The new 2016, 2017 Ford Escort has been launched on the Chinese car market, giving Ford yet another entry in the crowded compact sedan segment. Price start at 96.800 yuan and ends at 119.800 yuan ($15.500 – 19.200). The final production version of the 2016, 2017 Ford Escortt for China.The new Ford Escort 2016, 2017 is based on, and will eventually replace, the current China-made Ford Focus Classic (below), which is a dressed up second generation Ford Focus (2004-20011) standing on the Ford C1 platform. The Focus Classic is manufactured alongside the current third generation Ford Focus. In China, the platform underpinning the Escort is called C1 MCA. The Ford Escort is manufactured in China by the Changan-Ford joint venture. Size 2016, 2017 Ford Escort : 4587/1825/1490mm, wheelbase is 2687. Chrome strip running into taillight the hippest part of an otherwise boring design. Buyers in the segment where the Escort operates are known to be mid-aged and conservative, so the conservative design of the vehicle makes some sense. However, younger buyers will walk away and that is the booming market Ford should really be after, in a time where other brands are designing cars especially for the young. 2016, 2017 Ford Escort All in all, it almost seems as if Ford didn’t really want this new Escort. It is just a weird car. The comments on Chinese websites are largely negative, with many commenters saying the Escort is too expensive for what it offers. Not a good sign again. Let us thus dream for a moment of the good old times! #cars#auto#moto