Ford Escort premiere confirmed for Beijing show

Production Ford Escort for Beijing reveal

Ford Escort nameplate to make production return at this weekend’s Beijing motor show

A production version of the Ford Escort is to make its world debut at the Beijing motor show, it has been confirmed. The car is targeted at the Chinese market, and will be built locally.

Although no official information has been revealed, internet rumours suggest the front-drive saloon will use the powertrain from the Chinese-market Focus.

Ford revealed an Escort concept at the Shanghai motor show last year. Of the concept, Ford said it would offer “a fun driving experience, high level of technology, exceptional roominess, uncompromised functionality and sophisticated design”.

The model is intended to grow Ford’s presence in China’s compact saloon segment, which generates more than five million sales annually. The marque currently sells second- and third-generation Focus models in China.

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