Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Ford Escort Concept Debuted at Shanghai Auto Show
WESTLAND, Mich.- Once the best selling car in the world, Ford Motor Company is looking to revive a popular nameplate. This past weekend the automaker debuted the Ford Escort compact concept vehicle! Ford's most popular vehicle name behind the F-series pickup, the Escort, made its official debut at the Shanghai Auto Show in China.
Unconvinced that the needs of the market were being completely met by the current vehicle offerings, Ford has taken the first step to bring back an updated Escort. Based on the Ford Focus chassis, The Ford Escort concept car is stretched a little to achieve a more spacious interior. But the Escort concept aims to be more affordable than its original replacement, the Ford Focus.With a more upright roofline, the concept is stylish while still appealing to Chinese tastes. Designed for the Chinese market, it is significant that the jewel-like headlights on the concept resemble the Chinese character for the number 8 which is considered lucky as a portent of wealth.
The Ford Escort Concept that Debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show will be the automaker's third compact sedan. While it may seem excessive, it works well in a country like China where the country's wealth levels vary widely. Plus, compact cars make up 60% of the new vehicle market in China. However, the Escort is still just a concept. It's unknown whether the car will ever be built even though it's close to a production model. Even so, if the vehicle is produced, it it will likely stay in China since it was designed specifically for the Chinese market.
While we may not get to see the Ford Escort come to the U.S., you can still get your hands on the world's best selling car at North Brothers Ford! Stop by to check out our Ford Focus inventory, or our wide selection of Low Mileage Used Cars at your Dearborn Heights Area Ford Dealership! North Brothers Ford, located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185, is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in Southeast Michigan committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at (888) 806-7163, our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help!
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