Chinese Ford Escort
I guess the current Focus is way too crazy looking for the Chines market?
These patent designs show that Ford will indue introduce a more conservative alternative for that local market. Using the old “escort” name.
This is the concept we saw last year. As you can see, the production design above stays very close.
It is a nice looking car. Better than many other compacts we have over here (Like the poor Sentra…)
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I really like the US focus hatchback. Never really like the 4 door, the proportions seemed wrong. so hopefully they will rethink the design for US as well.
The Focus is selling like hot mooncakes in China, no worries there.
This new Escort is probably an attempt to increase their market coverage with a cheaper model.
better looking than the Ford Focus we get in the USA also.
Sorry, but I find Ford's recent designs to be among the worst in the industry. They've done that ugly, brick nose to death.
I love all the armchar design analysts in the room. The reality is that Fords current design theme is regarded as the best in the industry right now. Not only in the US, but globally. It's one of only a couple car brands in Europe that isn't sucking wind right now. Prior to the current generation of Ford cars, the brand was stuck in a design rut. They need to be just as aggressive with Lincoln.
I don't understand this at all. I remember seeing the concept and I read that it was supposed to be more premium than the Focus. All this is is just a Focus with a slightly different design. It would have been perfect as a Mercury because it would have been different enough.
Friend, why read the comments if you don't want to hear what others have to say about the design? Sounds like you're an armchair expert at being rude.
It has incredibly clean lines, like something Audi would design. I've never understood why Ford has to have such busy, complicated design here in the US. The Germans never seem to have to resort to that. They should sell this car over here. It's actually very tasteful looking.