Chinese-Made Ford Mondeo Is Ready!
Set to make its debut at the Shanghai Auto Show, in April, the Chinese Mondeo is ready, ahead of its official market debut in May. The Chinese-made car, manufactured by the Chang'an-Ford joint venture appress to be identical to the Euro-spec Mondeo, was revealed at a private dealers' meeting earlier this month.
Also, despite being very low quality, the photos also show a green Focus ST, as well as an Explorer SUV, on the far right. The Explorer will be made locally, by the Jiangling-Ford joint venture, from 2014 onward, and until then it will be imported.
The Chinese Mondeo will get the same range of engines as the outgoing model, which will most likely be kept in production, alongside the new model, like Mazda is doing with the 6. The 2.3-liter naturally-aspirated engine is rumoured to be replaced by the 1.6-liter EcoBoost unit, but this is pure speculation at this point.
The car will cost from between 170,000 to 260,000 yuan, or from $27,300 to $41,700.
Via carnewschina.com and autohome.com.cn
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