Ford to Boost Edge, Explorer Exports to China
According to vehicle processing firm Auto Warehousing Co, Ford will boost exports of its Edge mid-size and Explorer full-size SUVs to booming China through a shipping port located in Portland, Oregon. Built in Chicago and Oakville (Canada) respectively, the Explorer and the Edge will join the locally produced EcoSport and Kuga on the Chinese market.
“The vast majority of the vehicles we sell in China are built in China. As part of our plan to offer a full family of SUVs to Chinese consumers, we began importing the Ford Explorer from the US to China this year. Explorer joins our locally produced EcoSport and Kuga, as well as Edge, which is imported from Canada,” Ford said in a statement.
Starting next year, Ford will also be exporting US-built Lincoln vehicles to China, hoping that Asian sales will help revive the lagging luxury brand.
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