Ford has introduced the all-new Escort at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The all-new compact car will be manufactured at Ford’s Changan Ford joint venture. Built on Ford’s global C-car platform, the Ford Escort sedan has been designed specifically to meet the needs of consumers in China.
The Ford Escort front features an elongated, jeweled headlamps and the aggressive trapezoidal grille. At the sides, the designers have extended the wheelbase and pushed back the A-pillar to create more athletic, premium proportions. At the rear, the tail lamps that reflect the headlamp design are embraced by an elegant line that creates a sculpted shoulder. Sharp edges and prominent creases are running all around the car which adds to its sporty character.
The new Ford Escort is equipped with several advanced safety and security features such as an advanced airbag restraint system with six airbags, use of high strength steel, ABS with EBD and several others.
Under the hood, the Ford Escort gets an advanced 1.5-litre 4-cylinder Ti-VCT engine that promises to offer smooth power delivery and high efficiency. To extend the benefits of this fuel-efficient engine, Ford has implemented a number of features on the Ford Escort to drive fuel consumption even lower, including Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) and advanced battery technologies to reduce engine load.
The Ford Escort features the Device Dock, an innovative central dock located above the vehicle’s center console, it introduces a new way to store, mount and charge devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players and satellite navigation systems, seamlessly integrating them into the in-car entertainment system. The Ford Escort also features Connect Radio, a smart system that allows the driver to connect a smart phone to the vehicle’s radio using Bluetooth.