Ford revives iconic Escort nameplate

04:17, Apr 20 2013
Ford Escort concept.
Ford Escort concept.
Ford Escort concept.
Ford Escort concept.
Ford Escort concept.
Ford Escort concept.
Ford Escort concept.
Ford Escort concept.
Ford Escort concept.
Ford Escort concept.
Ford Escort concept.
Ford Escort concept.

Ford has revived its iconic Escort nameplate - with some Australian input.

Ford's Melbourne-based design centre was involved in developing the look of the new Escort, which is a concept car for now.

Unveiled today (NZ time) at the 2013 Shanghai motor show, the Escort concept is designed to appeal to younger Chinese families with a uniquely designed small sedan body.

Designed primarily for the Chinese market the new Escort is based on the underpinnings of a Focus small car but with a slightly larger body that leads to more interior space.

The Escort was a popular model in New Zealand throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

-Fairfax Media Australia

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