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Shanghai 2013: Return of the Escort

Ford Motor Company set a sales record in China last month, selling 81,387 vehicles, a 65 percent increase over March ’12. Still, that’s small beer next to arch-rival General Motors, whose March ’13 sales rose 12.6 percent, to 290,538 cars and trucks. More China-centric products built with local partner Changan Ford will help the Blue Oval close the gap with its rivals there. The C-segment — compacts — accounts for about 5.5 million sales in China per year, ...

Rumored: Ford Rep Says There’s Room in U.S. for True, Compact Trucks

The new Ford Ranger has gone on sale around the world but, of course, it will never arrive in U.S. dealerships. A Ford representative was recently quoted in an Automotive.com interview saying that there is, in fact, room in the U.S. for a true, compact truck segment, even if the overseas Ranger is never imported here. Scott suggested that a successful U.S.-market Ford truck below the market-leading F-150 would have to be truly compact. As for ...