Last year, Ford announced the revival of the Escort nameplate with a new concept which was showcased at the Shanghai Auto show. And now the company plans to introduce a production version of the Ford Escort at this month's Beijing Motor Show in China.
Ford is yet to come forward with more details, but it is reported that the car will be just about the same size as the Focus sedan but with a more spacious interior and extra technological features.
It is also likely that the production version will feature much of the concepts styling which adopted Ford's most recent styling language with the Aston Martin-inspired chromed front grille and an overall look which resembles the larger Mondeo/Fusion.
Engine lineup, gearbox choices and front-wheel drive layout are expected to be carried over from the Focus. Interestingly, it's not too dissimilar to the Ford Figo concept we saw in India earlier in 2014.
The Ford Escort production version will be unveiled on April 20 at the Beijing Motor Show.