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Ford Vietnam rolls out 20,000th EcoSport

Released at: 14:15, 14/12/2018

Ford Vietnam rolls out 20,000th EcoSport

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Ford Vietnam reaches milestone at Hai Duong factory after EcoSport's four years on the market.

by Jessica Nguyen

Ford Vietnam has manufactured its 20,000th Ford EcoSport at its Hai Duong factory after more than four years on the local market.

The small SUV has contributed significantly to Ford’s growth in Vietnam, with sales accounting for more than 20 per cent of the annual total. Ford Vietnam has sold more than 4,220 Eco Sport vehicles so far this year, an increase of 18 per cent year-on-year. The EcoSport comes in two engine versions: the EcoBoost 1.0L, which for five consecutive years has been recognized as the “Engine of the Year” in the global market, and the 1.5L I3 Ti-VCT 122Ps.

Featuring the characteristics of a compact sports utility, the Ford EcoSport is suitable for urban living and is favored by young families thanks to its versatility, high visibility, and reasonable price.

“We are proud that the Ford EcoSport was the vehicle that opened up a new segment, creating the trend in small vehicles in urban areas in Vietnam,” said Mr. Pham Van Dung, General Director of Ford Vietnam. “Moreover, the car has a modern design and personality, is fuel efficient, and features intelligent and safe technologies.”

The Ford Motor Co. has invested millions of dollars over the years in building a modern production line. Its Hai Duong factory has production equipment and robotics to ensure production is fully accurate and that the highest aesthetics are achieved.

The EcoSport is also renowned for its high-strength steel frame and ultra-rigid boron steel combined with state-of-the-art safety technology, with the SYNC 3 connection system controlling both entertainment and the “hands free” function, as well as six airbags (Titanium version). With a high driving position, the vehicle allows drivers to widen their view. The clearance of the car makes it easy to drive over potholes or low sidewalks or in moderate flooding.

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