Ford to Export 40K North America-Built Vehicles to China

Ford to Export 40K North America-Built Vehicles to China
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Ford is gearing up to export vehicles it builds in North America to Chinese consumers.

According to Auto Warehousing Co., a vehicle processing firm, the Detroit automaker plans to sell both the Explorer and Escape crossovers in China. Auto Warehousing expects to eventually handle up to 40,000 Ford vehicles being sent to China each year.

The Edge is built in Oakville, Canada while the Escape is made in Ford’s Chicago assembly plant.

Through the first nine months of the year, Ford exported a total 16,405 vehicles to China. It currently sells locally made vehicles there including the Kuga and EcoSport. But the brand has a bigger plan to offer a complete line of SUVs to Chinese consumers.

Ford will also begin exporting Lincoln products to China in late 2014. At least for now, those vehicle will also be built in North America.

GALLERY: 2013 Ford Escape

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[Source: Detroit News]

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