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Ford EcoSport set to be second model built at Ford’s new Thai plant – Fiesta goes the 1.5 Ti-VCT route in Thailand

Ford EcoSport set to be second model built at Ford’s new Thai plant – Fiesta goes the 1.5 Ti-VCT route in Thailand

Ford’s EcoSport SUV, which made its debut at the Delhi Auto Expo in January and which has been confirmed as being ASEAN-bound , is set to be the second model built at the new Ford Thailand Manufacturing plant in Rayong. The plant, set to open on May 3, will initally build the Focus for the ASEAN market. The production slot of the B-segment compact SUV, which sits on a Fiesta platform, was mentioned in passing on a slide in a briefing detailing the workings and capabilities of the upcoming FTM plant (the pix is from its Delhi debut). The briefing was arranged specifically for the Malaysian press contingent during the media preview of the third-generation Focus in Bangkok. No production schedules – and thus, probable market debut dates – were revealed, but we’ve got word that the EcoSport, when it arrives, is very likely to wear a normally-aspirated 1.5 litre Ti-VCT engine, ...

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