THEafter the traumatic closure of its factory in Bahia, in 2021 ford significantly reduced its launch in the national market. This situation should change in the coming months: by the end of 2023 the brand will have 10 launches in Brazil.
Seven is already known: the hybrid version of the Maverick, the big picture F-150 and new generation ranger make three trucks. The E-Transit is one of the electric vans, along with Transit Chassis and Transit diesel with direct transmission in the commercial segment. Finally, the Mustang Mach-E SUV will be another electric model for sale.
Of the three names that have yet to be revealed, the strongest candidate is the Mustang Dark Horse, a modified version of the sports car already registered in Brazil. Another bet is the Ford Equator Sport, a mid-size SUV with a 1.5 turbo engine of 170 hp and 26.5 kgfm and a CVT transmission, which would succeed Locationreleased in Brazil in 2020.
Although not registered in the country, the body (also made in China, and partner of JMC) has already been seen in tests here several times. The curiosity is that the new SUV was launched in Mexico specifically with the name Territory and there its engine is more powerful, turbo 1.8 with 188 hp and seven-speed automatic transmission.
It is worth clarifying that there is a seven-seater Ford Equator and a five-seater Equator Sport. This is 4.62 m long, almost the length of the Jeep Compass and slightly larger than the current location. long is 1.75 m wheelbase is 2.72 m. The large Equator is 4.90 m long and has a wheelbase of 2.86 m.
Inside, 12-inch digital instrument panel, 12-inch multimedia center with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, eye tracking, electronic parking brake, front key, six airbags, panel roof, trunk opening electric, lane-keeping assist and lane keeping.
The last chance for Ford to be launched in 2023, however, depends more on rumors: on the one hand, Ford has already registered the new Thunder line assumed for its images. At the same time, there are those who bet on the arrival of bronchi“root”, the rival of the Jeep Wrangler in the United States.
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