One of my favourite past times is to go to the websites of car makers from other countries and see what sort of interesting vehicles they sell. I love seeing what old models they continue to sell new in other places. Personally seeing every single new model they sell compiled into one list is quite satisfying. I figured Ford would be a good choice to start with, considering their lineup is going to be much smaller very soon, although Ford has little surprises when you look at their global lineup compared to most global companies, thanks to the One Ford policy.
Currently the smallest car Ford offers, the Ka and the Figo were two completely different superminis for different markets, which converged into a global car, with different names depending on the market. Naturally there’s an “Active” variant, which is called the Ford Freestyle in India for whatever reason. What’s wrong with the Figo Active? And why does the Active have the Ford oval in the middle of the grille, unlike the other versions?
I can’t walk down the road without seeing 5, so I find it kinda funny there’s a place where they couldn’t justify selling it. I’m super glad they’ve kept the 3 door version, they’re a dying breed. Of course Ford probably sells more 3 door Fiesta’s than the entirety of MG or Suzuki. Also the ST is funky as ever. No saloon version it seems this time. There’s one more variant well get to.
The new one must be a bit too premium for some markets, so they still sell the old one. Some places get a new front bumper, and to some wouldn’t even be able to tell the difference with this and the new one.
However in places where they the 5 door gets a new facelift, the saloon is unchanged for some reason, even though it too was recently updated for 2019. Also the Fiesta approaches it’s death bed, it understandably doesn’t get a facelift for America.
The Focus too has got a new version, but y’all Americ-ok, I think it doesn’t need explaining again. If you put Genesis badges on this, I would be utterly fooled, the grilles are so similar. The new model is available in an abundance of bodystyles, but interestingly enough the “Active” is not available as an estate. Seems like a missed opportunity.
But China will continue to sell the old model. Chinese companies do this stuff all the time, apparently the Chinese have an assumption older is better. They also did this to the Mk2 when the Mk3 came out.
The Escort lives in China! I love it when manufactures revive nameplates for regular cars no one cared that much about. It’s now a Focus-based saloon. And China also sells the Focus saloon. So why does this exist? I know China loves their backseats but...
Once again the outcome of One Ford, the Fusion and the Mondeo were two separate cars converged into one. There’s actually some differences other than name, with the exception of the Hybrid, the Mondeo is a hatchback while the Fusion has just a standard trunk. Also the Mondeo hasn’t got the facelift yet. And the Global tastes, Diesels, manuals, V6s, estate version blah blah.
The Taurus is now a Chinese exclusive. Looks massive doesn’t it? Based on the Mondeo platform, but it just looks like a Mondeo XL.
Unlike the fantastic looking out going model. It’s not dead yet so it’s still on this list. Damn Americans.
Note: Insert clichéd crowd joke here.
We’ll just let it slide past that you can’t exactly buy it brand new right now.
The first of Ford’s surprisingly large MPV lineup. I loved the B-Maxs sliding door + no B-pillar combo, but unfortunately the public didn’t. So now the C-Max is their smallest MPV. Get the Grand C-Max and you get 7 seats and and sliding doors. Apparently Americans get a hybrid version, shame we never got that.
This is basically the sporty alternative to the Ford Galaxy. Makes sense with the old one, but with the new one you can barely tell the difference! And of course crossovers are the new cool family mobile. (Hilariously Ford of Europe currently sells 5 vehicles with third rows and not one of them an SUV.) Apparently still one of the best handling MPVs, although Ford’s really good at making all their vehicles fun to drive, sooo...
OK there’s the B-Max (dead), C-Max, I-Max (dead), S-Max. So naturally the next one is named after a classic Ford sold in the 60s, with a slight spelling change. Perfect! Why does Ford always have outliers in their naming schemes they’ve created?
So is this an estate, MPV, or crossover? I’m filing it under MPV. Shame they never sold Woodie accessory stickers.
The smallest of Ford’s Tourneo lineup (which is Ford for Transit passenger). A tiny little cute van with seats.
The medium of their Tourneos. The famous chicken tax van, only with the seats still in! (Yeah I know they don’t do that anymore.) Like the C-Max, comes in 5 seater and the Grand 7 seater. Americans just call it Transit instead of Tourneo for whatever reason.
Ford doesn’t consider this a commercial vehicle? OK, it’s the large of their Tourneo lineup (The largest Transit is just called Transit Passenger).
Taking the title for worst name for a car, the Ford EcoSport! I love chunky small looks of these things, and the spare tire on the back looks cool. I don’t like anything else though, other than owners faces of regret as they struggle to find the (cool hidden) boot handle, and struggle as it opens onto the pavement.
Why am I writing about this? Blah blah, Two different models, blah blah merge blah blah One Ford.
I genuinely love the sporty soft looks of the Edge, but the facelift has turned it into an awkward looking thing. This picture might be a worse case scenario, but there’s this uncanny feeling about the facelift. Head to China and it’s only available as a 7 Seater variant. The larger rear kinda looks out of place.
A proper SUV based off the Ranger ladder frame. Hopefully not the next Bronco. It’s actually kinda hard not to find a pickup without an SUV variant.
I’m really jealous we don’t get these. These things look amazing. An amazing blend of toughness and sportiness, I wouldn’t mind seeing these everywhere.
The big massive land yacht of Ford. Kinda love how they named the large on MAX. No point in hiding the extravagance and excess of such a thing.
The Ford Ranger. Kinda wished this was named Ford F-100, but yeah, small pickup, coming to the US way too late, comes in a funny colour. How come Americans get a facelift?
What’s up with Mexico and pickups? The higher end trims are called Lobo, while the lower end trims are called F1-50. The Silverado has a similar thing too.
The Super Duties. So what do the different numbers mean?
So they still sell the old 1st gen Super Duties in Brazil and co. Confusingly the Dualies are named the F-4000. They’re really bad at following their naming strategies. Why does some extra wheels deserve a completely different name anyways?
Jesus, these things look massive.
This makes my heart warm. I’m a huge fan of passenger cars converted into vans. Unfortunately the Fiesta Van will be the only proper one left when the Corsavan dies. I blame it on the death of the 3 door hatchback.
The tiniest of the Transi-Cripes I’m not doing this again. You’ve seen this before.
The famous Chicken Tax va-crap, not again. I need more filler. Ah there we go!
What’s so custom about this van again? Moving on.
Designed to suit more American needs, but still sold in Europe. Available in FWD, RWD and AWD!
The last gen Transit gen is still sold in China with a facelift! I like how that, whether you nickname it the Transit China or the Transit Classic, it still (unintentionally) conforms to the naming scheme of Transit word beginning with C. Hey it even accidentally works with with Transit Cutaway, or Transit Cab Chassis!
The others are dead but the Cutaway still lives on due to the unibodied Transits weaker towing capacity. Apparently to 2020 it will stay.
Umm, I guess this is a van? I find it funny how they just list it alongside their other models, not sticking out at all.
The smallest model in the Brazilian Ford Cargo range. These smaller models are clearly different from their other larger models such as...
What do these numbers even mean? What’s the difference between them?
They should really branch out with these trucks, they look great.
Turns out Ford of Venezuela still sells a pretty old 1721 model.
And that’s all that I could find! Keep in mind I had to deal with some slightly outdated websites, so I just used some judgement. I didn’t check every single Ford website, but I was pretty close.