Ford unveils Brazil-designed car for world market

Ford unveils Brazil-designed car for world market

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A Ford EcoSport sits on display during its launch in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday Jan. 4, 2012. EcoSport is the first Ford global model designed and developed entirely by its South American team. (AP Photo/Fabio Pozzebom)

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Posted on January 4, 2012 at 12:07 PM

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Brazilian subsidiary of automaker Ford has unveiled a new version of its EcoSport SUV and says it will be sold in close to 100 countries.

The car was introduced Wednesday in the Brazilian capital and at the Auto Expo show in New Delhi.

Ford Motor Co. says in a statement that the new EcoSport is an improved, more aerodynamic version of the model it began producing in northeastern Brazil in 2003.

The statement says the EcoSport will be produced in Brazil and India and in other countries to be announce in the future. It will be sold in emerging markets, mostly in Latin America and Asia.

The company says that by mid-decade more than 2 million units of the new EcoSport will be produced each year.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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