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Ford Sollers Bolsters SUV Line-up With Russian-built Ford EcoSport And Ford Edge Coming Next Year

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"I'm very happy that we were able modernize and retool the Naberezhnye Chelny plant in such a short time period. This also will enable us to create additional jobs in Tatarstan, where we will recruit 500 more people this year," said Adil Shirinov, executive director and chief operating officer, Ford Sollers.

"The Ford EcoSport and Ford Edge will be winning additions to the Russian range of Ford SUVs which already includes the Ford Explorer and Ford Kuga and will strengthen Ford's brand presence in the growing SUV and crossover market segment," said Ted Cannis, president and CEO, Ford Sollers. "Like the other Ford vehicles built by Ford Sollers, the EcoSport and Edge will be tailored to the demanding needs of our Russian customer."

Based on Ford's global B-segment platform, the EcoSport combines small car agility and fuel efficiency with the flexibility, spaciousness, four-wheel drive or front wheel drive, high driving position and style of an SUV. The car will be equipped with either 1.6-liter or 2.0-liter engine and a choice of manual or automatic transmission.

The stylish, well-equipped EcoSport interior offers space for five people and their gear, outstanding levels of comfort and quiet operation. EcoSport also will offer a comprehensive package of driver assistance technologies including Electronic Stability Program, Hill Launch Assist, SYNC voice-activated in-car connectivity system and Keyless Entry & Start system.

The Ford Edge is a versatile crossover SUV that delivers the most powerful engine in the class and an array of smart technologies. It is positioned in the Ford SUV line-up between the full-size Ford Explorer and more compact Ford Kuga. It will be equipped with a powerful, efficient 3.5-liter engine paired with an automatic transmission and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. Already a sales success in a number of markets around the world, the Ford Edge will go on-sale in Russia towards the middle of next year.  

About Ford Sollers

Ford Sollers joint venture is responsible for the production, import and distribution of all Ford brand products, including vehicles, parts and accessories, in Russia. Ford Sollers joint venture includes production facilities in Vsevolozhsk ( St. Petersburg region), Naberezhnye Chelny and Elabuga (The Republic of Tatarstan) and headquarters located in Khimki (Moscow Region).  

SOURCE Ford Motor Company

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