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Hot Cars From the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show

Meghan Reeder | CNBC

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Ford Escort Concept

Ford kicked off this year's Shanghai auto show unveiling its Escort Concept - a compact car designed specifically for the Chinese market.

The Escort Concept features a hexagonal front grill with a chrome outline and sports LED lights. While no specific details were given on when the Escort Concept would go into production, Ford said in a statement that it plans to focus on China's compact car market, which accounts for more than 25 percent of the country's total vehicle industry.

The carmaker announced last week that it plans to double its share of China's car market to 6 percent over the next three years as it introduces a series of new vehicles like the Kuga SUV, EcoSport compact SUV, Explorer large SUV and the Mondeo mid-sized sedan. All of these models will be available in China by mid-2013.


Meghan Reeder | CNBC