Ford Lio Ho (福特六和) is an automaker based in Taiwan. It is 70% owned by Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford Motor Company. Its current passenger car range includes the Fiesta (Mk 6), the Focus, and the Mondeo (Mk 3), as well as the i-MAX and the Escape. Its commercial vehicle range consists of the Ranger and the Econovan.
It began operations in 1972, assembling Ford models like the Cortina. In the 1980s, it began assembly of Mazda-based models, such as the Laser (Mazda 323), Telstar (Mazda 626) and Festiva (Mazda 121). Former Ford models unique to Taiwan include the Ford Tierra, based on the Mazda 323 sedan, but with different styling from the similar Ford Laser, the Ford Activa, a rebadged Mazda 323 hatchback, and the Ford Mondeo Metrostar, based on the European Mondeo sedan, but with styling cues from the North American Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique.
Taiwan-market Ford and Mazda vehicles include locally-assembled Ford Mondeo, Ford Focus, Ford Escape, Mazda 3, Mazda 5, and Mazda Tribute. Also, all 2007 model year Asia/Pacific (except South Korean-market) Ford Escapes are assembled by Ford Lio Ho. The Taiwan-assembled Mondeo is also exported to mainland China.
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- "福特六和 - 轎車". www.Ford.com.tw (August 9, 2010).
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