Earlier this week Ford
President of the Americas confirmed in an internal webcast
that the new B-Class
Ford for North America and the rest of the world will be based on the new Mazda2
. The next question of course is what to call the new sub-compact? Ford could spend their limited resources trying to establish another new brand name, or they could revive another classic name with some established equity. Automobile magazine thinks it will be the latter, with the return of the Escort
, once the best selling car
in both the US and the World. They even photoshopped the Ford 3-bar grille onto the Mazda2 for a hint at what it might look like.