China’s Changan could make an own-brand car, based on technology acquired from joint venture partner Ford, says Automotive News [sub]. It would likely be a mid-sized sedan, based on a Ford platform. It would be produced in Changan’s plant in Nanjing, near Shanghai.
Building own-brand cars based on foreign platforms has a long tradition in China. FAW’s Red Flag cars were mostly outdated Audis. FAW was also known to use Lincoln parts for presidential limousines. FAW’s mid-size Besturn is based on the Mazda 6. Of course there is BAIC that bought Saab tooling. And the list goes on.