SUVs continue to control the market in all shapes and sizes, and Ford is broadening its lineup of offerings with the 2018 EcoSport. The smallest SUV that Ford has in its global showroom, the EcoSport has been on sale for nearly a decade in other parts of the world, primarily establishing markets such as Brazil, India and Eastern Europe. Now the company will be importing the subcompact SUV from a plant in Chennai, India. It will slot listed below the Escape and Edge, and compete with diminutive offerings such as the Honda HR-V, Chevrolet Trax, Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke.
2018 Ford EcoSport Design
The EcoSport features styling hints that are a blend of the Ford Fiesta and Ford Escape– which is sort of what the EcoSport is, actually. The SUV’s footprint very just like that of the Fiesta hatchback, however its greenhouse is a bit more upright and there’s a little bit more ground clearance to work with.
Out back is a rear gate that swings horizontally like a door rather than vertically like a hatchback. Room for individuals and freight and the basic proportions of the EcoSport remind me of the Kia Soul, which will be one of its fiercest competitors.
Inside, the EcoSport features a distinct floating screen panel front and center to house the 8-inch touchscreen that utilizes Ford’s most current Sync 3 multimedia system, requirement on the Titanium models. Lower trims get either a 4-inch or 6-inch screen installed in the same place with Sync 3 an alternative. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto likewise will be used, as will the FordPass app that allows connection and management of the car’s systems by means of a smart device. Audio provider Harman has actually teamed up with B&O to use B&O Play, basic on the Titanium model, a 675-watt premium audio system featuring 10 speakers, including a subwoofer.
The interior is likewise created for adaptability, with as numerous as 30 cubbies, hooks and storage bins throughout the cabin. The second-row seats fold and stow for increased freight room, and integrate with a false flooring board in the cargo location to develop a flat area for larger products.
The SES trim also features some special interior appointments, with sport seats and special copper colored trim pieces to spice things up. The top trims feature 2 USB ports low in the console for charging individual electronic devices in addition to a 12-volt socket. Optional is a 110-volt family outlet, plus a 2nd 12-volt socket for the rear seat.
2018 Ford EcoSport Engine
2 engine choices will be available. First is a turbocharged three-cylinder EcoBoost engine like the one discovered in the Ford Focus and Fiesta, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission; it sends power to the front wheels just. The optional engine is a bigger non-turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that will consist of all-wheel drive as requirement.
The 2.0-liter will be basic equipment on the SES model, in keeping with that trim’s sportier attitude, but the leading Titanium can be had in either three-cylinder or four-cylinder guise. Ford did not offer horsepower or fuel economy rankings for the powertrains, and likely will not until closer to the car’s on-sale date, more than a year away.
2018 Ford EcoSport Release Date and Price
The EcoSport will be available in four trim levels: S, SE, SES and the aforementioned Titanium. Titanium is the top-tier model with chrome brightwork and premium features. The all-new Ford EcoSport starts getting here in dealerships in early 2018, which is rather a method off. We anticipate it’ll be a long time prior to prices is finalized.