Ford is bringing the 2018 Ford EcoSport in the US and Canada. This little crossover is a new rival in the subcompact crossover class with equivalents from different manufacturers such as the Mazda CX-3, Chevrolet Trax, Jeep Renegade, Buick Encore, Subaru Crosstrek, etc. This crossover is Ford’s entry model to the subcompact school in the US however it was built in Brazil in 2003 where it is a big accomplishment but this model is also highly popular globally.
NEW ON THE 2018 MODELS:
The 2018 EcoSport is actually a current variation of the model which came as the 2nd generation EcoSport in mid-2012. The model brings fresh styling components and in addition has updated interior for the new market. It will be available with two powertrains and four trims will be offered.
2018 FORD ECOSPORT: DESIGN
The 2018 Ford EcoSport is Fiesta-based crossover which sits on the Fiesta B2E platform. Its styling is also very similar to the Ford Fiesta but additionally shares a lot of similarities with the Ford Escape, Ford C-max and Ford Edge. At the start, the model includes the corporate hexagonal grille with horizontal slats. The grille is flanked by up-to-date headlights and bellow are large slots for the fog lights.
The EcoSport also offers sculpted body lines and swollen fender flares. With powerful lines on the hood and pronounced hood edges the model looks really muscular. Ford will also offer this muscular crossover in 10 body colors.
Inside, the EcoSport is fairly sporty and spacious considering its small proportions. The interior design is somewhat contemporary and unusual at the same time. The model has distinctly configured center collection and infotainment display which has position atop the dash. There are also comfortable front chairs and rear row which creases into the floor.
Ford will present this subcompact crossover in four trims S, SE, SES and range-topping Titanium.
Accessible can be the SYNC3 infotainment system with the 8.0-inch touchscreen compatible with the Android Auto and Apple Car Play. The system also helps voice recognition. Ford will also offer a 675-watt B&O sound system with 10 speakers. Ford will equip this model with the modern security characteristics but step-by-step record hasn’t been available yet.
2018 FORD ECOSPORT: POWERTRAINS
Powering the 2018 Ford EcoSport can be a three- or four cylinder engines. A 1.0-liter engine has three cylinders and turbocharger. Ford still hides its specification but in the Fiesta and Focus it produces 123 hp and torque of 148 lb-ft.
An alternative solution will be normally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It can produce 160 hp and 146 lb-ft of the torque in the Ford Focus.
Both engines will function in the pair with the six-speed computerized transmission. The front-wheel push will be typical while the all-wheel push will be optional on the four-cylinder models.
2018 FORD ECOSPORT: RELEASE DATE, PRICE
Ford will release this model in early 2018. Close to its release we can have more descriptive specification regarding model’s performance, fuel economy, and security equipment. As for the price, we assume that 2018 Ford EcoSport can cost from about $19, 000.