Ford is bringing the 2018 Ford EcoSport in the US and Canada. That small crossover is a new competitor in the subcompact crossover class with equivalents from other brands such as the Mazda CX-3, Chevrolet Trax, Truck Renegade, Buick Encore, Subaru Crosstrek, etc. That crossover is Ford’s entry model to the subcompact school in the US nonetheless it was basically integrated Brazil in 2003 where it is a large success but this model is also highly popular globally.
NEW ON THE 2018 MODELS:
The 2018 EcoSport is actually an updated edition of the model which came as the second technology EcoSport in mid-2012. The model brings fresh style aspects and has also updated interior for the new market. It will undoubtedly be available with two powertrains and four trims will undoubtedly be offered.
2018 FORD ECOSPORT: DESIGN
The 2018 Ford EcoSport is Fiesta-based crossover which sits on the Fiesta B2E platform. Their styling is also very similar to the Ford Fiesta but in addition shares a lot of similarities with the Ford Escape, Ford C-max and Ford Edge. Up front, the model includes the corporate hexagonal grille with outside slats. The grille is flanked by updated headlights and bellow are large slots for the fog lights.
The EcoSport also offers sculpted body lines and swollen fender flares. With solid lines on the hood and pronounced hood edges the model looks really muscular. Ford will also provide this muscular crossover in 10 body colors.
Inside, the EcoSport is fairly sporty and roomy contemplating its little proportions. The interior design is somewhat contemporary and weird at the same time. The model has individually constructed center stack and infotainment display which includes position atop the dash. There are also comfortable top 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 supports style recognition. Ford will also offer a 675-watt B&O speakers with 10 speakers. Ford will equip this model with the modern protection characteristics but detailed record hasn’t been available yet.
2018 FORD ECOSPORT: POWERTRAINS
Powering the 2018 Ford EcoSport can be a three- or four tube engines. A 1.0-liter engine has three cylinders and turbocharger. Ford still covers its specification but in the Fiesta and Focus it produces 123 hp and torque of 148 lb-ft.
An alternative will undoubtedly 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 work in the pair with the six-speed automated transmission. The front-wheel travel will undoubtedly be common while the all-wheel travel will undoubtedly be recommended on the four-cylinder models.
2018 FORD ECOSPORT: RELEASE DATE, PRICE
Ford will release this model in early 2018. Close to its release we may have more in depth specification regarding model’s performance, fuel economy, and protection equipment. As for the price, we assume that 2018 Ford EcoSport can cost from around $19, 000.