New Compact SUV Player – Ford Ecosport Coming To The US In 2017


Ford Ecosport continues to expand its market. The model which used to be available in Europe, India and Russia before made a debut in Los Angeles, California this year. Can you expect it on the rest of U.S. market? Yes, the company has officially confirmed that 2017 Ford Ecosport is coming to the U.S. as 2018 model year car.

Possible Pricetag

Even though Ford still doesn’t give any official information on how much their new model cost many sources assume that it will be as much as $20,000 for the standard trim. More expensive variants will be also sold. As for the current production, an average Ford Ecosport will cost you around $22,000 depending on the trim and options.

Lifted Fiesta

Ecosport is mini-sized crossover which looks like an off-roader. It’s huge grille makes this model brutal and rough. Nevertheless, it’s FWD only with a mechanics which is closer to Fiesta style.

High ground clearance along with tires for any season are its advantages, though. The latest facelift has improved its interior dramatically. However, Ecosport hasn’t gained much success among critics which makes Ford put more efforts to make this production much better. This is the policy which company is going to stick to.

Titanium Means Well-Equipped

Titanium version is the model with top specs as Ford claims which are true. The car is well-equipped. Nevertheless, some of the drivers find it a little underwhelming when driving. It’s a practical car which good for the urban environment. It uses EcoBoost engine. Its black exterior looks really attractive and even elegant. Some sources still criticize this model because it hasn’t got many options and offer to buy Citroen C4 Cactus which is better packaged.

But still, if you want a compact crossover which is easy to park and drive in traffic Ford Ecosport Titanium is a good decision. The model uses a turbocharged type of petrol engine. It provides you around 138 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque which is a good number still. The engine is paired with 5-speed automatic transmission and makes it 0-60 in 11.8sec.

The interior of new Ecosport has been modified in a number of ways. For example, it offers you all new steering wheel along with new touchscreen and instrument cluster. They have renovated the whole design of the interior to make the car more up to date and more attractive as well. There’re a lot of controls to use and to adjust. So the new Ford Ecosport looks very stylish now. The driver’s seat includes height adjustment facilities. Now the model uses a lot of leather. The top trims offer you six airbags. There’s a plenty of legroom as well.
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