The second-gen EcoSport, which made its global debut in 2012, is among the most successful modern Fords. The Ford EcoSport has been on sale in many regions around the globe. In the USA, however, the EcoSport (pronounced: Echo-Sport) has been conspicuous by its absence. All this will soon change as the manufacturer intends to launch the 2017 Ford EcoSport in the US by late next year. The 2017 Ford EcoSport carries a set of cosmetic changes over the original model. Ford‘s move to bring the EcoSport to the USA is hardly surprising. Crossovers are fast becoming a rage and Ford can most certainly do with a subcompact class contender. Read on for all there’s to know about the 2017 Ford EcoSport USA debut-
Ford EcoSport USA Launch
|14 November 2016
The EcoSport facelift has just be revealed. It has just made its debut at the LA Auto Show. However, the Ford Ecosport will be launched only by late 2017 in the USA. Prices will be announced closer to the launch date.
As we said, the EcoSport made its US debut at just the right time! US car market witnessed the sale of more than 276,000 subcompact SUVs in 2015. Ford feels that this figure could see at least a two-fold increase by 2020. The EcoSport has been setting sales charts on fire in many markets around the globe. Hence, it makes perfect sense for Ford to finally bring its cutesy SUV to the US.
Ford EcoSport USA – Specifications
|Four Wheel Drive
In India, which is the export hub for the EcoSport, this baby SUV is available with 3 engines – 1.0-liter EcoBoost, 1.5-liter TiVCT, 1.5-liter TDCi Diesel. In USA, however, the EcoSport is likely to get two engine options. The front-wheel-drive variants will be powered by the efficient 1.0-liter EcoBoost. The four-wheel-drive models will get a 2.0-liter unit. Both the engines will get a six-speed automatic transmission.
The US-spec EcoSport will made available in four trims-
Ford EcoSport USA Specifications
For the US market, the EcoSport will feature a 1.0 L EcoBoost Turbocharged petrol engine. There will also be a 2.0 L Petrol engine on offer. Unlike the Indian market, the US-spec EcoSport will get All Wheel Drive. The compact SUV will be manufactured at Ford’s facility in Chennai and exported to the USA. Exact specifications are not known yet. However, the 1.0 L EcoBoost petrol will make around 124 BHP and 170 Nm. Transmission could be a 6-speed automatic.
Ford EcoSport USA Debut at 2017 LA Auto Show
A highlight of the EcoSport’s features list will be the dash-mounted eight-inch screen for the Sync 3 system. The EcoSport will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, along with an optional Harman-sourced 10-speaker, 675-watt B&O PLAY audio system.
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