New Ford EcoSport unveiled in Paris
Ford’s new EcoSport, the latest addition to the Ford model line up, made its debut at the Paris Motor Show.
The new EcoSport is based on the Fiesta and is Ford’s first jaunt into Europe’s compact SUV segment.
Engine line up for the SUV starts with the award-winning, 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine which can now be found in every new car Ford is introducing.
The economy figures have not been released as yet but you can expect them to be similar to those of the B-Max which is based on the same platform which underpins all of Ford’s B-segment cars.
That would mean fuel economy of around 60mpg and a 0-60 time of around 11 seconds for the 118bhp variant of the 1.0 litre engine.
It may well be offered with an alternative 1.0 litre with less horsepower, as is the case with the new Fiesta.
Customers will also be able to specify a diesel option as well, most likely the new 1.5 unit which is aiming to phase out the established 1.6TDCi
The new EcoSport will be equipped with the latest technology, including Ford’s SYNC system which allows operation of all major systems via voice control.
The first generation of the SUV was originally launched in Brazil in 2003, with this latest model being Ford’s first global version of the car which is entirely developed in South America.
It will go on sale in Europe within the next 18 months with prices yet to be announced.