Ford is one of the most prominent car manufacturer. Vehicles of this brand enjoy good reputation and popularity in all world markets. Ford’s models are represented in all categories. It is particularly large offer in the crossover SUV segment. One of the models in this segment, which was not offered to the US market, and will soon move ‘across the pond’. 2018 Ford EcoSport is the newest member of Ford’s crossover SUV family on the US market.
Although there have been information that its sales in this market begin during 2017, the company has a different publication. Following the publication of the official website of the company, all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport release date is early 2018. Of course, the release date refers to the model that will be sold on the North American continent.
The current model has a truly exceptional competitors. Some of them are Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade, Honda HR-V and Subaru XV (Crosstrek). But despite the reputation that Ford enjoys in the global market, EcoSport slightly lags behind the competition. Consequently, Ford has allocated significant resources for the improvement of the new generation of models.
The all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport arrives with a large amount of improvement. Also, the outer appearance of the vehicle will be redesigned. The upcoming redesign will significantly closer to this model competitors. On the other hand, improvement and redesign will affect the popularity of this model in the US market.
In addition to the redesigned EcoSport models offer on the US market will complement, some other crossover SUV models. Among them are a returnee 2020 Ford Bronco and Lincoln Aviator, which will inherit the Lincoln MKT.
2018 Ford EcoSport Redesign
All-new Ford EcoSport arrives much more modern and advanced, compared to the current version. With a complete redesign of the exterior, the new model comes with the latest technologies and systems. Also, in the field of drive unit comes to certain changes or improvements. These changes will make US EcoSport far more competitive.
Expectations of the new model are high. US market is extremely demanding when it comes to the crossover SUV segment. It is known that the majority of vehicles sold in this market, make models of the mentioned segment. Therefore, all eyes are on Ford’s new compact crossover. No right to make mistakes. However, there is no doubt that the Ford visualize all aspects before it was decided that the 2018 EcoSport arrives at this prestigious SUV market.
The current model is sold in the markets of Australia, Europe and some Asian countries. There are versions with 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, with the 1.5-liter Ti-VCT engine. For the new generation, the company will offer enhanced aggregates. Also, the US version will offer more powerful engines, more volume.
The aforementioned 1.0-liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost unit three times in a row declared for the engine in the class. It delivers 123 horsepower and should initiate the base version of the US version of the model.
1.5-liter Ti-VCT engine, delivering 110 horsepower. It is hard to believe that this engine can satisfy the desires of American customers. It will be offered in versions for other markets and beyond. Instead of this engine, US buyers should expect a stronger unit. According to some speculations, it can be more powerful EcoBoost unit or a powerful V6 engine.