Ford brings to the Geneva Motor Show the European version of Ford EcoSport, compact SUV, but will also present the full range of Tourneo models.The main attraction of the Ford stand at the Geneva Motor Show will be the European version of the Ford EcoSport.
The B segment SUV has gone through some changes, especially by changing its look, suspension and steering to be well received by European customers. Ford EcoSport is 4.24 meters long, 1.69 meters high and a trunk with a volume ranging between 322 and 705 liters. Among the standard equipment Ford will include ESP, six airbags and SYNC multimedia system on EcoSport.
Ford EcoSport European Specs
Ford EcoSport looks like a car that has been designed for off-road and the new model could become a fierce competitor for Dacia Duster in the European market. Duster could soon have a strong competitor very soon, as the official launch of Ford Ecoboost on the European market should be The new Ford EcoSport will go on sale in Europe in the coming months. U.S. company plans to launch new SUV first in Brazil and India, followed by Europe and the U.S.
The engine range will be centered around the 1.0-liter Ecoboost powertrain. It will be available in 100 and 125 hp versions, and for those who prefer diesel, Ford EcoSport will be equipped with a 1.5-liter turbodiesel engine capable of delivering 75 hp. The new Ford EcoSport SUV was first launched at the Auto Show in New Delhi last winter. The car is built on the famous B platform already used by cars such as Fiesta or Ford B-Max. Ford officials announced that For EcoSport is a “masculine” car and the main ingredient of this SUV is it’s C pillar, which is now larger.
The only Ford factories that can produce cars on the B platform are Germany, in Koln, and Romania, in Craiova. It remains to be seen whether the EcoSport variant will be produced in Romania or in Germany. “We can confirm production of Ford EcoSport in Europe. Yet it’s currently produced in three factories in the world (South America, China and India). We’ll talk about it at the right time” said a Ford official.
The new Ford EcoSport has undergone millions of miles of testing, the most stringent land in the harshest climates in the world,” said Nick Collins, director of B platform vehicles, Ford – Europe. The new Ford EcoSport has distinct aerodynamic features, a large front grille, thin headlights, detailed and protective side bars and bumpers. Ford EcoSport be equipped with SYNC built-in connectivity, which allows owners to activate voice phone calls and select music from devices connected via Bluetooth or USB.
Ford EcoSport European Photos
SYNC by Ford also includes Emergency Assistance that automatically connects passengers to emergency services after an accident in the correct language of the region. EcoSport will provide a complete package of driver assistance technologies, including an antilock braking system, electronic stability program, and Hill Launch Assist function.
Designed entirely at Ford plants in Brazil, Ford EcoSport will use 1 liter EcoBoost engines manufactured in the factory located in Romania. The price has not been announced.
In addition to Ford EcoSport, the Ford stand at Geneva will host the full range Tourneo models, including the new version Tourneo Courier, a new b class van built on the Fiesta platform.