Ford Lifts the Veil on Production 2013 EcoSport Small Crossover at the Beijing Auto Show


Only a few months after the debut of the EcoSport Concept at the New Delhi Auto Expo in January, Ford presented the production version of its new small crossover in a world premiere at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing.

Ford's answer to the Nissan Juke will be produced in China, India, Thailand and South America and will be offered in nearly 100 markets globally. The Detroit automaker did not say if the U.S. will be amongst those countries to get the EcoSport, though it is unlikely.

"The new EcoSport is full of personality," said J Mays, head of Ford Motor Company's design division. "Customers around the world immediately recognise its capability and SUV robustness that is achieved with aggressiveness. It is friendly and it’s a vehicle that really makes you smile."

In Beijing, Ford showed the top-of-the-line model, the EcoSport Titanium that boasts 16-inch alloy wheels and a chrome grille on the outside, and several standard technology and comfort features inside such as the Ford SYNC infotainment system with voice control.

The EcoSport will be offered with several engine options (depending on the market), including a new 1.5-liter Ti-VCT petrol engine and the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged engine rated at 118hp and 125lb ft of torque.




jarooo4 said... »April 24, 2012

I like it! Small SUV with good proportions and pleasing to the eye design. But if it's rival of Juke then I prefer the Nissan.

Mikearnone said... »April 24, 2012

The EcoSport is a sweet looking vehicle, it would do well in the USA. Bring it.
Very proud of Ford, they are producing one ht after another, good job.

Seriously, the Juke is an assault on the eyes. U-G-L-Y—move over Aztek, I need to throw up.And for that matter Nissan/Infiniti current tortured designs scream look-at-me I'm different!!
I want to like their line-up, but Nissan is lost like ALL Japanese car companies.

Psiqtas said... »April 24, 2012

That car looks funny - like a big pissed of pokemon! :-D

Marcuspetraska said... »April 24, 2012

so does it have 4wd?

Braddo said... »April 26, 2012

oh my god its a baby Ford Territory!

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