Mystery New Ford Fiesta-Based SUV Coming To Europe In 2020

Ford’s SUV onslaught is in full swing in North America and it looks like things won’t be much different in Europe either.

A sign of things to come for the automaker’s European division is this Fiesta-based SUV prototype our photographers snapped in Germany. Another Fiesta-based SUV, you say? Ford already has the EcoSport and the Fiesta Active in Europe so why does it need a third B-segment SUV?

Well, the Fiesta Active is just a jacked-up version of the hatchback and the EcoSport is getting a bit too old. The new model will most likely replace the EcoSport to give Ford a solid boost in one of the hottest market segments right now.

The as-yet-unnamed model will compete with small SUVs such as the Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Kona, Kia Stonic, and the like. The prototype you see in the photos is in production trim but features heavy camouflage and padded panels to disguise its shape. Still, we can spot details such as the high front end and the sloping roofline that gives it a four-door coupe vibe.

It definitely looks bigger and better-proportioned than the EcoSport, as well as more dynamic. Whether this new model will replace directly the EcoSport or the latter will get a replacement of its own – as suggested by the spy shots of a test mule in September 2018 – isn’t certain as of yet but we will probably find out in the coming months.

Either way, Ford seems determined to bring a new Fiesta-based SUV to market in 2020.

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Photo credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for Carscoops

  • StrangerGP

    Man they have so much catching up to do, Renault Captur will soon get its second generation.

  • Dennis Scipio

    I was thinking too, this might be the next generation EcoSport, since the current gen one is based off of the previous-gen Fiesta as well.

  • NoMan2015

    Others are reporting this might be Focus-based. The Fiesta has four lug-nut wheels, while this has five…indicating these aren’t Fiesta underpinnings.

    • Benjamin B.

      I’m not familiar with current generation Euro Fiesta, but I thought it had 5 lugs. Anyway, there’s a chance this new crossover is the “baby Bronco” Ford has said it’s developing. If it is, we know that A. it’s not going to be a traditional off-roader and B. it’ll be on sale in Europe.

      • NoMan2015

        we’ve seen leaks of the Baby Bronco and it looks nothing like this…plus i think it’s way further in development than this mule suggests. and no, the new Euro Fiesta still has 4 lugs.

    • Paul

      What if… It’s more like or is the Ford Focus Activ. that the US wasn’t supposed to get?

  • Paul

    It’s new and it’s next, that we know. I’d say based on the larger Focus. It could be that the EcoSport is getting a boost underneath but who knows at this point.

  • Ilbirs

    A possibility: maybe we’re seeing the Mk3 EcoSport and this new Eco being a radical styling departure from the Mk2, changing the silhouette from the “small and tall wagon” theme to the “big hatchback” we’re seeing as the more usual on the segment (HR-V, Kona, Stonic, CX-3 and others). By doing this, maybe Ford catches some orphaned audience from the Focus.

  • Dude

    So the plan is to cancel all the cars, give them a little lift and stretch, and essentially re-introduce them? Ok then Ford

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    ill fated ecosport’s replacement?

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