2017 Ford EcoSport Arrives In North America Soon. Get’s Better Engines and Stylish Look

According to the latest news, these days popular sub-compact utility market will get one more player, which will try to grab the big piece of a huge “North American subcompact SUV cake”. This new name is actually well known in other parts of world, but the US-version will come home for the first time, and will be named the 2017 Ford EcoSport. Ford’s new mini SUV is spotted completely camouflaged over a six mounts ago, so the new car could be introduced very soon.

2017 Ford EcoSport

2017 Ford EcoSport: Styling and Platform

The exact exterior styling is deeply buried under the heavy camo, yet it is quite clear that the mini SUV definitely shares a lot with the bigger Edge. It means, you can expect aggressive and attractive lines, along with the muscular front end, which will sport plenty of highlights like a magnificent pari of headlights and attractive three-bar grille. However, regardless the fact that shares a lot with its bigger SUV siblings, the 2017 Ford EcoSport will continue to use Fiesta’s underpinnings, which will definitely make it lighter and aluminum-based.

2017 Ford EcoSport cockpit

Engines and Rumors

When we talk about the possible performance of the 2017 Ford EcoSport, we got to mention just one detail. The SUV will preserve its exterior-mounted spare tire, which clearly shows crossover’s rugged and off-road nature. This doesn’t promise anything big under the hood, but judging by the rumors, the 2017 EcoSport will not stay with a 1.0-liter three –cylinder and a 1.5-liter engine. The carmaker could add several powerful options like a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that could deliver 245 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, or perhaps a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost. As for the transmission, we don’t expect to see a new nine-speed gearbox (it’s too expensive for this kind vehicle), but just a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Possible Price

There is no reliable information regarding the possible price. However, according to newcarnewsandreviews.com, the US-specs 2017 Ford EcoSport could be priced between $15,000 and $18,000.

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