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: 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.
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.
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.