Ford today debuted the European production version of the all-new EcoSport at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, adding to its growing SUV line-up in Europe as part of the company’s product-led transformation.
The compact EcoSport will deliver the agility and fuel efficiency of a small family car with the flexibility, spaciousness, high driving position, and go anywhere appeal of an SUV.
EcoSport joins the recently-launched Ford Kuga, as Ford builds on its SUV heritage with plans to sell one million SUVs in Europe over the next six years. Ford also plans to bring to Europe the next generation Ford Edge, a larger and more premium utility vehicle popular in the U.S. and other markets.
The all-new EcoSport will offer a range of efficient powertrains, including the 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine — International Engine of the Year — a 110PS 1.5-litre petrol engine, and a 90PS 1.5-litre diesel engine expected to deliver class-leading fuel efficiency.
The all-new EcoSport will be the second SUV to be launched in Ford’s expanding European range when it goes on sale later this year; following the recently-launched Ford Kuga. Ford also plans to bring to Europe the next generation Ford Edge, a larger and more premium utility vehicle popular in the U.S. and other markets. Ford also will begin production of Explorer seven-seat SUV in Russia later this year.