The Ford EcoSport is a small sports utility vehicle (SUV) built in Brazil by Ford Brazil from 2003 Camaçari plant. Second-generation concept model was launched in 2012 and is planned to be mounted on a new plant in Chennai, India. The EcoSport was designed by Ford Vehicle Truck Center-US and built in Cologne European Fusion, for this reason, the project used Ford B3 platform based. The EcoSport is one of the best-selling models by Ford in Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Mexico. The main competitors are the Fiat Palio Weekend Adventure, Volkswagen CrossFox. In 2011, sales reached 700,000. The Ford EcoSport has sold well.
The Ford Ecosport arrived in Mexico in late 2003 as a model 2004. The public reception was incredible and lasted until 2006. For the 2007 model year, sales of small SUVs slipping and stopped being a great seller began. Were sold compared to 15,000 units in 2004, only 10,000 units sold in the 2007 model year. This trend continued to deteriorate for the new model year 2008, due in part to a rise in prices. Only 6,345 units of the models were sold in 2008 and 2009 model year sales in July 2009 were only 2,135 units. Due to declining sales and intensifying competition from the Ford Escape, Ford has announced that a shortened 2010 model year will be the last to be sold in Mexico. But a year later, the new Ford Ecosport announced for launch in 2012 brings back the Ford EcoSport to Mexico after an absence of two years.
The second-generation EcoSport has been developed in the process of global product development at Ford. It is based on the Ford Fiesta platform B2E, 2011. It was released worldwide. The second-generation EcoSport was first as a concept at the New Delhi Auto Expo 2012 in India on 4th Shown in January 2012. The car was in Brazil on 14 July 2012 started a starting price of 53,490 Brazilian Real.
Ford introduced the production version of the Ford EcoSport in China, where the truck was scheduled to begin 19 March 2013. Besides China, the truck will be manufactured in Chennai plant Ford India, for domestic and export sales in the European market. Rayong in Thailand to manufacture the EcoSport Ford for the Southeast Asian markets. The EcoSport will be powered by a British design rated 1.0-liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost turbo petrol engine with 120 hp (88 kW 118 PS) and 170 N·m (125 lb ft) of torque. The engine features Ti-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing) that contributes to the turbo engine torque from 1,300 rpm.
The Indian market is one of the first to get theFord EcoSport. The vehicle was a concept in India on 4 January 2012, the Indian version 15 Published in March 2013, introduced in Mumbai. The car is manufactured in Chennai plant Ford India and Ford says the vehicle consists of 80 percent domestic content.
The Ford EcoSport was in India on 26 June 2013, in four orders with the choice of three different engine variants Ford EcoBoost 1.0 L, 1.5 L Ti-VCT started and 1.5-liter TDCi. The engines with 5-speed manual 6-speed dual-clutch transmission are paired, this is probably 1.5 Ti-VCT motor L available. Ford EcoSport launched in India at a price of Rs 5.59 lakh (ex-showroom). The 18th, 2013, Ford confirmed that it received 30,000 bookings for the Ford EcoSport in 17 days.