Ford is prepared to make the weighty comeback of the 2018 Ford EcoSport. The vehicle is coming with few changes on the exterior. But the truth is that it is going to captivate more buyers with the improved styling and design on the exterior. The interior is also horned with some changes though not quite obvious.
2018 Ford EcoSport: Specs and Improvements
The exterior dimension of the upcoming 2018 Ford EcoSport measured 167.5 x 69.5 x 65.3, which is almost same as the dimension of the previous model. The body shell is constructed out of lightweight materials to ensure increased performance and more fuel economy. It is coming with strong but lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels. The front end will get a little alteration on the grille which is now little wider with the horizontal layer. The tires are mostly 17-inch. In fact, the overall exterior part is built to offer users amazing experience at all times. There is also improved tech LED front headlamp, front bumper with great design and taillights with improved technology.
Inside, the 2018 Ford EcoSport come lots of improved features with high-quality materials. The interior is designed with leather upholstered seats. The leathers used in making the seats are not only smooth but also quite lovely. That means users comfort and convenience will be highly guaranteed with this wonderful SUV. The dashboard is honored with an 8-inch touch screen display with a tech-enhanced interface. There is also user-friendly navigation system coupled with air conditioning system as well as Bluetooth connectivity. In fact, this vehicle has that it takes to become the best among other SUVs in the same segment.
Engine and Fuel Economy
This crossover is coming with improved engine option which comes with a reduction of weight, and more fuel economy as well as performance. It is expected that the car will still have 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine which ability to reduce CO2 emission. This engine will offer a great power output of 123 horsepower and 170 Nm torque. In the European market, there will be 1.0-liter engine while US market will have 2.0-liter engine producing 240 horses and 250 lb-ft of torque. Another engine coming with this vehicle is going to be a 1.5-liter with the ability to produce 110 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque. This engine is going to be paired with an electric motor since it is a hybrid engine. As for the fuel economy, it will make users glad about the whopping 56.5 mpg combined.
When it comes to competition, the 2018 EcoSport is going to compete with several models coming from different auto brands. Some of the auto brands expected to produce a model that will compete with this vehicle are Toyota, BMW, Chevrolet and lots more. The safety features of the SUV are seatbelts, airbags, traction control, Anti-theft alarm, stability control, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and lots more.
Price and Release Date
The arrival of the upcoming 2018 Ford EcoSport was anticipated to be within the second half of 2016. You can inquire from your local dealer for the release. The price is going to start from $16,000 but other high trims will be more than that.