Almost a decade after the initial release of the first Ford EcoSport model, Ford is preparing a brand new EcoSport model. Ford’s latest SUV will go through a number of changes and upgrades, which makes the 2017 Ford EcoSport a pleasant surprise. Some rumors say that Ford will have to change SUV’s name for the American market, and remove the word Eco from the models name. There are no indications what the new name might be.
Design: Exterior and Interior
Never change the winning combination was obviously a guiding principle of Ford’s designers when they were approaching the 2017 Ford EcoSport. That is why we can expect already recognizable look that made previous Ford EcoSport models so attractive.
The innovations include a redesigned bumper, carefully placed fog lights, and LED head and tail lights. The spare tire is mounted on the rear of the SUV and gives a vehicle a classical SUV look. The latest EcoSport model will be crafted from light materials and will have an approximate weight of 1200 kilograms.
The interior of the 2017 Ford EcoSport is both stylish and spacious with plenty of room for passenger’s legs. Leather is the predominant material inside of the cabin and it will be used for the wheel and the seats.
The contemporary look of the cabin will be accompanied with a number of features which will make driving an even more pleasurable experience. These features include cooling and heating mechanisms for the seats, air conditioning, sound system, Wi-Fi, rear camera, parking sensors, cruise control and many more.
It appears that 2017 Ford EcoSport will possess a perfect mixture between the smart looking exterior and comfortable interior.
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2017 Ford EcoSport Engine
Ford vehicles are traditionally known for their excellent and enduring engines which are capable of stunning performances. There is no reason to suspect that things will change with the latest EcoSport model.
It is rumored that the SUV will have 2 liter 4 cylinder EcoBoost engine with the ability to develop 245 horsepower. On top of that the 2017 Ford EcoSport will come with 9 speed automatic transition.
The engine is fuel efficient with fuel consumption rate between 27 and 35 miles per gallon.
This engine might not be the strongest on the market, but it surely is a reliable option for families and buyers who are not looking for the most expensive SUVs on the market.
Price and Release Date
Information on when this vehicle will be available on the market are scarce and often very different. It is safe to say that 2017 Ford EcoSport release can be expected by the end of 2016 or in early 2017.
However, the official release date hasn’t been set yet. The price of this model is also in the realm of speculation. Estimations place the latest Ford EcoSport in the price range between 16 000 and 20 000 $.
At this price 2017 Ford EcoSport seems to be more affordable than its competitors models. SUVs like Fiat 500X or Volkswagen Crossfox will surely challenge the latest EcoSport model on the market, but it remains to be seen which model will win the hearts of the customers.