The popularity and acceptability of SUV’s and crossovers in America make them big business any day anytime hence the reason why almost every car maker has a range of them. There are currently six SUVs in the lineup of Ford. The new entrant the new 2018 Ford EcoSport US into the subcompact SUV market for Ford surely may become one that makes a whole lot of difference in the SUV market.
2018 Ford EcoSport Exterior
Everything about this car points towards its Ford origin, the front has the same look as other Ford products such as the Ford Fiesta, Ford Escape and so on the only difference is that it is a modified version of them all. The frontal grille is still the same with it, features such as its horizontal slanting, small air dam, and the coolly shaped headlights. The unique styling of in the region of the fog makes it appear as though Ford was attempting to make use of bigger fog lights but had to change the plan, another quite unique feature of the front Is the way the A-pillars are curved down below, this gives it a rather muscular look which would come as a surprise to some.
A look at the side view of this 2018 EcoSport reveals the typical Ford style, it comes with a mild body line that travels along the same plane with the handles of the doors and also below, as you move to the lower part of the doors, there is an image that exudes a bit into the protrusive fender flares. The fenders at the front look quite cool, the cladding from the frontal view cover around and travel further along the lower part of the door and also the skirts on the sides. Furthermore, the mirrors for the side view are installed on the doors. A look at the rear of the car shows that the rear quarter glass bends ever so tightly as you approach the back hatch, taking the lead of the quarter panel itself.
The car hatch on its own part stands as upright as possible although it is hinged on the side of the driver, hence it swings open towards the left from the right as against upwards as most other SUVs around. Another thing is that the sculpted body line at the lower part of the hatch matches those of the wells and also the modified line at the lower part of the doors. The cladding of the body also continues to the back and covers the entire appearance of the back. Every corner of the rear fascia comes with a reflector. You can also find a reflector in every corner of the back fascia to blend with the silver feature along the center that blends just the roof rails at the top.
Ford EcoSport 2018 Interior
The interior of the new EcoSport is actually quite sporty. It comes with the wrap around the dash and also a choice of a colored interior to assist in making it more attractive to the masses. The extension of the passenger corner is quite unique to the segment because it curves quite sharply and on its own without depending on the driver side. This brilliant idea is aimed at giving the driver sense of a little more space. There is also a cluster of instruments that is quite simple with 2 gauges which are partitioned using a small digital display. Also, there is the sync3 information and entertainment setup that is located on the dashboard with a cool design spotting a rather large knob on each bottom corner and buttons between them.
The steering wheel, on the other hand, is a typical Ford style that comes along with thumb buttons on both sides of the spokes, and a segmented third spoke at about 6 o’clock. The middle console comes with a basic design along with HVAC controls front and middle. Also, there is a knob located on both sides tagged with buttons for a push in their middle. This design was special blends with the infotainment display on top of it. There is a little pocket in front of the shifter, although there wouldn’t be much space in there. As one approaches the back of the shifter, the middle control drops down by about 4 inches, this singular move helps to attenuate the space in a hitherto small car where a pair of cup holders and some small storage around the hand brakes. Looking at it, the control elevates again so as to provide a different storage segment.
The real picture of the back seat area has yet to be ascertained, however, it may not be the large cargo space kind of car but it should provide enough room for vital objects to fit in. it is even been muted that objects such as furniture could be moved using the car. Also not much has been said by Ford of the possibility of modifying the colored panels in the Eco sports interior, there are however seven ambient options for lightening as well as ten exterior colors.
It is been speculated that the new Ford Ecosport USA 2018 should come with a 1.0 liter, EcoBoost, three cylinders, or a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine. Both of this variant comes paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and that model equipped with the 2.0-litre engine come with Ford’s Intelligent AWD system as a standard part of the equipment. It is been speculated also that the 1.0litre EcoBoost gives an output of 123 horsepower as well as 125pound-feet of torque. The 2.0, on the other hand, delivers about 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque.
Price and release date
Although not yet clear, using the Ford Escape as a comparative parameter, one can easily predict the would be price of the EcoSport variant. For instance, the Escape starts at around 23,600 hence the 2018 Ford EcoSport should start at 19,000 and could rise to about 25,000 dollars for the top model. However, a better picture of the price would be made available as the release date approaches. The release date, however, is expected to be in the first quarter of 2018.
2018 Ford EcoSport Pictures