Ford EcoSport

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2005-07 Ford EcoSport (Mexico)
2008 Ford Ecosport

The Ford EcoSport is a mini SUV designed bi the Ford-US Truck Vehicle Center (program code BV226) an built in Brazil bi Ford. The EcoSport is ane o Ford's best-seller models in Brazil, Argentinae, Venezuela an Mexico. Its main competitors are the Fiat Palio Weekend Adventure, Volkswagen CrossFox.

The EcoSport is hivily based on the Cologne built European Fusion - but restyled wi sport features tae avoid the grey awner the European version is so popular wi.

Versions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The EcoSport haes been available wi five I4 ingines:

Aw models hae front-wheel drive wi manual transmission as staundart. The 2.0 L model can an aa receive a fower-speed automatic transmission or fower-wheel drive. In the latter case, an electronically-controlled seestem lets the driver engage the rear axle frae the dashboard.

Since the EcoSport went on sale, the caur haes sauld well, consistently appearin on the 10 best-sellin vehicles on Brazil list.

In late 2007 a restylin wis introduced, which renewed the front tae bring it closer tae modern Ford pick-ups as well as the recent Brazilian Fiesta restylin, an updatit the rear lichts an interior materials.

Sales (Brazil)[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 2003 - 27,214 units
  • 2004 - 38,695 units
  • 2005 - 45,449 units
  • 2006 - 44,777 units
  • 2007 - 47,030 units
  • 2008 - 44,179 units
  • 2009 - 43,578 units
  • TOTAL: 290,922

Ford Ecosport in Mexico (2004-2010)[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Ford Ecosport arrived in late 2003 tae Mexico as a 2004 model. The reception bi the public wis impressive an continued till 2006. For the 2007 model year, sales o the sma SUV began slippin an stopt being a hot seller. Compared tae 15,000 units sauld in 2004, anerlie 10,000 units o the 2007 model year wur sauld. This trend continued tae worsen for the refreshed 2008 model year due in part tae a price increase. Anerlie 6,345 units o the 2008 model year wur sauld, an 2009 model year sales through Julie 2009 wur a mere 2,135 units. Due tae decreasing sales, an heightened competition frae the Ford Escape, Ford haes announced that a shortened 2010 model year will be the last sauld in Mexico. Sources inside Ford Mexico hae announced that the Ecosport will be phased oot early next year. The Nissan X-trail, Honda CR-V, an Toyota RAV4 are amongst the maist popular SUVs in Mexico presently.

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