Ford is done making cars that aren’t Mustangs but claims it will still have affordable vehicles for the masses. To that end, we get the 2018 Ford EcoSport: a one-liter micro SUV shipped from international markets to try and capitalize on America’s lust for tall-looking vehicles and low lease payments. (Full Disclosure: Ford wanted us to drive this subcompact so badly that one was delivered to some random corner of Florida for me with a full tank of gas.) The EcoSport, pronounced “Echo Sport,” or “Ecco Sport” if you are an Ecco the Dolphin fan, has a starting list price that’s just a hair under $20,000, seating for four (technically five, but, no) and the same basic proportions as every other crossover that’s selling like umbrellas and alligator-themed anything in a south Florida souvenir shop. That means you’re probably going to start seeing a lot of them on the road. And that puts a lot of pressure on me, since I am a Video … [Read more...] about So You Want To Buy A 2018 Ford EcoSport
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It's just six months since the thoroughly updated Ford EcoSport was launched, but the manufacturer is clearly not one to rest on its laurels. There's a new range topper in the EcoSport family now, dubbed the EcoSport S. The S sports minor cosmetic tweaks inside out along with a sunroof, but the bigger news is under the hood. The EcoSport S brings the famed 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine back along with an all-new six-speed manual gearbox. What is it like to drive? Read on to find out. The 2018 Ford EcoSport S gets a host of cosmetic tweaks inside out, which help in offering a more premium feel What's new? The EcoSport S is based on the Titanium+ variant and is the new top of the line variant. Exterior changes include a blackened grille, smoked HID headlights and black inserts for the fog lamps which lend the SUV a more upmarket look. The EcoSport S also gets redesigned, sportier looking 17-inch alloy wheels. Another important addition is the introduction of a sunroof which does a lot in … [Read more...] about 2018 Ford EcoSport S first drive review
Full Car Details More Reviews The Ford EcoSport (which Ford says is pronounced ‘echo-sport’, even though its turbo engines are pronounced ‘eekoh-boost’), first introduced in Brazil in 2003 and sold mainly in developing markets, was introduced in the United States late last year, at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Its sales had already begun to slide in Brazil, Mexico and other places, making it a new yet outdated entry into the hot subcompact crossover SUV segment. Quite simply, the EcoSport patches a gaping hole in Ford’s lineup, and represents a tacit admission that Ford’s priorities lie elsewhere – namely in the high-profit full-size pickup and midsize SUV segments. Although the EcoSport has been brought in line with Ford's attractive Kinetic 2.0 design language, similarities to the other, better SUV models in the automaker's lineup stop there. The EcoSport comes off as somewhat of a throwback – something you'd expect … [Read more...] about Short Report: There’s not much “sport” in the 2018 Ford EcoSport
As the new financial year has set in, manufacturers have started offering some really lucrative discounts on the MY2017 cars that are left unsold with the dealers. One such car, which is on sale with some really lucrative offers, is the MY2017 Ford EcoSport. Thanks to the kind of discounts that are being offered, the pre-facelift model is suddenly a great value-for-money option. You can really get the maximum bang for your buck by picking up one of these at the discounted rate. We explain how. Advantages of buying MY2017 Ford EcoSport? Huge discounts on offer Pre-facelift Ford EcoSport is on sale with discounts of up to Rs 1.5 lakh. This makes the compact SUV really great value for money. These discounts are dealer-specific and hence, vary from dealer to dealer. However, you can easily sweeten this deal even further by bargaining hard. Dealers are in a hurry to get rid of the earlier stock and hence, will probably end up giving an even higher discount. Pre-facelift still looks fairly … [Read more...] about 2017 Ford EcoSport at a MASSIVE Rs 1,50,000 lakh discount: Why its a great buy at this price!
Ford has finally brought its subcompact crossover to the United States. The 2018 Ford EcoSport, pronounced “EchoSport” for some reason, is hitting dealer lots as I type. Available in other markets since 2012, the recently refreshed second-generation EcoSport arrives on our shores to take on segment favorites like the Mazda CX-3 and Buick Encore. The world seems to love mini crossovers. Ford is late to the party here, but the Blue Oval crowd are trying to make up ground with a class leading vehicle the best they could do on a budget. We have not driven the EcoSport, but we have sat in it. If anyone asks, we did not break any trim pieces. After sitting in the EcoSport, opening its doors, touching its Cozy Coupe-grade plastics, using its inconvenient rear hatch, and not being able fit my feet into the back seat, it is obvious that it is not good. No road test will change that. But here we are, and Ford needs to offer a product in this segment. Engineering a vehicle for Third … [Read more...] about The 2018 Ford EcoSport Hacks Your Life