Ford EcoSport

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Ford EcoSport
facelifted Ford Ecosport

The Ford EcoSport is a Mini SUV designed and built in Brazil by Ford. The EcoSport is one of Ford's best-seller models in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. Its main competitors are the Fiat Idea, Volkswagen CrossFox and Chevrolet Tracker.

Versions


The EcoSport has been available with five straight-4 engines:

  • Zetec-Rocam 1.0 L gasoline 8v Supercharged, 95 hp (discontinued in 2006)
  • Zetec-Rocam 1.6 8v Flexible-fuel vehicle, 111 hp (83 kW)
  • Duratec 2.0 L gasoline 16v 145 hp (108 kW) (rebadged Mazda MZR engine)
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën 1.4 L HDi Diesel, 68 hp (51 kW) (this engine is for export only)

All models have Front-wheel drive with manual transmission as standard. The 2.0-litre model can also receive a four-speed automatic transmission and Four-wheel drive. In the latter case, an electronically-controlled system lets the driver engage the rear axle from the dashboard.

Since the EcoSport went on sale, the car has sold well, consistently appearing on the 10 best-selling vehicles on Brazil list.

In late 2007 a restyling was introduced, which renewed the front to bring it closer to modern Ford pick-ups as well as the recent Brazilian Fiesta restyling, and updated the rear lights and interior materials.

Sales (Brazil)

2003 - 27,214 units

2004 - 38,695 units

2005 - 45,449 units

2006 - 44,777 units

2007 - 47,030 units

TOTAL: 203,165

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