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Old 15th May 2024, 14:46   #1
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Ford EcoSport could make a comeback in Europe; To rival Dacia Duster

According to reports, Ford is mulling the return of its popular crossover, the EcoSport, in Europe. The Ford EcoSport was a popular SUV, both in India and the international markets, before it was discontinued in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Now, reports state that Ford could introduce an all-new iteration of the EcoSport to fill the void between its low and premium segments. While Ford does offer the Puma SUV in the B-segment category in Europe, it is still positioned as a premium product, leaving a void in the lower end of the segment.

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Reports claim an all-new B-segment SUV has been allocated for series production at Ford's facility in Valencia, Spain. It could be the all-new EcoSport. The new iteration of the popular SUV could make its global debut sometime in mid-2025. Also, the new EcoSport is said to be a "multi-energy vehicle", which means it could be offered with a hybrid powertrain.

The new Ford EcoSport will be larger than the now-discontinued model, measuring around 4.3 metres in length. The SUV will take on the likes of the newly launched Dacia (Renault) Duster in the European market.

Source: Motor.es

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Old 15th May 2024, 15:33   #2
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Re: Ford EcoSport could make a comeback in Europe; To rival Dacia Duster

On a sidenote, this is precisely what the buyers in Indian market required from Ford, a >4m CSUV after ecosport to upgrade to. Would be keen to see what they develop.
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Re: Ford EcoSport could make a comeback in Europe; To rival Dacia Duster

Come on Ford, no step-motherly treatment for India!
Just get us the new Ecosport already !!
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I checked the link posted for the article. And look at the illustration for the successor. It looks much like the JV car Ford were developing with Mahindra. It may hit the shores of India , if Ford acknowledges to enter the market again in mid segment.
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Re: Ford EcoSport could make a comeback in Europe; To rival Dacia Duster

If a new EcoSport is in works, India will be on the cards.
And if Ford is serious this time, then the entry has to be meticulously planned for this market. And I still feel, it is only possible if they establish themselves as a premium brand, as most of the existing premium brands have heavily compromised on their original aspects.

Ford, if you are reading this, don't keep it under 4.0 meters, target the Creta/Seltos territory.

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Re: Ford EcoSport could make a comeback in Europe; To rival Dacia Duster

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I checked the link posted for the article. And look at the illustration for the successor. It looks much like the JV car Ford were developing with Mahindra. It may hit the shores of India , if Ford acknowledges to enter the market again in mid segment.
Looks very similar to Hector or is it just me? Very Hyundai like as well.
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Looks very similar to Hector or is it just me? Very Hyundai like as well.
I completely agree with you, if anyone photoshops the Hyundai logo then nobody would say this is a ford. Very similar to Hyundai designs.
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Looks very similar to Hector or is it just me? Very Hyundai like as well.
These illustrations are just done by magazines or websites, likely using a base Seltos or something and photoshoping on top.
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