Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Scion fighter, Ford EcoSport R



This is the sport version of the Latin American Ford EcoSport mini SUV. Available with front or four wheel drive and a 1.4L I-4 this could be a good idea for Ford. Built on the same platforme as the European Ford Fusion, with Fiesta mechanicals.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rumor is, Ford will build something like this. Built in Brazil and imported here.

Tracelyn Cornelius said...

I'm thinkimg of purchasing a ford ecosport. Right now my choice is between the Hyundai Tuscon and the Ford Ecosport.

Could owners please help me to make a choice. I live on a small flat islnd in the Caribbean with poorly constructed and sometimes rugged roads.

I want something durable with good gas mileage. I'm not really looking at speed. i just want something that doesn't require numerous visits to the shop.

I'm a single mother with two jobs. simple and efficient is what I'm looking for. Please help.

Big Ford Fan said...

Tracelyn, The EcoSport isn't sold on the mainland US, so unless we have some Mexican or Latin American readers that can help you, I don't know who could.

The Hyundai is available here in the US and in all honesty it's known to be a fairly reliable vehicle. I know that the EcoSport's engine and transmission are from the Ford Fiesta, which is sold all over the world, with again the exceptoin of the US.

I wish you luck, and hope anyone that reads this can help.

Joe

Anonymous said...

Hmmm - I caught one on Hwy 31 in Central Indiana yesterday. It had Michigan plates on it:

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/4995/image00033yq1.jpg

Seems like they're testing it on US roads in advance of a possible introduction...

Anonymous said...

I live in Michigan and drive by Ford HQ everyday on my way to work. Yesterday I saw an Eco Sport and liked it and figured it was a new model they were testing (see lots of that around here) but I was surprised to find that it is already in production in other parts of the world.
I agree with the previous poster, with high gas prices, maybe they are considering a US rollout....