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Spied – Ford EcoSport spotted in USA ahead of possible launch

Spied – Ford EcoSport spotted in USA ahead of possible launch



The Ford EcoSport was spotted in the USA recently by Burlappcar.com. Ford of America is seriously considering launching the EcoSport, with the company’s CEO, Alan Mulally, having told reporters at this year’s Detroit Motor Show that “in time, the EcoSport will be here (America)”.

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Re: Spied – Ford EcoSport spotted in USA ahead of possible launch

so, the Ecosport is coming to the USA.....good, it looks better than the Chevrolet Trax.
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Bring it Ford, it'll be a hit!
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so, the Ecosport is coming to the USA.....good, it looks better than the Chevrolet Trax.
Agreed! I hate the Trax with all my being. It represents all I hated about old GM, badge engineering at its finest!
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Re: Spied – Ford EcoSport spotted in USA ahead of possible launch

They'd need to do something with the spare. Maybe just lose it and go fix a flat.


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They'd need to do something with the spare. Maybe just lose it and go fix a flat.


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The current one finally lost it. However, the increase in storage space by moving the spare outside are (usually) considerable
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The current one finally lost it. However, the increase in storage space by moving the spare outside are (usually) considerable
True, the EcoSport really needs the extra cargo space since it has a short Fiesta-hatchback like rear overhang.

The EcoSport was developed as a FWD and 4WD crossover, though currently only Ford in Brazil builds the 4WD model.
If they were going to put the spare on the cargo floor (in a spare wheel well) like on the Fiesta, it would eat up the space for the rear differential and IRS of the 4WD model.


Of course Ford could have given the 4WD and FWD different trunk floor stampings, but they didn't, probably for costs reasons.

I'm just not sure if there is enough clearance under the floor to hang a full-size spare under the floor.

You can see how the FWD model shares the same fuel tank (shaped to give room for the propeller shaft) as the 4WD model.

I don't mind the rear door mounted spare on the EcoSport.
I've driven the EcoSport and wouldn't mind having one.


PS: The 4WD EcoSport only comes with one engine in Brazil, a flex-fuel version of the old 2.0 Duratec engine.
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The current one finally lost it. However, the increase in storage space by moving the spare outside are (usually) considerable
The top trims of the last gen RAV lost it too. The new model moved it inside, the old (when not on the tailgate) had fix a flat.

http://www.autosavant.com/2009/02/10..._09rav4_sport/


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Re: Spied – Ford EcoSport spotted in USA ahead of possible launch

I've been hoping that Ford would bring the EcoSport to the U.S. I've only seen the last generation while on vacation in Mexico and I really liked it. Now that a new generation is out and doing well I hope Ford brings it asap. I don't want the competition to get a foothold in the market, no need for Ford to playing catch-up.
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Ford needs to get this here, however, I don't believe they will anytime soon.





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