Why to change the name?
I'd say it doesnt go with the Ford E names of suvs, but I guess we do have Maverick and Bronco coming.I think a name change actually makes sense. Main reason, the EcoSport has gotten such negative press.
Some might not be able to accept this but the updated EcoSport is actually one of the top selling subcompact SUVs in Europe. I think it's in the top 4 of 20 plus models in its segment in Europe.I think a name change actually makes sense. Main reason, the EcoSport has gotten such negative press.
EcoSport in the short list of the best seller subcompact SUVs in Europe?
The first 4 are :
The Chevy Spark-sized Fiat Panda is an A-segment car, not a B-segment car. The Fiat 500X is the B-segment Fiat CUV/SUV.
The EcoSport comes in at 6th, it's 5th place if you exclude the C-segment-sized CH-R which is a reskinned lifted Corolla hatchback.
I have some November 2018 European subcompact SUV sales figures.
Dacia Duster: 14,595 units
Peugeot 2008: 13,612 units
Renault Captur: 12,862 units
VW T-Roc: 11,074 units
Toyota CH-R: 10,693 units
Ford EcoSport: 9,476 units
Seat Arona: 8,638 units
Opel/Vauxhall Crossland X: 8,268 units
Opel/Vauxhall Mokka: 8,176 units
Hyundai Kona: 6,692 units
Fiat 500X: 6,469 units
Jeep Renegade: 6,225 units
Suzuki Vitara: 5,381 units
Mazda CX-3: 5,033 units
Citroen C4 Cactus: 4,316 units
Kia Stonic: 3,754 units
Nissan Juke: 3,621 units
Suzuki S-Cross: 2,561 units
Honda HR-V: 1,375 units
Kia Soul: 741 units (sometimes listed with CUVs/SUVs)
SsangYong Tivoli: 473 units
Looks more like a Kia to me...so interesting, all the Sportage elements that showed up in the Escape are also here...
It sure looks better than the EcoSport and I hope they kill that asap in NA for this...