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Still don’t get it. There’s a fair bit of overlap yet they won’t commit to making them global. No rhd for bronco and explorer, and probably the same for Puma.

Are you guys saying the ecosport’s replacement is Baby Bronco? If not then there’s even more overlap.
No the Baby Bronco is based on the Escape so it's bigger than the Ecosport. I think people are just wanting the Ecosport to look more like the Baby Bronco.
 

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Speaking of EcoSport, 2020 production supposedly started 7-1-19. Is it a carryover 2019?
Of course not. Its a identical "Carry-Over from its MY 2018 introduction to N.A. Other than the infamous "Yugo" it will be a stain on Ford for years to come. A 1 Ltr 3 Cyl Ecoboost Engine that averages a combined 24 MPG?A 5 year old Crown Victoria Police Interceptor gets that or better. No shame I gather. Of all the Mini CUV`s on the Market today in N.A. this deserves to rank dead last. Feel otherwise, give me a realistic offer and I`ll drive it to your driveway.
 

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Of course not. Its a identical "Carry-Over from its MY 2018 introduction to N.A. Other than the infamous "Yugo" it will be a stain on Ford for years to come. A 1 Ltr 3 Cyl Ecoboost Engine that averages a combined 24 MPG?A 5 year old Crown Victoria Police Interceptor gets that or better. No shame I gather. Of all the Mini CUV`s on the Market today in N.A. this deserves to rank dead last. Feel otherwise, give me a realistic offer and I`ll drive it to your driveway.

The last? No. In fact, the first half of the year climbed from the 9th to the 5th in the compact crossover sales list.

Is not a great vehicle, but the competition in America is worst than it...

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The last? No. In fact, the first half of the year climbed from the 9th to the 5th in the compact crossover sales list.

Is not a great vehicle, but the competition in America is worst than it...

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No doubt due to all the large discounts trying to shift it, the Germans have learnt that filling out every niche possible makes sense so sure having an utilitarian shaped CUV is no bad thing but the Ecosport just can't hide its 3rd world entry level run around routes it is a woeful vehicle for the price charged. While west coasts tastes will not match the rest if the country in all the years it has been on sale I have seen a grand total of two on the roads. In comparison I have seen loads of HR-V, CX-3 and CH-R, the CH-R is certainly lacking compared to the the version sold in Europe but at least Toyota have the excuse that it was original intended to be a Scion so it was a bit late in the day to expand the options list when ended up having to be sold as a Toyota.


The whole push behind Ford not offering cars in the USA was under the pretense that CUV/SUV was a better option to sell over here as people where more prepared to spec a high optioned CUV/SUV vehicle rather than bare bones entry level car for better profits, so along comes a nice new CUV that comes with massage seats and a whole host of other nice optional upgrades that can pad out the bottom line so a perfect fit for that brief and it is not even sold here :(, the giant storage box in the boot would make a great place to stick a battery so they could even add a plug in hybrid to the range at a later date.


Ford sure has regressed to how it was when I first emigrated to the great nation 15+ years ago, where all the quality euro Ford cars where for sale down in Mexico while up in Fords home nation unless you wanted a pick up truck it was woeful outdated rubbish. At present the only future Ford vehicle I have any interest is the mach-e ev (or whatever it ends up being called) so lets hope they don't mess that up as everything else I like is not for sale or if it does eventually make it way across the pond will be bean countered to poverty spec. Ford USA appears to be staffed with an endless supply of dedicated workers and engineers run by the most dimwitted management.
 

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No doubt due to all the large discounts trying to shift it, the Germans have learnt that filling out every niche possible makes sense so sure having an utilitarian shaped CUV is no bad thing but the Ecosport just can't hide its 3rd world entry level run around routes it is a woeful vehicle for the price charged. While west coasts tastes will not match the rest if the country in all the years it has been on sale I have seen a grand total of two on the roads. In comparison I have seen loads of HR-V, CX-3 and CH-R, the CH-R is certainly lacking compared to the the version sold in Europe but at least Toyota have the excuse that it was original intended to be a Scion so it was a bit late in the day to expand the options list when ended up having to be sold as a Toyota.


The whole push behind Ford not offering cars in the USA was under the pretense that CUV/SUV was a better option to sell over here as people where more prepared to spec a high optioned CUV/SUV vehicle rather than bare bones entry level car for better profits, so along comes a nice new CUV that comes with massage seats and a whole host of other nice optional upgrades that can pad out the bottom line so a perfect fit for that brief and it is not even sold here :(, the giant storage box in the boot would make a great place to stick a battery so they could even add a plug in hybrid to the range at a later date.


Ford sure has regressed to how it was when I first emigrated to the great nation 15+ years ago, where all the quality euro Ford cars where for sale down in Mexico while up in Fords home nation unless you wanted a pick up truck it was woeful outdated rubbish. At present the only future Ford vehicle I have any interest is the mach-e ev (or whatever it ends up being called) so lets hope they don't mess that up as everything else I like is not for sale or if it does eventually make it way across the pond will be bean countered to poverty spec. Ford USA appears to be staffed with an endless supply of dedicated workers and engineers run by the most dimwitted management.
Ford has not regressed. They are in the middle of remaking themselves, but not wasting time with low to no profit vehicles.
Sounds like a recipe for success to me.
 

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To those wondering, 22MY = early 21 launch
That's about 1.5 years away and probably half of that before we see a preview. Close enough for 'soon' for me, and nobody cares what trolls think.



Anyway, to those critical of Ford for not just waiting for an update before bringing over the EcoSport, Ford is selling plenty of them. Sales continue to climb. Ford filled a void that other manufacturers had filled, and combined with the Fiesta going away, combined with a CUV mindset, they did the right thing by not waiting.
 

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This looks great. I really do hope it is not only for Europe but for the rest of the world as well like here in South Africa. We want it here ASAP
Sadly the Puma is listed as a model for "Europe".
Yeah I saw that. Very sad. But we can only hope they change their mind. Did they design it for RHD markets? The UK is still part of Europe despite Brexit? Will they also loose out on the Puma?
 

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I feel like eco sports targets the trend that adding eco or something with the environment can attract people to buy it but come on almost all cars have an eco button so puma sounds great!
 

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Yeah I saw that. Very sad. But we can only hope they change their mind. Did they design it for RHD markets? The UK is still part of Europe despite Brexit? Will they also loose out on the Puma?
It will be made in Romania for markets in the European continent, regardless if they are part of the European Union (EU) or not.

Out of the 44 European countries, 28 are EU members.

Switzerland is an example of a non-EU European country. It has the same usual European Ford lineup including the new Puma.
https://www.fr.ford.ch/
 

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New Puma production begins...


BUCHAREST (Romania), October 8 (SeeNews) - Ford Motor Company has started production of the Puma crossover model at its assembly plant in Craiova, Ford Romania said on Tuesday.

In order to support the production of the new Puma model, Ford started a large-scale process of hiring about 1,700 people last year and has invested about 200 million euro ($220 million) in its plant in Craiova, Ford Romania said in a press release.
Read More: https://seenews.com/news/ford-launches-production-of-puma-crossover-in-romania-671936
 
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