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Ford EcoSport Coming to the U.S.?


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Poll: Ford EcoSport (16 member(s) have cast votes)

Who Wants To See the Ford EcoSport in the U.S.?

  1. Undecided (2 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  2. Yes (13 votes [81.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 81.25%

  3. No (1 votes [6.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

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#1 OFFLINE   robertlane

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 05:56 PM

Who is in favor of brining the EcoSport to the U.S.?  Poll and comments /


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#2 OFFLINE   speedingtones

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 04:32 AM

I would love to see it in the country. I got the chance to see one of it during my trip to Asia last month.



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 12:08 PM

Undecided. In its current form it is lacking for US consumption. However if a the redesign/next gen was built with the U.S. in mind I'd be all for it.

 

 

 

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 01:35 PM

Yes, but not this generation. I'm sure Robert has been asked to generate some opinion on this...

 

Make sure the next one is designed for US consumption from the beginning please. Ford really needs two different tiny CUVs... one that is less than 4 meters long for India, and one that is a full B-segment size to compete with other offerings in the class.



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Posted 07 July 2015 - 12:53 PM

I read a document today stating that the Ecosport (B515) will replace Fiesta (B299N) assembly at Cuautitlan which ends 2015. 

With the next-gen Focus (C519) and Escape (C542) expected to join Cuautitlan Assembly.


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 01:29 PM

Proof/link(s)?

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 02:44 PM

I read a document today stating that the Ecosport (B515) will replace Fiesta (B299N) assembly at Cuautitlan which ends 2015. 

With the next-gen Focus (C519) and Escape (C542) expected to join Cuautitlan Assembly.

 

That's not a big surprise... EcoSport will guarantee higher transaction price and margin than Fiesta and B-segment growth is all going to be in CUVs. But I hope we will continue to get Fiesta from somewhere.

 

And if the market trend continues, C-segment CUVs are going to grow at the expense D segments cars so it makes sense for Ford to plan more C-segment capacity in NAFTA zone.



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 09:54 AM

If it's the current EcoSport, absolutely not, it's substandard for the segment in the US. 



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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:08 PM

Ford is arriving a few years too late to the Party!  Someone asleep in Dearborn?  The hottest segment now is the Sub-Compact Crossover Vehicle, period!  Honda HR-V`s and Mazda CX-3`s are flying off their respective lots.  The EcoSport should have arrived here in 2015.



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Posted 15 December 2016 - 01:39 PM



...Mazda CX-3`s are flying off their respective lots.  The EcoSport should have arrived here in 2015.

16,991 YEAR-to-Date for the CX-3 = "flying"??

 

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 05:00 PM

16,991 YEAR-to-Date for the CX-3 = "flying"??

 

100,246 YTD for the CX-5

 

Perhaps the Mazda CX-5 stole the enthusiasm for the smaller Mazda MX-3.  Chevrolet Trax and Honda HR-V`s seem to be selling well.  Odd the Honda CR-V hasn't hurt HR-V sales?



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:18 PM

Ford is arriving a few years too late to the Party!  Someone asleep in Dearborn?  The hottest segment now is the Sub-Compact Crossover Vehicle, period!  Honda HR-V`s and Mazda CX-3`s are flying off their respective lots.  The EcoSport should have arrived here in 2015.

 

 

Ford was early to market in other countries with EcoSport however so they aren't completely clueless and found enormous success.  But when you enter something early and not well researched, you also tend to lose grip of that market as new competition responds with better products which is what is happening to EcoSport around the world, particularly in India.  I think Ford will eventually have a better response once the market has been established and the volume in the US has been stabilized.  But I agree that importing THAT EcoSport is uncharacteristically desperate and shortsighted for them, it's very reactionary.  I can't recall a time when Ford imported a product half-way through it's lifecycle, a product never designed for the US or European markets with glaring and obvious disadvantages.  There is no question Ford is entering a segment they are completely unprepared to compete in and I'm sure they know it.  I think Ford just hopes to capitalize on it's existing brand to sell it.  If this were being sold by anybody else, it would have zero chance. 


Edited by BORG, 29 December 2016 - 07:19 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:42 AM

My 80 year old mother bought a CX-3 and loves it.


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