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Updated Ecosport Revealed at Frankfurt 2017 Auto Show


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#1 OFFLINE   Harley Lover

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:35 PM

I was looking around to see if Ford was going to show any concepts at the show (as best I could determine, no), but they are introducing some production models for Europe. In the case of the Ecosport, their version is contains the improvements and upgrades we will see when the little booger comes to market. The attached article had the best pics: http://www.express.c...furt-Motor-Show

 

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Look at the slideshow, some good images there. I just noticed the blue one has a black treatment on the roof.









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#2 OFFLINE   Harley Lover

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:38 PM

Another good take on the revised Euro Ecosport:  http://www.carmagazi...urt-motor-show/



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:03 PM

I wouldn't buy this over a Fiesta, but most buyers obviously think differently, given sales trends.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:06 PM

I wouldn't buy this over a Fiesta, but most buyers obviously think differently, given sales trends.

 

Which Fiesta?  The current one or the new one?


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:21 PM

Ugly dash. Rest looks ok.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:59 PM

rmc23, both generations. Although I like the new one better than our current Fiesta.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:06 PM

Oh look at that, a third pedal :glare:

What? What happened?


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:35 PM

Ugly dash. Rest looks ok.

 

I think the dash looks good.   Way more useful than the current Focus/Escape sync 3 screen that's buried at a weird angle.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:17 PM

 
I think the dash looks good.   Way more useful than the current Focus/Escape sync 3 screen that's buried at a weird angle.


I have both an Escape and Focus with the Sync3/nav combo. There's nothing wrong with the angle.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:28 PM

Reminds me of those dorky fiats. Very Euro.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:48 PM

Cute lil booger..i can only imagine with that short wheel base you could chop carrots and lettuce

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:25 AM

Consider it more of a two seat Ute that has an occasional rear seat capability.

Remmeber that Exosport is around 7" shorter than Trax, that's a big difference.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:33 AM

I think this is just a stop-gap product. It is way too small for the pricepoint, regardless of how good the engine is.

 

Does the hatch still open sideways instead of upwards?



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:56 AM

I have both an Escape and Focus with the Sync3/nav combo. There's nothing wrong with the angle.

 

I find it very awkward to reach the bottom of the touch screen, especially the lower left corner which you can't really see without leaning over.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:58 AM

The limitations of the Eco-sport have been discussed quite a bit, but I think it's important for Ford to put something out there in this market segment. It doesn't cost them much to do it until the next generation is available for sale. I think it's better to have something in the market rather than nothing at all.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:59 AM

I think this is just a stop-gap product. It is way too small for the pricepoint, regardless of how good the engine is.

 

Does the hatch still open sideways instead of upwards?

 

The design and execution is stop gap for sure, but not the size.   There is a market for tiny utes like this one.   There does appear to be a larger crossover on the way that's in between this and the current Escape as the new Escape gets a little bigger.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:00 AM

The limitations of the Eco-sport have been discussed quite a bit, but I think it's important for Ford to put something out there in this market segment. It doesn't cost them much to do it until the next generation is available for sale. I think it's better to have something in the market rather than nothing at all.

 

Agreed.  And like a lot of other things, it should have been done 2-3 years ago.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:02 AM

 
Agreed.  And like a lot of other things, it should have been done 2-3 years ago.


Agreed, better late than never I guess.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:02 AM

 

Agreed.  And like a lot of other things, it should have been done 2-3 years ago.

 

 

Looking back at 2-3 years ago Ford was still launching the new Fusion, Mustang, F-150...consolidating platforms,etc...hindsight is 20/20.

 

Yeah they can do a better job, but at the same time resources only go so far and well they bunted badly with pull back they where expecting to hit everything, when it only hit cars.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:15 AM

 

 

Looking back at 2-3 years ago Ford was still launching the new Fusion, Mustang, F-150...consolidating platforms,etc...hindsight is 20/20.

 

Yeah they can do a better job, but at the same time resources only go so far and well they bunted badly with pull back they where expecting to hit everything, when it only hit cars.

 

But Ecosport already existed and is being imported so there would have been very little impact to NA resources.  I'm sure this was all tied up in the bigger plans for model E and new C platform and associated factory implications so I understand the reasons.   I'm just saying they should have planned better.


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