A-segment CUV: below 4.0 meters/around 160" - e.g. Ford EcoSport, Renault Kwid, Suzuki Ignis
B-segment CUV: roughly 4.2~4.3 meters/around 165~170" - e.g. Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Nissan Kicks, Peugeot 2008
Short C CUV: roughly 4.4~4.5 meters/around 173~177" - e.g. Jeep Compass, Nissan Rogue Sport, Subaru XV, Hyundai Tucson, VW Tiguan (the short European one), Peugeot 3008
Long C CUV: roughly 4.6~4.7 meters/around 180~185" - e.g. Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, VW Tiguan Allspace (the long Chinese one), Peugeot 5008
Good explanation but just a little thing,
Ecosport is B Segment, above 4,000 mm at 4,040 mm (161.3") but only just..
The interior dimensions are also closely aligned to those of other B Utilities even if the length is shorter.
On Short C,
If Ford was to jack up the current 104.5" WB Focus hatchback, that would make a short C Ute that's 171.6" long
That might be more of a sweet spot for competing against the likes of slightly smaller B Utes and a way of adding
more sales between Ecosport and new larger Escape (~180")...
I keep coming back to this because I see the wider appeal outside of North America where there's a real opportunity
for Ford to add a lot of sales in Europe and Asia with a ute that's between Ecosport and Escape.
It takes the most popular version of European Focus and turns it into a CUV, that will play well in UK. Germany, France
and Italy - Ford Europe's largest markets. Perhaps something Ford is making possible by increasing the size of Escape?.
Edited by jpd80, 16 September 2017 - 08:42 PM.