Ford has announced plans to offer the Edge and EcoSport in Europe. They will play a key role in the growing crossover segment.
Originally unveiled at the New Delhi Auto Expo, the EcoSport rides on the global B-segment platform and was developed in South America. It features off-road inspired styling with plastic body cladding and a tailgate-mounted spare tire.
The interior is borrowed from the Fiesta and has a symmetrical design with high quality materials and SYNC connectivity.
European engine options haven't been announced, but choices could include:
- A 1.0-liter EcoBoost
- A 1.5-liter four-cylinder Ti-VCT
- A 1.6-liter four-cylinder
- A 2.0-liter four-cylinder
- A 1.5-liter Duratorq TDCI four-cylinder
According to Nick Collins, Ford Europe's B-car vehicle line director, "[The] Ford EcoSport will deliver great value, quality and fuel economy. It will also present customers with a fantastic small car choice that will also include the B-MAX compact multi-activity vehicle as well as new Fiesta."
The EcoSport will go on sale within the next 18 months, while the Edge will arrive a few years later.