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Ford EcoSport US release considered, subject to demand

The Ford EcoSport has been growing in popularity because of it being developed for developing markets, such as Brazil, but more importantly China. However, as of yet the Ford EcoSport has eluded the US, but maybe there is still hope for those in North America who would like to get their hands on this small, cheap crossover.

Ford has said that they are not ready to release the EcoSport in the US just yet, but Jim Farley, Ford’s head of global sales has said that they are studying the market carefully, and if they feel there is a need for the Ford EcoSport in the US, then they will consider it in the future.

This does seem like a positive step, but don’t expect a 2013 Ford EcoSport US release, and 2014 could also be touch and go, but who knows? However, we have to wonder how the American market will react to such a vehicle?

The Ford EcoSport is based on the Fiesta, and some people who have seen the vehicle in person will say that it’s nice to have a CUV that fills the gap for those who cannot afford or find the Escape too large. However, others will tell you that the vehicle is ugly to look at in person, and if it was to come to the US, then they will need to get rid of the 1.0-liter engine and also offer a diesel alternative to help achieve at least 50 mpg or more.

Having said that, the 1.0-liter engine offers far more than you think, because it is an EcoBoost, meaning the three-cylinder engine can produce 118 horsepower, and so could be a popular choice with a growing market in the US.

In a recent poll 64 percent of people said they would love to see the Ford EcoSport release in the US, while 24 percent said no and the reaming voters were uncertain.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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