After the previous EcoSport SUV failed to impress, Blue Oval is ready for a redesign. The upcoming 2020 Ford EcoSport will get a vast improvement. That includes exterior facelift, numerous interior upgrades and possibly a new engine. Of course, the new transmission is in the works as well. Simply, EcoSport didn’t impress at all and Ford knows that the customers want something way better. So, let’s take a look at the 2020 EcoSport SUV.
New Platform and Escape-Like Design
First things first, the 2020 Ford EcoSport will surely get a redesign. On the other hand, the spy shots are not available and Blue Oval is still quiet on this topic. Some rumors are suggesting a new design that will be similar to the Escape’s model. Knowing that EcoSport could get the company’s Global B – car platform. If that truly happens, EcoSport could suffer a small dimensional increase.
A similar change happened to the seventh-gen Ford Fiesta. Now, EcoSport will borrow a lot of cues from the larger Escape SUV. That includes similar design of the front fascia, same wheels, and almost the same styling. Surely, EcoSport will lose uniqueness, but first renderings are available and this small SUV looks way better than before.
More Tech Please
This is another category that needs to be redesigned, as soon as possible. The last interior refreshments happened in 2017. Still, the customers were disappointed, stating the interior was cramped. On top of that, 2017 EcoSport lacked the technology and cabin space as well. Now, the forthcoming 2020 Ford EcoSport will get numerous changes from the inside.
For the start, Blue Oval will offer more high-quality materials. In that way, comfort will be better and the interior will look more upscale. The current model offers some of the driver-assistance as optional. On top of that, some systems aren’t in the offer at all. Knowing that we can expect for EcoSport to get more tech this time.
EcoSport Will Borrow Fiesta’s Engine
New Global-B car platform means the 2020 Ford EcoSport will get a new engine. The most likely candidate is Fiesta’s 1.6-liter four-cylinder unit. That also means a 2.0-liter EcoBoost will be the optional engine. Moreover, Ford will have to kill its current 1.0-liter three-cylinder drivetrain. The fans weren’t satisfied with this engine, calling it “dull and underpowered”.
Whatsoever, the new 1.6-liter will deliver almost 200 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque. That should be more than enough. The new drivetrain will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive system will be standard. EcoSport will get a diesel engine but on the other markets outside the U.S.
2020 Ford EcoSport Price and Release Date
This compact SUV will certainly look more appealing than before. The 2020 Ford EcoSport will also get numerous technologies, new engine, and new transmission. Thanks to all these improvements, the new model will cost more, around $25,000. There should be the same number of trim levels as before. Still, we must wait for Blue Oval manufacturer to make it official. New EcoSport will go on sale in the coming months. The most probable release date is the beginning of 2020.