US-spec Ford EcoSport 4WD 2018 caught being tested on Indian roads

Updated Jan 15, 2021 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

The US-spec Ford EcoSport SE 4WD 2018 departs from the spare wheel.

Most recently a Ford EcoSport SE 4WD 2018 has been spotted being tested on near Pondicherry, India. The surprise is the model is not for its birth land. It is an export-spec product instead.

The photo of the EcoSport SE 4WD below is supposed to be exported to the USA. Being a mid-level, the SE grade is between the top-end Titanium and SES and the entry-level S grades. The 4WD badge indicates its engine will be a 2L Ti-VCT I4 unit which doles out 202 Nm at 4,500 rpm and 166 HP at 6,500 rpm. Also standard on the SE grade are 4WD alongside a six-speed SelectShift automatic gearbox, running on 16-inch alloy wheels.

angular rear of the Ford EcoSport SE 4WD 2018

The 4WD badge indicates its engine will be a 2L Ti-VCT I4 unit

Video: 2018 Ford EcoSport SE 4WD Export-spec Model Spotted on test near Pondicherry

As compared to the Indian-spec Ford EcoSport, the American peer departs from the spare wheel. Details of the specifications show that the US-spec Ford EcoSport 4WD body will be laid on a 161.3-inch wheelbase, 99 mm longer than the Indian counterpart.

With two powertrain options (2L Ti-VCT I4 and 1L EcoBoost petrol), the export-spec Ford EcoSport offers 4 grades for the American market which are Titanium, SES, SR, and S while the six-speed automatic gearbox comes standard. The base S grade asks for $19,995(~1,155,000). The highest price offered belongs to the Ford EcoSport SES asking for $26,880(~1,552,000).

rear of the Ford EcoSport SE 4WD 2018

The Us-spec Ford EcoSport SE 4WD 2018 departs from the spare wheel

Speaking of the 1L EcoBoost for the Ford EcoSport S in the Indian market, it is channeled to a six-speed manual gearbox. Aside from it, a five-speed manual gearbox works in conjunction with 1 the 1.5L diesel and petrol units. Plus, a 1.5L petrol can be had with a six-speed automatic transmission as well. The Indian market, unfortunately, doesn’t have the Ford EcoSport equipped with 4WD which is priced at INR 7,82,200 (equivalent to P608,400).

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Ford EcoSport

<p>The Ford EcoSport belongs to the best-selling subcompact crossovers in the Philippines, which acquired its major redesign in August 2018. It is best known for its flexibility, a sleeker exterior, and a new option for its engine that can compete within the Philippine market with greater range. A floating display screen measuring 8 inches is equipped with Ford&#39;s SYNC 3, which is available in the Titanium variant. It is the most apparent feature in the cabin of the Ford EcoSport. Ford Philippines offers the Ford EcoSport is available in four trims: 1.5 Ambiente MT as the base variant, 1.5 Trend MT, 1.5 Trend AT, and the 1.0 Eco-Boost Titanium AT. The advantages of the top-of-the-line Titanium variant includes an automatic start and stop engine system and six airbags. Ford EcoSport is now offered in two engine options. Ford kept the 1.5L Inline 4-Cylinder Ti-VCT petrol power plant but with improved performance. It now produces 121 horsepower and torque power of 1150 Nm. The other engine option is the smaller 1.0L Turbocharged Eco-Boost engine. It can generate 123 horsepower and torque power of 170 Nm. Furthermore, aside from the current five-speed manual gearbox, there is a new six-speed conventional A/T as well.</p>

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