The Ford EcoSport is a mini sport utility vehicle (SUV), originally built in Brazil by Ford Brazil since 2003 at the Camaçari plant. A second generation concept model was launched in 2012 and is intended to be also assembled in a new factory in Chennai, India.
The Ford Ecosport arrived in late 2003 to Mexico as a 2004 model. The reception by the public was impressive and continued until 2006. For the 2007 model year, sales of the small SUV began slipping and stopped being a hot seller. Compared to 15,000 units sold in 2004, only 10,000 units of the 2007 model year were sold.
This trend continued to worsen for the refreshed 2008 model year due in part to a price increase. Only 6,345 units of the 2008 model year were sold, and 2009 model year sales through July 2009 were a mere 2,135 units. Due to decreasing sales, and heightened competition from the Ford Escape, Ford has announced that a shortened 2010 model year will be the last sold in Mexico. However a year later Ford had announced the new Ecosport to launch in 2012 bringing back the Ecosport to Mexico after a two-year absence.
The mileage of the Ford EcoSport according to ARAI certified is as follows –
22.7 kmpl (1.5L Diesel)
18.9 kmpl (1.0L EcoBoost Petrol)
15.8 kmpl (1.5L Petrol MT)
15.6 kmpl (1.5L Petrol AT)