We're not all that hopeful that the next generation Ford EcoSport will make its way to North America, but global markets ranging from Brazil to India should soon get their hands on a production version of this comely B-segment crossover.

It's too bad that the Fiesta-sized EcoSport isn't likely for our shores. We're liking the Kinetic look and wide stance, and we're guessing that the planned 1.0-liter EcoBoost mill should be both mildly entertaining and extremely efficient. And we're not the only ones that are impressed with the EcoSport.

As you might imagine, Ford chief designer J Mays sounds positively smitten with the Blue Oval's newest crossover creation, and he recently spent some time on camera to give an in-depth look at the concept's finer design points. Hit the jump to watch the video for yourself.



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      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love it! Put a fuel efficient gas or diesel in it and bring it over here!
      TahsinZ
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a Nissan Juke competitor, albeit with a much better styling.
      Sgt Beavis
      • 2 Years Ago
      We will see it in the US if the Buick Encore is successful.
      Autoblogist
      • 2 Years Ago
      If the Encore sells well, Ford will follow suit. They won't want to leave the Encore in a successful class by itself.
      Wisdom Seeker
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is this another example (e.g. Ranger) of Ford not wanting to make available smaller less profitable vehicles to American consumers?
      AnalogJesse
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great looking car. Can't tell for sure, but it looks like it could be similar in size to an Audi Q5, which, in my opinion, is the perfect size for an SUV (or crossover). Well done, Ford! But please, bring it to America.
        JayP
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AnalogJesse
        They could go Buick Encore... and call it a Lincoln.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AnalogJesse
        It's smaller than a Q5. It's probably similar in length to the Fiesta, since it's based on the same platform that's under the Fiesta.
        Felipe Politano
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AnalogJesse
        It's not similar in size to an Audi Q5. It's actually smaller than the Q3. It's about the same size of a Suzuki SX4 or only a little longer than a Kia Soul. You see, GM made a smart move by selling the Opel Mokka as the Buick Encore. Making it a Buick solves the biggest problem on bringing small cars to the US: small profits. On the other hand: the Encore is euro-grade subcompact, which means it carries all the safety equipments and build quality needed to be an entry-luxury model in the US, so that profits are swollen and there we have it. The Ecosport was created for developing markets, which means it probably lacks on refinement, equipment and quality. So it is probably a whole lot less expensive [and cheaper, for that matter] than the Encore. But it would have to be very much improved in order to be sold in US soil, and that would throw all its profit margins out the window, especially if sold as a Ford. As a Lincoln... NO WAY. Mind you that the current Ecosport [not sold in most international markets] carries the plastics of a mid 90s Hyundai, and I am NOT exagerating here. If the new one is much of an improvement, it will have build quality on the same level of its competitors on developing markets, such as the Mitsubishi TR4, the Renault Duster, the Fiat Doblo Adventure, the Citroen Aircross and the Chery Tiggo, all of which have the refinement of a previous generation Tucson - save for the Citroen, which is almost euro-grade, and the Chery, which is stuck in the early 90s. Even the new Fiesta sold in emerging markets is a little simplified when compared to the US version, so don't expect a mini-Edge on this one.
      tipdrip215
      • 2 Years Ago
      They're just playing the wait and see game. If GM has success with the Encore, this thing will be fast tracked to the U.S.
      FRENZIED
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks a LOT better than the Focus and it appears to be between the Focus and Fiesta in size. Ford would never bring this to the USA. It would kill the sales of both the Fiesta and the Focus. I would consider buying the EcoSport more.
      BDolman
      • 2 Years Ago
      i like ford, but this is a ugly machine
      whofan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bring back the small Bronco!!!!!!! Chrysler can`t build Wranglers fast enough.
      Rick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ford can't build a car with a decent line of sight it seems. Ford needs to open up to the wedge shape a little more.
      • 2 Years Ago
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