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The rumored Kona N will need competition, after all

We've learned that Hyundai's engineers are working on a high-performance N version of the Hyundai Kona subcompact crossover SUV. And while people might cringe at the idea of putting effort into making a crossover sporty, we're not opposed to the idea. It worked pretty well in the case of the Nissan Juke Nismo RS, and now that it's gone, really the only sporty little crossover left is the Mini Countryman S and John Cooper Works. And if we're stuck in a crossover world, why not have ones that are

First Drive

Testing the Indian-made small crossover on American roads

The rest of the world is already familiar with the Ford EcoSport. Now the small crossover is available to U.S. customers for the first time. Incidentally, it's the first car built in India to be sold here. As Ford begins to lean more heavily on its crossovers at a time when it plans to discontinue most of its cars, the EcoSport is the most diminutive in its lineup. It's available with two engine options: a 1.0-liter three-cylinder Ecoboost, and a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter. Front- and all-whe

Spy Shots

Ford's tiny SUV looks ready for a redo

The 2018 Ford EcoSport small SUV has only just arrived, but we're already getting a glimpse of what's more than likely the next version of this subcompact sport-utility. That's because while the EcoSport is new to the U.S. — where it takes on the likes of pint-size rivals like the Chevrolet Trax, Kia Soul, and Honda HR-V — the model itself has been present in other global markets since 2012.

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2019 Fusion one of first Fords to reduce complexity, follow 'operational fitness'

While its long-term future remains uncertain, Ford signaled that it isn't giving up yet on its best-selling car when it unveiled the 2019 Fusion on Tuesday. But the refreshed midsize sedan, along with the 2018 EcoSport compact crossover before it, also illustrate the first attempts by the company to limit complexity by drastically lowering the number of buildable configurations.

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It would take three EcoSports to tow the ad

Ford builds the world's largest billboard in Madrid to advertise its tiniest crossover, the EcoSport.

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Ford exec offers a bit more clarity on future products

Ford exec offers a bit more clarity on future products

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It competes with the Honda HR-V, the Mazda CX-3 and the Kia Soul.

It competes with the Honda HR-V, the Mazda CX-3 and the Kia Soul.

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And don't bother bringing your CDs in an EcoSport

Using a Slingbox, you'll be able to watch your TV on your phone, computer, and SUV.

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The secret is a recycled-paper honeycomb design.

It's strong, eco-friendly, and keeps delicate eggs safe. What's not to like?

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Ford EcoSport has been spied around Michigan.

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The reveal will be broadcast on Snapchat next week and is part of a three-day event in LA.

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Updated compact CUV raises more questions about US viability for Blue Oval's EcoSport.

The new grille, updated headlights, and tweaked front bumper on this EcoSport point to a US debut sooner rather than later. But is that the best idea?

Open Road

This subcompact crossover has been on sale abroad since 2004.

This would be a relatively easy way for Ford to jump on the subcompact crossover trend.

Spy Shots

Ford is testing a facelifted EcoSport in Michigan, raising questions about the sub-compact CUV's potential in the growing American sub-compact CUV market.

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Ford rolled into the Sao Paulo Motor Show with some pretty cool crossovers in tow, the awesomest of all being the EcoSport Storm concept shown above, which draws its inspiration directly from the F-150 SVT Raptor. It packs a lower grille clearly derived from the now-famous muscle truck, as well as a Blue Storm paint job, black and silver trim, special graphics, lower body cladding and 215/75 R15 off-road tires. Don't go holding your breath for a supercharged V8, though; made locally in Brazil, I

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Siri from Apple has proven that being able to talk to your technology doesn't always work perfectly. But what if it could eventually go far enough to give a personality to inanimate objects like our cars? Ford took just this path to comedic effect by playing a prank on many unsuspecting Australians, in a new commercial for its EcoSport compact crossover.

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While most of us believe that small, fuel efficient cars are the key to global expansion for US automakers, Jim Farley, Ford's vice president of Global Marketing, thinks otherwise. Last week, we attended an exclusive sneak preview of the Ford Edge Concept in advance of the Los Angeles Auto Show, and Farley told us that it's actually utility vehicles that will help the Blue Oval gain market share overseas. "There is no other segment in our industry that is growing like utilities," he said. "We ex

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Ford is rolling along nicely, with a positive second-quarter sales report and a $2.3 billion profit in North America. The Dearborn, Michigan-based manufacturer captured $1.2 billion globally from April to June, with a $177 million profit in Asia. Even in Europe, the land of doom and gloom for automakers not named Mazda, Ford saw some success as it lowered its expected full-year loss from $2 billion to $1.8 billion. The company lost $348 million in Europe during the second quarter, which, believe

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