The smallest crossover by Ford is entering the new generation. This is the last edition of the vehicle that will last for a couple of years before the US carmaker replaces it. The new 2020 Ford EcoSport is already on streets, preparing the debut. The crossover will be more attractive than before. Also, the company will use more lightweight materials. Better agility and performance are on the way. The new 2020 EcoSport could get refreshment under the hood. A hybrid engine is likely to happen.
There are two types of prototypes for the 2020 Ford EcoSport. This subcompact crossover is definitely getting a new front fascia. Well, we will see what kind of grille it is going to use. Besides that, Ford will work on the lighter materials for the body. Weight drop and better fuel economy are the results of this change. Furthermore, the company is going to revisit the interior. The EcoSport is a modern subcompact vehicle. But, if there is a chance to make a better layout and increase the space, the Blue Oval company is going to use take them.
2020 EcoSport Engines
Two engines the current generation of the crossover is using are coming again for the next series. The entry-level is a three-cylinder unit with the capability to produce 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. Its main advantage is low fuel consumption in urban conditions. Still, it doesn’t return the greatest mileage on the open road. Combined, a 1.0-liter engine can make 28 mpg. An EcoBoost engine is paired with a six-speed SelectShift auto gearbox. This transmission sends power to front wheels.
All-wheel drive is optional. But, in this case, you will have to take a larger engine. AWD is coming exclusively with a 2.0-liter engine. The system combines for 166 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. The bigger unit can tow more. Towing capacity is 2,000 lbs. The same transmission distributes power to all corners. Fuel economy remains the same for the highway drive, while it drops to 23 mpg for city ride. Combined, a 2.0 engine can return 2 miles less per gallon compared to a three-cylinder powertrain.
2020 EcoSport Hybrid
A 2.0-liter engine could be used as a base for the hybrid model. With upgrades, the new system will be more efficient. Buyers can count on better mileage and power output. Still, the bad thing is that the company is not confirming the 2020 Ford EcoSport Hybrid yet. But definitely, Blue Oval carmaker is thinking of it.
First of all, Ford plans big investment in electrification. They are not unveiling which models will come first, but 30 vehicles will get hybrid, PHEV, or all-electric version by the 2022-2023 season. Besides that, more and more subcompact crossovers are using hybrid technology. Ford, as a leader in the segment, must respond in this class as well. Don’t you ever doubt about it.
2020 Ford EcoSport Redesign and Changes
According to spy photos, the new generation of the crossover is almost here. Although hidden behind camouflage, the 2020 Ford EcoSport shows signs of changes. Front fascia will suffer the most modifications. New grille, headlights, and bumper are going to make the vehicle more aggressive and appealing. The rear end will also suffer big changes, with taillights, exhaust tips, and rear bumpers getting a new shape. Still, the EcoSport will probably keep its dimensions. With 8 inches of ground clearance, this model will offer enough space under the body for an off-road drive.
Base models are offering standard Sync features. Rearview camera and basic air conditioning are available. Upper trim levels are upgrading the offer with Sync 3 system. There are also sunroofs and parking sensors. Automatic and zonal climate controls are available with the SE model. At top of the offer is going to be 2020 Ford EcoSport Titanium. This package includes a premium audio system, leather seats, big touchscreen display with navigation and voice controls, and larger wheels.
Well, the new layout of the 2020 Ford EcoSport cabin should create more space inside. Being a subcompact crossover is not so promising if you are looking for space. EcoSport is not too generous, and it won’t be. But still, the company will create more room compared to the current edition. It is early to find out too many details about the interior and spy shots are showing plain cockpit.
2020 EcoSport Release Date
Well, everything will be clearer very soon. The company will unveil the new generation of the 2020 Ford EcoSport in the second half of this year. If you are looking to purchase the crossover, you will have to wait for the last quarter. The price will go up, and base models will cost above $20,000. Main rivals of the 2020 EcoSport will be Toyota C-HR, Honda HR-V, Chevrolet Trax, and the all-new Nissan Kicks. The competition by Korean carmakers is growing, with both Kia Niro and Hyundai Kona coming with significant changes for the next season.