Ford EcoSport was offered with two engine options in the US – a 1.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol and a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol with AWD
Ford EcoSport will soon be discontinued from North American markets of USA and Canada in the coming months. This is a direct result of the American carmaker shutting down manufacturing operations in India. The country was one of the few manufacturing hubs of the subcompact SUV which catered to consumers of various international markets.
The crossover will continue to remain on sale in North America for the next few months at least till production at Ford’s manufacturing facilities in India continues. It should be noted that production at the company’s facilities in Sanand, Gujarat and Chennai, Tamil Nadu will continue till Q4 2021 and Q2 2022 respectively, only for export purposes.
EcoSport is manufactured at the Chennai-based plant in Tamil Nadu. The company is working hard to ensure that there’s enough inventory of the subcompact UV to get dealers through the majority of the 2022 calendar year in the US. Ford recently announced the restructuring of Indian operations which involved shutting down manufacturing for local market with immediate effect.
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