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The New Ford EcoSport: Already In Europe But Will It Work In The US?

Yes, it's a jacked-up Fiesta.

Meet the 2018 Ford EcoSport, a new-ish sub-compact crossover that’s essentially a jacked-up Fiesta and is already sold in Europe. Needless to say, Ford has high hopes for it especially among US millennial buyers. Featuring Ford’s latest trapezoidal design language, the EcoSport is very much a vehicle for its time, packed with the latest in connected technology. Owners will be able to take advantage of Ford’s new Sync 3 communications and entertainment system that’s world’s better than its crappy predecessor, MyFord Touch.

The system has been optimized for hands-free use, and the floating 8-inch touchscreen is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s even an optional 10-speaker, 675-watt B&O Play audio system from Harman.

Drivers will be able "to start, lock, unlock and locate their vehicle from almost anywhere using available Sync Connect with Ford Pass," a mobile app for owners. The EcoSport also comes equipped with two fast-charging USB ports and offers as many as 30 stowage pockets, bins and hooks for interior space efficiency. There’s even a rear cargo management system, comprised of a movable floor board and fold-away second-rows seats that creates a flat cargo area. In terms of engines, the EcoSport will be offered with either the turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost or a 2.0-liter four banger in all-wheel drive models. Ford will release more details, such as pricing, when the EcoSport’s early 2018 dealership arrival approaches.

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