The new 2022 Ford EcoSport could be introduced to the public later in the year. According to our reliable source, the upcoming compact SUV will feature many upgrades over the previous generation. It should gain more attractive body styling and many changes inside. We just got a new batch of renderings, and the forthcoming model looks similar to the international model Ford Equator, which is a full-size SUV.
Currently, Blue Oval offers a 1.3-liter petrol engine that comes with a turbocharger and much more potent 2.0-liter inline-4 engine optionally.
2022 Ford EcoSport Facelift
The new 2022 Ford EcoSport looks more attractive than ever. Recently, some renderings appear, and this crossover dominates on the front. First impressions are positive, and the Ford EcoSport features a much larger grille that gets a black surround.
The regular headlamp setup was removed and replaced with split headlamps, similar to what we saw on the Equator model. The Blue Oval also added new alloy wheels, blacked-out outside rearview mirrors with LED turn indicators on them, roof rails, and flared wheel arches. However, proportionally, this SUV remains unchanged. Overall, the design is attractive, and we must admit, we like this appealing look more.
Inside, the forthcoming subcompact-crossover SUV will be completely redesigned. According to the latest information, the interior will be identical to the last generation of Focus. While the EcoSport is technically a 5-seater, no more than four adults will fit comfortably.
Moreover, seats are comfortable, and the base model comes with a large 8-inch touchscreen that is positioned on the upper center stack for easy access. Besides, the new EcoSport also features the latest Sync 4 system, which allows the EcoSport driver to control the climate control, navigation, and audio system as well. We should also expect longer list of driver assist features, and much better crash test results.
2022 Ford EcoSport Powertrain Specs
Under the hood, the 2022 Ford EcoSport will be most likely to keep its old engines. A turbocharged 1.3-liter is standard with the EcoSport, and it delivers 123 horsepower power. This version of the SUV comes standard on front-wheel-drive (FWD) models. Moreover, this engine isn’t particularly smooth or powerful, but it provides respectable fuel-economy figures.
The next powertrain is much stronger. This version uses a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that sends power to the all-wheel-drive (AWD). Interestingly, it’s able to make 166 horsepower and is much better option than the first one. Generally, thanks primarily to 4-cylinder, this subcompact crossover SUV can tow up to 2,000-pounds. Both engines comes with a six-speed automatic transmission and a fuel-saving stop/start system.
Release Date and Price
The fresh new 2022 Ford EcoSport will bring more attractiveness. First renderings are available, and the next generation of this compact SUV looks more adorable than before. According to our reliable source, the forthcoming model should be introduced later in the year.
However, sales might starts at the beginning of the following year. Like before, the Ecosport will continue to compete against the Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, and many other models in the segment.