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2018 Ford EcoSport debuts ahead of the LA Auto Show

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Ford is getting ready to jump into the hot compact SUV segment with its 2018 EcoSport – an SUV that Ford says is for “those who want space-saving convenience and SUV capability.” The EcoSport is already sold in other markets around the world, but Ford is giving the US-spec version a slight facelift.
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“More people are choosing to spend their time and money sharing experiences with friends and family instead of buying more stuff,” said Chantel Lenard, ‎executive director, Ford U.S. marketing. “EcoSport fits perfectly into this growing lifestyle. It’s our smallest SUV, packed with features and personality.”

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The EcoSport may be small on the outside, but it’s packed with plenty of features, like the 675-watt B&O PLAY audio system that features 10 speakers. It also features Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system and seven ambient lighting options.

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Under the hood the 2018 EcoSport can be powered by either a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost or 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The 2.0-liter engine comes standard with 4WD and both engines come with a six-speed automatic transmission.

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The EcoSport will go on sale in the US in early 2018. Yes even though it was revealed today, buyers in the US will still have to wait at least a year to get one.

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