Ford’s decision to shut down its operations in India has resulted in the discontinuation of all the company’s country-manufactured vehicles. The EcoSport, which has been one of the most popular made-in-India vehicles from the American automaker, is now being rolled out in several other countries as well. According to reports, the Ford EcoSport will also be discontinued in the US. The EcoSport did not last long in its home country before deciding not to continue manufacturing.
According to The Detroit Free Press, the Ford EcoSport will be available in the United States by mid-2022. In Europe, production would be based in Romania, with models in that range being produced. The reason for this decision is that the Ford EcoSport has not been a commercial success for the company, despite being one of the brand’s most iconic trucks a few years back and capturing the hearts and minds of thousands. As a result, the EcoSport will be discontinued, at least in its native land.
Ford introduced the EcoSport in the United States in 2016 and went on sale for the first time in 2018. The popularity of subcompact SUVs waned over time. Last year, the North American business began reducing the number of units it produced; The vehicle was reportedly put on sale by the Bronco Sport line, and Ford wasted no time in dismantling it.
At launch, it was seen with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo engine and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder available with all-wheel drive. Now, dropping the EcoSport leaves room for Ford to develop other vehicles within production.
In India, the Ford EcoSport subcompact SUV has been one of the best-selling vehicles from the US-based carmaker. It was first launched in the country in 2013. The carmaker is believed to have a new facelifted version of the EcoSport SUV recently. However, it will not be seen in broad daylight in India after Ford’s decision to shut down its plants.