2013 Ford EcoSport SUV leaked image

The 2013 Ford EcoSport managed to attract the attention of the whole automotive media after the model leaked way ahead of its time.

The North American based automaker Ford is planning a surprise for us all which will be officially presented during a major international auto show sometimes next year, in the shape of a small SUV, named the EcoSport. The newest model which will enter Ford’s lineup is apparently based on the same platform as the successful B-segment Ford Fiesta and it will be named the Ford EcoSport.

The 2013 Ford EcoSport is looking just a like mini Kuga or Escape, being shorter and lower. The B-Platform SUV is expected to debut with a small 1.0 liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine and it will be initially targeting emerging markets. The new compact crossover will hit global markets under the “One Ford” global product strategy and its official debut might be made at the Delhi Auto Expo in January, 2012.

Rumors say that besides the small 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine, the 2013 Ford Escape might also share an engine with the Fiesta, the 1.5 liter unit. The Ford EcoSport will be apparently manufactured, at start, in India and China. We must thank IndianAutosBlog.com for the image which was found on Ford India’s website.