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The Ford EcoSport will make its ASEAN debut later on this week, during the 2013 Bangkok Motor Show.

After it was officially unveiled in certain parts of the Asian continent, the Ford EcoSport will now make its public debut in the ASEAN, during the 2013 Bangkok Motor Show, on the 27th of March. According to the car manufacturer, the compact crossover in question is a key product in this part of the world and this will help the company increase its sales, with a total of 60-70 percent being expected to come from the Asia Pacific region this decade, where the ASEAN plays a main role.

“This sporty, compact SUV will not only allow Ford to enter another new segment in ASEAN, it will help to define a whole new vehicle segment for the ASEAN region”, said the Ford ASEAN president, Matt Bradley.

The Ford EcoSport in the ASEAN is expected to come with both petrol and diesel engines, including the 1.0 liter EcoBoost turbocharged, with its 122 BHP. All engines should get the five-speed manual transmission, while the 1.5 liter unit will get an automatic option too. Additional details on the ASEAN Ford EcoSport remain unknown for the moment and will be announced during the 2013 Bangkok Motor Show, on Wednesday.