/ Ford, Industry, News / Ford to launch EcoSport SUV in Europe “in the next 12 months”

Ford to launch EcoSport SUV in Europe “in the next 12 months”

Linked In Share
Ford to launch EcoSport SUV in Europe

Ford plans to bring the Fiesta-based EcoSport SUV in Europe within the next 12 months, John Gardiner, Director, News Operations, Ford of Europe told us.

However, the Ford official did not disclose the name of the plant that will build the EcoSport for Europe. Currently, the small SUV is built in Brazil for Latin American markets and in India for the local market and other Asia-Pacific markets.

“The EcoSport will be launched in Europe in the next 12 months, but we have not indicated its manufacturing source at this time,” Gardiner told us via e-mail.

Asked whether the EcoSport may be built in Ford’s Romanian plant of Craiova, John Gardiner did not confirm, but said the carmaker plans to manufacture a second model in Craiova in the future.

“We have just started volume production of the Ford B-MAX and 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine in Craiova, and we will begin building a second volume engine in Craiova – a 1.5-litre petrol engine – early in 2013. We have also confirmed that it is planned to build a second vehicle in Romania in the future,” Gardiner added.

The Ford B-MAX MPV, which is exclusively built in the Craiova plant, is also based on the Fiesta platform.

by Dan Mihalascu (my Google+) - Monday, January 28th, 2013 - filed under Ford, Industry, News. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
2013 ford ecosport Ford ford b-max ford craiova Ford EcoBoost ford ecosport ford europe ford motor company ford romania ford suvs john gardiner


Discuss: Ford to launch EcoSport SUV in Europe “in the next 12 months”

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Europe: Ford outpaces German growth
Europe: Ford outpaces German growthAccording to the chief of the German ford unit, who discussed with German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche, the US brand ...
For sale – Rowan Atkinson’s McLaren F1
For sale – Rowan Atkinson’s McLaren F1Rowan Atkinson, Mr. Bean himself, has decided to get rid of his classic McLaren F1 and he is currently asking for 8 million ...
US: California plays hide-and-seek with regulation affecting car-sharing services
US: California plays hide-and-seek with regulation affecting car-sharing servicesThe state of California decided to revoke a notice issued on January 5 that cited an 80-year old law that mandated private ...
Render – Audi Q6
Render – Audi Q6Another rendering with the Audi Q6 is showing us the upcoming model which will be rivaling the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and the ...
Europe – Honda Accord axed
Europe – Honda Accord axedHonda will be stopping the production of the Accord across the Old Continent for good because of slow sales of the model. The ...
McLaren 675LT confirmed for Geneva
McLaren 675LT confirmed for GenevaMcLaren will officially pull the wraps off the body of the 675LT supercar during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, which will be ...
Suppliers already pitch the systems of tomorrow to the automakers
Suppliers already pitch the systems of tomorrow to the automakersWith increasingly technological cars on the horizon, the automotive industry world has started to pick up pace much in the way ...
Meet the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Tour de France 64 special edition
Meet the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Tour de France 64 special editionFerrari has officially pulled the wraps off the F12 Berlinetta Tour de France special edition during the Dream Cars Show in ...
Mercedes AMG GT officially priced in the U.S.
Mercedes AMG GT officially priced in the U.S.Mercedes has officially announced the starting price of the AMG GT across the United States, where the sports car costs 129,900 ...
Check out the Peugeot RCZ R Bimota
Check out the Peugeot RCZ R BimotaThe brand new Peugeot RCZ R Bimota has been officially unveiled by the car manufacturer during a Motor Bike show in Verona, ...
Ford’s fourth-quarter profit hit by $800 million Venezuelan currency charge
Ford’s fourth-quarter profit hit by $800 million Venezuelan currency chargeThe second-largest US automaker, Ford Motor recently announced that a charge that came from Venezuela related operations has ...
Honda detailing Euro-spec CR-V
Honda detailing Euro-spec CR-VNew details and images with the Euro-spec Honda CR-V have been recently released by the carmaker. The facelifted version of the ...
Europe: GM believes local unit’s recovery is on track
Europe: GM believes local unit’s recovery is on trackGeneral Motors’s ongoing strive to revert its loss-making Opel/Vauxhall division to positive results may end this year, even as ...
Renault Kadjar crossover officially announced
Renault Kadjar crossover officially announcedA new compact crossover will be introduced in the near future by Renault, as the model has been recently announced. The French ...
Report – Honda taps Takata rival for Accord airbags
Report – Honda taps Takata rival for Accord airbagsAccording to company sources that have knowledge of the carmaker’s strategy, Japan’s third largest automaker, Honda Motor, ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

audi q6 render 1
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Tour de France 64 1
Peugeot RCZ R Bimota 1
2015 honda cr-v 1
2015 Brussels Motor Show Dream Cars 96
Spy-Photo
02-Bike-Sense-cyclist-in-window
Spy-Photo
mercedes amg gt roadster 1
Sebastian Mackensen new MINI Boss
ford mondeo shooting brake 1
2016 honda civic type r spied 1

More automotive from inautonews
According to the chief of the German ford unit, who discussed with German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche, the US brand managed to lift sales last year in the country by 6 percent – climbing roughly twice as fast as the overall market. The second largest US automaker has been faced with ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Is the auto industry ready for the aluminum revolution?
Is the auto industry ready for the aluminum revolution?While the fact that a vehicle can have aluminum body has come to widespread attention ever since Ford announced that its best-selling F-150 truck has ...
NAIAS 2015: the best and worst
NAIAS 2015: the best and worstThe 2015 North American International Auto Show is the perfect sign that USA’s auto industry has recovered fully from the brink of collapse that ...
Cutting-edge technology we could see in vehicles by 2020
Cutting-edge technology we could see in vehicles by 2020While the month of January is not even over yet, the world of automotive industry has already presented itself with two weeks of awe and wonder for ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Euro NCAP: New Skoda Fabia, best in classThe new generation of the Skoda Fabia has been named the safest car in its segment by Euro NCAP, ... Recall roundup: Toyota Prius V for airbag problemsToyota has recently issued a recall for several Prius V models because of a possible problem with ...
Safety Section