Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Ford EcoSport image

Today, March 5th, Ford unveiled the Ford Eco Sport during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The Ford EcoSport is getting ready to become a global model and the next market to be launched will be Europe. In January the model was spotted on the streets of Thailand, as the model was being tested in the fourth manufacturing place for the vehicle after Brazil, China and India.

In Europe the EcoSport will be offered with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine, producing a total output of 113 HP and 115 lb-ft of torque. The model is able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 11.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 112 mph. Other units available are the 1.0 EcoBoost, the 1.5 TiVCT, the 2.0L and the 1.5L Duratorq TDCI.

In other markets the EcoSport will come with a 1.0 liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine, which is producing a total output of 118 HP (88 kW) and 170 Nm of torque (125 kW), available between 1,300 rpm and 4,500 rpm. The model will be a tough rival for the Opel Mokka, Nissan Juke and the Peugeot 2008 and it is expected to go on sale in 2014.

Ford EcoSport is equipped with Ford’s “Ford Sync” technology, which includes AppLink, which allows the driver to control smartphone applications using only the voice.