New and used Ford EcoSport price in Ghana

New and used Ford EcoSport price in Ghana

The Ford EcoSport is a subcompact crossover SUV that originated from the vibrant automotive market of Brazil, before making its mark globally. Originally introduced in 2003, the EcoSport was Ford’s answer to the burgeoning demand for compact SUVs in various markets, especially in developing countries. Over the years, the EcoSport has been embraced for its city-friendly dimensions, combined with the versatility and stance of an SUV.

Model YearPrice in Cedis Ghana (GHC)
Ford EcoSport 2015150000
Ford Eco Sport 2018155,000
Ford EcoSport 2021179,000

1. Design

  • First Generation (2003-2012):
    • The inaugural EcoSport was developed on the B3 platform, shared with the first-generation Ford Fiesta. Its design was simple and functional, with a mounted spare wheel on the rear tailgate – a signature element for this generation.
  • Second Generation (2012-Present as of last update):
    • Unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi, India, the second generation EcoSport showcased a more global design, aligning with Ford’s then current “Kinetic Design” language. The pronounced grille, angular headlamps, and sculpted body made it look modern and aggressive. While the spare wheel remained on the tailgate for certain markets, others received a cleaner rear profile without it.

2. Specifications

  • First Generation (2003-2012):
    • Engine: Options ranged from a 1.0L supercharged petrol engine to a 2.0L petrol engine, with some markets also getting a 1.4L diesel.
    • Transmission: Included both 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic options.
  • Second Generation (2012-Present as of last update):
    • Engine: The engine lineup diversified with options like the 1.0L EcoBoost petrol, 1.5L petrol, and 1.5L diesel among others.
    • Transmission: Depending on the market and engine choice, there were 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, and 6-speed dual-clutch transmissions available.

3. Available models and their released dates

  • First Generation (2003-2012):
    • Launched initially in Brazil in 2003, and subsequently introduced in other Latin American markets.
  • Second Generation (2012-Present as of last update):
    • After its 2012 debut in India, the global rollout began, reaching Latin American markets in 2012, the European market in 2014, and the North American market in 2018.

The Ford EcoSport, with its compact dimensions and SUV capabilities, has proven particularly popular in urban environments where space is at a premium. It filled a niche in Ford’s lineup, catering to buyers seeking a smaller, more affordable SUV. As markets around the world continued to show increased appetite for SUVs and crossovers of all sizes, the EcoSport’s global presence expanded in tandem.

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