I heard they might have plans for a hybrid powertrain as the only highly efficient powertrain. That should be part of a global strategy compared to the diesel model that would likely remain only in Europe.
FleetNews says Ford is coming out with a new 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engine for the EcoSport. It'll be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox but I can't seem to find its performance specs. In any case, it'll most likely be available only in Europe.
It delivers 123 horsepower and 221 lbs of torque.The technology will be offered in combination with the all-new 1.5-litre Ford EcoBlue diesel engine and a six-speed manual gearbox, delivering 125 PS and 300 Nm of torque.
I agree and overall that seems to be what most of these powerplants are getting from a number of car makers but at the same time car makers don't have a choice. Off the line power is some of the most important. 2030-2040 is when a lot of regulations kick in for green cars so Ford has a short timeline here.Depends where on the power band max torque comes in, around 1500 rpm would be great! Thought I wouldn't be adverse to a hybrid Ecosport as well.