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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.
 

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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.

https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/manufacturer-news/2017/12/08/new-ford-ecosport-debuts-all-new-15-litre-ecoblue-diesel-engine
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.
It delivers 123 horsepower and 221 lbs of torque.
 

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Love those torque numbers and again its too bad we won't be getting it, the next best thing to put numbers down like that and in a better way will be a hybrid. Ecosport ST Hybrid could do a lot for them but even just a regular hybrid would keep me happy... I can look for performance elsewhere.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 
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