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So this is just my thoughts.

From what I've read, North America will be getting the 2.0L engine but horsepower isn't determined yet.

Through my searching, I've found that in Russia, they get a 2.0L gasoline variant as well. That engine pushes out 140hp and ~137 lb-ft of torque.

Is it safe to say that the North American version will be around that power range?
 

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It should have the same output if the engine is exactly the same, but ford could de-tune it to meet some kind of America regulation, or they could squeeze more power out of it to be more competitive in the American market.

Hard to say until ford releases the specs themselves.
 

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The Focus current has a 2.0L, and these power specs are close enough to it. That has me thinking that it will be the same engine but tuned differently for this application unless it will get more power in NA versions.

Where exactly did you read about this?
 

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Read the specs on wikipedia (not the best source I know) but they do list specs for different regions it seems. I know it could be the same or different, I'm just wondering what you anticipate they'll do lol
 

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Wikipedia is generally accurate, generally... The Ford Focus 2.0L can crank out 160hp. I wouldn't mind seeing that output in the NA Ecosport.
 

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That extra 20hp will definitely be noticeable and goes a long way. It would be ideal for the EcoSport to bring 160hp. Somewhere between 160-180 would be ideal and it really isn't hard to make that achievable and fuel efficient in a 2.0 NA.
 

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If it's pushing out 140hp and ~137 lb-ft of torque in Russia, why would Ford want to put more money into tuning it for more power just for the NA market?
 

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It could be de-tuned in Russia considering the cars down there generally have lower horsepower ratings. The cars that are economical and make majority of sales come from Lada and typically come with 110-125hp. Keeps them competitive down there but in NA cars are generally higher hp.

I mean... the Prius comes with 134hp. Come on.
 

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Different markets have different demands and depending where and how it makes that power and what the competition offers and how and where competition makes power, that can determine what Ford does. Remaining competitive is key.
 

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Hopefully, NA's need for power will convince Ford to tune the engine for a higher power output than the one in Russia. There's plenty of crossovers in the market with a lot of pizzazz under the hood and Ford will need to be better than them.
 

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We long as it accelerates fast and doesn't feel under powered, then I wouldn't look into the numbers too much. So that means more usable torque at lower RPMs. It is supposed to be a city driver and not something you hoon down a country road.
 

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For sure, but it'll need to have over taking power too on the highways so it'll have to be a decent bump.
 

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Just picked up a 2020 Ecosport Titanium 2.0 for my wife. It's rated at 166hp, and is adequate for the wife. Myself I wish they put the 250hp turbo version I have in my Edge into it. I like a little more pop for passing on the Interstate. Great little vehicle for around town though.
 
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