These Models Won’t See the 2023 Model Year

2022 Toyota Avalon

Every year, manufacturers retire model lines as market shifts weigh in. With the pivot to electrification upon us, certain names will not be around for the 2023 model year. Some of the models leaving have nothing to do with EVs coming onboard. Instead, they are sedans that are no longer … Read more

Has Ford Abandoned the Little Guy?

Ford Focus RS

Once again, Ford is dropping a model. This time it is the EcoSport, which is its smallest and most cost-effective utility vehicle. Yesterday, we enumerated the reasons why that is happening, particularly with Ford shutting down its Indian manufacturing base. Ford also builds the EcoSport in Romania for the European … Read more

Ford Says Good-Bye to the EcoSport

Ford EcoSport

The Ford Motor Company is discontinuing the EcoSport, its smallest crossover utility vehicle. Built in India and introduced to the U.S. market in late 2017, the little SUV goes away as the automaker winds down its Indian manufacturing arm. The EcoSport is also built in Romania for the European market, … Read more

Highlights of the 2020 Ford EcoSport

Whether they’re big or small, we just cannot get enough of SUVs. That’s understandable as utility vehicles offer an excellent combination of passenger space and cargo room. And in most cases, they can tow too. Ford has its share of SUVs available, including the range-topping Expedition and hot-selling Escape. For … Read more

Cute Ute: 2018 Ford EcoSport

Behind the wheel of Ford’s EcoSport crossover. The 2018 EcoSport gives Ford a critically needed crossover, a new model that fills a hole in the brand’s product lineup. The new-to-North-America vehicle is Ford’s smallest SUV yet, a product it has offered for years in countries such as Brazil and India, … Read more

Slot This Tiny Ford EcoSport SUV

The Ford Escape is the smallest SUV sold in North America. In other markets, including India, the EcoSport serves the growing subcompact crossover utility vehicle segment. A Chennai manufacturing facility may soon produce a US-spec version in time for the 2017 model year. “One Ford” represents a business strategy adopted … Read more

Tiny Crossover Segment Poised to Explode

It wasn’t all that long ago when Nissan introduced its Juke crossover, what had some analysts scratching their heads in wonder. Sure, the styling itself was polarizing, but the segment the diminutive Nissan occupied was virtually nonexistent. Until now. Nissan got the subcompact SUV segment growing, but now it needs … Read more