Changan-Ford to Release EcoSport with Extended Wheelbase

The EcoSport mini SUV from Changan-Ford, to be released before the year end, has a longer wheelbase than oversea versions, reveals the latest issue of the new car bulletin from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

changan-ford ecosport
changan ford ecosport

Changan-Ford EcoSport
CAF7150B4
CAF7150N4
Length/width/height (mm)
4280/1785/1658
Wheelbase (mm)
2530
Transmission
6AT
5MT
Curb weight (kg)
1295
1245
Engine
CT (1.5)
Max. power (kW)
81
Combine fuel economy (L/100km)
6.5
6.3

Sharing platform with the current Fiesta, the Ecosport made at Changan-Ford’s factory in Chongqing sits on a 2530mm wheelbase, compared with the 2490mm on models for Latin America, India, and Europe. Its overall length reaches 4280mm, width 1785mm, height 1658mm, gaining 110mm, 35mm, and 8mm respectively. Thus enlarged, the EcoSport fully matches Buick Encore in size, which has a 2555mm wheelbase and 4277mm body length.

The new car bulletin also indicates Changan-Ford EcoSport will hit showrooms with the 81kW 1.5L engine found on Fiesta. Two gearbox options will be provided, a 5MT and 6AT. The award-winning 88kW 1.0T engine will come out in 2013 when Ford completes its engine plant in Chongqing.