Ford’s impressive Indian-built baby SUV makes its debut
SHRINKING car markets are the perfect place for Ford’s new baby SUV, the EcoSport, to survive. The Fiesta-based high-riser, built in India and due here in December, is the result of a sudden and unexpected market U-turn that is sometimes called ‘‘ the next big thing’’. Even though it’s not.
Small SUVs aren’t new but the new breed is now finding an accepting market. Australia will host seven new baby SUVs before June 2014. The Ford EcoSport is among them.
Ford Australia says the car will be ‘‘ very competitive’’ in the new segment so expect an entry-level