Shortly after announcing that it will cease its manufacturing operations in India and discontinue the Ford EcoSport in that market last year, FoMoCo also confirmed that it will stop selling the much-maligned crossover in America in mid-2022 as well. Regardless, the automaker still introduced a few changes to the 2022 Ford EcoSport in spite of its impending discontinuation, though the model will also get a slight price increase of $50 across all trims, too.
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The 2022 Ford EcoSport S, SE, SES, and Titanium all get a tidy $50 price increase, which isn’t much, though it’s worth noting that the model’s destination and delivery charge (which isn’t included in the pricing above) has also increased by $50, which means that the 2022 EcoSport will cost $100 more than the 2021 model.
The EcoSport has been the recipient of some harsh criticism from owners and critics alike in recent years, and it’s one of the few new vehicles that isn’t terribly difficult to find languishing on dealer lots these days. On sale in various other markets since 2003, the Ford EcoSport launched in the U.S. in late 2017, with sales totaling 54,348 in 2018, 67,708 in 2019, and 60,544 in 2020. However, EcoSport sales dipped to 40,659 units last year.
A refreshed EcoSport was reportedly in the works for India with plans to launch last year, but FoMoCo’s decision to shutter production at the Ford Chennai Assembly Plant following the conclusion of Q2 in 2022 effectively ended those plans. However, even though it will no longer be sold in India and the U.S., Ford says that it will continue to produce the crossover at the Ford Craiova Assembly Plant in Romania for the European market.
Meanwhile, the 2022 EcoSport has dropped Ford’s 1.0L EcoBoost I-3 from the lineup, making the 2.0L I-4 the crossover’s sole engine option, and it will also come standard with all-wheel drive, as Ford Authority reported back in September.