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New Ford EcoSport Crossovers No Longer In Stock At Dealers

Back in September 2021, Ford announced that it would be ending its manufacturing operations in India, which also spelled the end of Ford EcoSport production at the Chennai Assembly plant. Originally, Ford EcoSport production was slated to end at the conclusion of May 2022, but an ongoing strike at the Chennai plant extended that timeline by a couple of months. The strike ended a few weeks later, and Ford planned to build 1,500 more EcoSports before the Chennai plant closed and production of the crossover came to an end in that country – which came to fruition in July 2022. Regardless, some Ford EcoSport crossovers were still being sold until just recently, though now, it seems as if there isn’t any remaining inventory at dealers in the U.S.

This bit of news comes to us straight from The Blue Oval, which stated in its most recent sales report that, as of the end of February, there were no new Ford EcoSport models in transit to dealers or sitting on lots. A quick internet search doesn’t turn up any new dealer inventory of the discontinued crossover either, meaning that we can officially declare its run as finished.

This is notable for various other reasons, including the fact that – as Ford Authority reported earlier this month – a grand total of zero EcoSport crossovers were sold in the U.S. and Columbia in Q4 2023, though 22 units were sold in Argentina, anyway. For the entire calendar year, The Blue Oval sold 2,508 Ford EcoSport models in America, though that was 91 percent fewer than the 29,193 units it moved in 2022.

Prior to its discontinuation, a refreshed EcoSport was reportedly in the works for India with plans to launch in 2021, but FoMoCo’s decision to shutter production at the Chennai plant – and the country in general – effectively ended those plans. However, the automaker has long been rumored to be considering a return to that market, albeit likely for EV production only.

We’ll have more on the EcoSport soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford EcoSport news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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