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AUG 162016

The 10,000th EcoSport subcompact crossover manufactured in Naberezhnye Chelny

  • The 10,000th Ford EcoSport rolled off the assembly line of Ford Sollers’ plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan.
  • The Ford EcoSport subcompact crossover is manufactured by the plant according to the full-cycle technology and has a high localization degree.
  • The model is powered by a Russian-made engine that is specifically tailored to the climatic and road conditions of this market and boasts powerful off-road capacity.

Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russia, August 16, 2016. — The 10,000th Ford EcoSport subcompact crossover was manufactured at Ford Sollers’ plant in Naberezhnye Chelny.

The milestone vehicle is the front-wheel drive Titanium series vehicle in the new Magnetic metallic color powered by the Russian-made 1.6L gas engine with 122 HP and PowerShift 6-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle features Electronic Stability Control (ESC), SYNC2 multimedia voice-control system, and winter package.

The Ford EcoSport subcompact crossover became an addition to the Russian lineup of Ford SUVs in 2014, strengthening the brand’s presence in the fastest growing SUV segment. The EcoSport is the first model whose production was launched at the Ford Sollers modernized plant in Naberezhnye Chelny. The vehicle is manufactured at the plant according to the full-cycle technology and has a high localization degree. The Russian-made EcoSport crossover is exported by the company to the markets of Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Armenia.

Since January of 2016, the EcoSport vehicles are powered by 1.6L Duratec engines with 122 HP, with their serial production organized at the Ford Sollers engine plant in Elabuga. These reliable and efficient engines with a low level of noise and emissions meet Ford’s highest standards of quality and the latest environmental standards.

The spacious and roomy Ford EcoSport is tailored specifically to the needs of Russian customers and the Russian road conditions and boasts Ford’s unique maneuverability. The high quality of this vehicle and its readiness for operation in Russia have been verified through multi-kilometer tests on public roads, a number of additional corrosion resistance and durability tests, efficiency tests for noise insulation and steering control, as well as driving stability at high speeds. Additionally, the fuel economy of vehicles with 1,600+ mileage was evaluated as well.

The suitability of the Ford EcoSport for the Russian winter conditions is verified through a series of tests performed in a cold chamber. The vehicle is equipped with a special winter package that includes an additional electrical heater, ducting to the rear seat, heated windshield, front seats and side view mirrors.

The Ford EcoSport subcompact crossover is available to Russian customers for 799,000 rubles with account for the promotional offer under the Ford salvage program, allowing savings in the event of salvage or trade-in of a pre-owned vehicle of any make, provided it has been owned for at least 6 months.

Ford Sollers offers the new Ford EcoSport’s buyers the possibility of purchase under the following Ford Credit programs:

  • Ford Credit 0%1 — favorable conditions for the purchase of a Ford EcoSport.
  • FordEcoSport vehicles are also available under the Ford Options2 program with monthly payments for new car owners in the amount of 6,200 rubles3. The program is attractive not only due to its low monthly payments, but also the possibility to own a new vehicle with a manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Loyal Customer Program4 — special conditions for current clients of Ford Credit for the purchase of a new Ford EcoSport.
  • Additionally, subsidies provided under the government-funded reduced car loan program in the event of the purchase of a new 2015/2016 Ford EcoSport for up to 1,150,000 rubles make the Ford Credit conditions even more attractive.

Further information about the effective period of the Ford Credit special programs and other details can be found at:,