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