of torque •Transmission: six-speed automatic •NRCan rating (litres/100km city/highway): 8.6/8.1 (1.0-litre); 8.0/9.3 (2.0-litre) •Length: 4,097 mm •Width: 2,057 mm •Wheelbase: 2,520 mm •Weight: 1,370-1,409 kg •Price: ,099 (S-FWD) - ,599 (Titanium), plus freight Former FCA exec pleads guilty to conspiracy cover-up Nora Naughton, The Detroit News May 28, 2018 Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles executive Michael Brown pleaded guilty Friday to misprision of a felony, meaning he admitted to providing misleading and incomplete information to a federal grand jury when he knew of a conspiracy to violate the Labor Management Relations Act. The charges carry a maximum sentence of three years in prison, but under the plea agreement Brown can only be sentenced to 12-18 months.
The plea agreement does not cover fines, a maximum 0,000. Brown helped run the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center.
On the road, the Eco Sport impressed for its quiet cabin and refined ride — much more supple than you would expect from such a small and tall vehicle riding on such a short wheelbase. Five-passenger capacity — The Eco Sport may have belts for five, but only the two in front will be comfortable. Fuel economy — The 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine is an award-winner. Over several 50-70-km-long legs of the drive here in very hilly eastern Newfoundland, my driver and I witnessed average fuel economy numbers in the 13-14 litres/100 km range in a front-drive Eco Sport with the 1.0-litre engine.
Rear seat space, especially knee and legroom, is minimal with the front seats set to accommodate a decent-size adult. Those numbers are a far cry from the laboratory-produced ratings, and they improved dramatically to nine on the return trip in an Eco Sport equipped with the normally aspirated 2.0-litre engine and all-wheel-drive.
The version we get rolls off one of two assembly lines in India and makes its way to Canada via Autoport in Dartmouth.
This is a very small vehicle — based on the same platform used for the Fiesta, it is the smallest of Ford’s utility vehicle fleet, by a considerable margin.
The 2018 Eco Sport is already at Ford stores and the early take rate indicates it is a success.
The Eco Sport is not a new vehicle; it was originally developed for markets in South America and India and produced in Brazil 15 years ago.
Ford expects the Eco Sport to attract urban dwellers and in these situations, in relatively flat spaces, the 1.0-litre will be suitable. It has a stylish interior, pleasant ride and the features consumers have come to expect.A second generation, launched in 2012, was developed for a more global market.It is produced in China, Brazil, Romania, Russia, Thailand and India.The Eco Sport comes in S, SE, SES and Titanium trim levels at prices ranging from ,000 to ,100.Front-wheel drive is standard on all but the SES, where all-wheel drive is standard. The standard engine is a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder producing 123 horsepower. AWD is paired with a normally aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that puts out 167 horsepower.