Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: West Coast Central Scotland
Vauxhalls worldwide policy is different engines in different countries for the ecosport, to suit what they think owners want there.
For instance there is a 2.0 petrol version in the USA, where fuel is roughly half the price of the UK.
India still gets the 1.5 petrol version, it was discontined here in 2017 with the facelift mode as being an old design engine, I have this 1.5 petrol engine as I have a 2016 Ecosport.
Now we only get the 1.0 petrol 125 or 1.5 diesel EU6 here in the UK on newer models.
The 140 and my 1.5 was likely finished due to lack of sales of those models, due to Ford accountants and Ford cost analysers, and Ford market trenders and all those fancy names at board level, who have the power to get them discontinued.
Most owners now go for the 1.0 petrol 125 as its reasonably efficient for a petrol engine and gives a good MPG and many do not want diesel due to EU6 complex emissions and the danger of being banned from UK cities soon, or pay a congestion fee to enter. (Not just London) Diesel is now a dirty word here.
Last edited by colinJYD; 16-07-19 at 07:36 PM.