Ford EcoSport

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  1. Dhillon

    Dhillon Administrator Staff Member

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    Ford already sells the EcoSport in quite a few international markets and the next-generation version will be showcased at the Jan 2012 Auto in New Delhi. This is also the version that will come to India - though the commercial launch will first happen in Brazil, where the current model is quite popular. Code named B515, this will also be India's first true compact SUV!

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    As seen in these pictures, the Ford EcoSport does look smart, sporty and modern. It will be made on Ford's award-winning B2E or the global compact car platform. What sets this platform apart is its low weight and high torsional rigidity. This is also the same platform on which the Fiesta hatchback is made - this car too will be coming to India in 2012.
    The Eco Sport is more of a sub-4 meter grown up hatchback but in the end, the designers have done an awesome job to make it look exactly like a modern day SUV. The vehicle carries neat design lines which carries on to the rear of the vehicle as well. You also notice the placement of the spare wheel - the way it should be on a proper SUV!

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    Apart from true SUV genes like high ground clearance and muscular wheel arches, the EcoSport will also score good marks in its cabin quality. The picture you see here is for representational purpose but in the end, the EcoSport's interiors will look quite identical to these ones! You will get an all-black theme like the new Fiesta with high quality panels and practicality including multiple cubby holes etc.
    On the engine front, the EcoSport in India will make use of the same 1.5-litre diesel engine that powers the new Fiesta as well. However, Ford will play with the tuning and overall gear ratios to suit the different application. We also expect optional 4x4 system for off-roading buffs.

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    Ford will showcase this new EcoSport at the Auto Expo and will eventually launch it in the Indian market by March - April 2012
     
  2. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    its just ford escape .. no?
     

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