Next generation Ford EcoSport SUV gets spied for the first time
The Ford EcoSport has been a super successful model in the Indian car market. The EcoSport is also one of the earliest sub-4 meter SUV model in India, which is still going strong in terms of sales and popularity in the highly competitive segment, thanks to its updates. Now, we are eagerly waiting to get the all new avatar of the cool urban baby SUV. The next generation 2022 Ford EcoSport’s test prototype model has been caught by the spy shutterbugs for the first time, and the set of spy pictures are going viral on the web world.
A newly released set of spy shots pictures that were splashed on the internet recently, show the next generation Ford EcoSport subcompact SUV, which was busy during its test rounds near the automaker’s European headquarters in Cologne.
Going by the spy shots, the next-gen EcoSport seems to have got a radical design change, as the highly camouflaged test mule’s silhouette looks very different that the ongoing model. The American car major seems to have given a miss to the squared looks of the mini SUV, and endowed it with a more contemporary crossover styling. This means a sloping roofline, but not smooth flowing design all over, as the vehicle seems to have got sharper and bolder body parts. The all new EcoSport also gets a wider front grille and swept back headlight enclosures. It looks like that the upcoming new-gen EcoSport has got styling inspiration from the Ford Focus hatchback.
Nevertheless, it is too early to talk about precious changes of the next-en Ford EcoSport, as the test prototype was fully concealed with thick veils and tons of decoy panels in order to keep its styling a top secret. Nevertheless, it is very safe to say that the vehicle will come with an all new design language in true sense. Then again, some styling elements can be ascertained such as the roofline and headlights as already mention. There is also a more prominent and sporty bonnet design, and more chiseled character lines.
The next generation Ford EcoSport also gets window lines which are raised towards the end. The shoulder lines seem to be bolder which make the side profile offer a slight concave visual appeal. The side profile looks more muscular with more pronounced and beefier wheel arches.
When it comes to the rear design of the subcompact SUV, there first noticeable thing is the tailgate mounted spare wheel, which was so far missing on the global market. So, it seems that the global EcoSport will not look different than the Indian counterpart this time, as it will also flaunt a space wheel at the back. The rear façade also looks more stylish and bold on the SUV’s new avatar, featuring a tapered rear windscreen and a shorter, sculpted tail gate under which there is the rather tall rear bumper. Going by the pictures, the next-gen Ecosport’s rear seems to have a wider stance.
There are no specs details of the upcoming India-spec 2022 Ford EcoSport yet, but the latest 1.5L dragon petrol motor is expected to come with BSIV compliance. A Mahindra sourced BS6 compliant 1.5L diesel mill might also be offered under the next-gen EcoSport’s hood, as a result of the Indo-American alliance between Mahindra and Ford.
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