American car brand Ford offers variety of products in Indian market. Their sub-4 meter SUV EcoSport is currently the most popular and best selling SUV from the manufacturer. Ford EcoSport is one of those SUVs that started the trend for sub-4 meter SUVs in the segment. It has been in the market for over a decade and no major changes have been made to the overall design of this SUV. Internationally, Ford is working on next-gen EcoSport but, we are not sure whether that would be coming to India or not. Recently some Ford EcoSport were spotted testing with camouflage. This is probably the facelifted the version of the existing model. Here we have a render image that shows how the facelifted Ford EcoSport might look like.
The render images has been shared by an artist on Behance. The artist took inspiration from Ford’s Equator SUV and designed the facelifted Ford EcoSport. This is just a render image and the original product might be different from the one seen here. The artist has designed the facelifted EcoSport in a way that it looks modern.
The overall design of the car remains same except for the headlamps and tail lamps. The front grille is a large unit as the current version. Instead of vertical slats, it gets gloss black mesh design in it. The headlights are sleek LED units. These units are borrowed from Ford Equator SUV. An LED DRL strip is also running across the bonnet connecting the headlamps. The bumper retains the muscular design and it now gets a LED fog lamps with boomerang shaped LED DRL next to it.
The design of the side profile of the SUV remains more or less the same. The only noticeable change here are the new gloss black alloy wheels. Artist has also added disc brakes on all four wheels. The roof rails are all painted in black and there are no chrome garnishes to be seen on the lower window line as well.
Moving to the rear, the facelifted Ford EcoSport render gets a bulky design. It looks wider than the current version. That is simply because the tail lights are borrowed from Equator SUV. Spar wheel is mounted on the tailgate which completes the SUV look of EcoSport. Bumper has been redesigned and it looks a lot more muscular with silver finished faux skid plate and chrome finished twin exhaust tips. An LED tail lamp is also placed below the spare wheel. The render looks quite neat however, we think that Ford won’t be making these many changes to the SUV.
Ford EcoSport that was recently spotted testing had camouflage only at the front. It is expected to get a revised front which might not be very different from the existing model. The other modification will be the new alloy wheels. As Ford and Mahindra has already ended their partnership, it is highly unlikely that Ford will be making any revisions to the engine. It will be powered by the same 1.5 litre petrol engine and 1.5 litre diesel engine. Only the petrol engine will be offered with an automatic transmission.