Ford is working on the all-new version of the EcoSport the car has been caught testing in Europe. The second-generation EcoSport will be extremely different from the current version of the car. It will be based on the Ford Fiesta platform and will be sleeker in terms of design than the butch looking version of the current Ford EcoSport. Here are rendered images by Kleber Silva that show how the production version of the 2020 Ford EcoSport may just look like.
The rendering image is based on the spy pictures. These are the closest rendering images to the production version. The all-new EcoSport may shed its mini SUV looks for the crossover looks. The EcoSport is a global car and it has remained a slow seller in many foreign countries. The new look may change that for the car. The all-new EcoSport will follow Ford’s latest design language. It is expected to get the hexagonal grille at front with sleek headlamps. It is based on the Ford Fiesta platform.
The upcoming EcoSport also gets an aggressive roof line which drops down towards the C-Pillar. At the rear, it will get sleek LED tail lamps. It should be noted that the international version of the facelifted EcoSport, which was launched last year does not get the tailgate-mounted spare wheel. The Indian version kept the spare wheel mounted on the tailgate intact even after the facelift for the butch look. However, the all-new EcoSport may not get the spare wheel on the tailgate at all. It gets a conventional tailgate.
The all-new EcoSport will be continued to be powered by the 1.5-litre Dragon series engine which was introduced last year. The all-new three-cylinder engine is BS VI compliant. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine may also stay on the offer. However, Ford may drop the 1.5-litre TDCI diesel engine from the line-up. With the stricter emission norms, the smaller diesel engines may not survive in the recent future. In the Brazilian market, the Ford EcoSport gets a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre engine and it may continue to be on the offer even with the all-new version. It also gets a 4WD system in Brazil, which will continue to be on the offer. However, India will only get the 2WD variants of the all-new EcoSport as there is abysmal demand for the 4WD vehicles in the Indian market.
Even though the all-new EcoSport may not be launched in the Indian market for a long time even after the international launch, the current model will be discontinued eventually. Indian customers prefer butch looking vehicles over the crossover and the popularity of such vehicles supports the statement.