The Ford EcoSport has been around in the country for a while and is unarguably one of the vehicle that had started the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment in India. But unfortunately, even after having a great product like EcoSport in their portfolio Ford is struggling in the segment because of stiff competition from segment leaders like Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Hyundai Venue and other competitors like Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Nexon. Recently images of upcoming next-gen EcoSport (Based on the Ford Ka) for Brazilian market got leaked on the internet. It looks nothing like the current generation EcoSport and now, here we have a digitally rendered image from an artist that shows how the next-gen EcoSport (based on the Ka platform) could look like.
The images have been rendered by a Brazilian artist Kleber Silva. The render looks quite different from the images that we had seen earlier. His version of the Ka Crossover which might be renamed as EcoSport if it comes to India, is based on some of the bigger Ford vehicles that are already sold in the international market. It looks like the artist was heavily inspired by Ford’s Kuga SUV.
The headlights look very similar to the one found in Kuga and they have LED DRLs integrated into it. It has a wide grille with gloss black finish to it and the fog lamp area is very similar to the one found in the bigger SUV. In addition to this, next-gen EcoSport render gets a silver colour faux skid plate that gives it an SUVish look.
Coming to the side profile, there are plastic cladding on the wheel arches, lower side of the doors and all around the car to give it a rugged look. The render gets simple looking silver alloy wheels with Ford logo in the centre. There are chrome inserts on the door handles and on the window line too. At the rear, it has a unique looking split clear lens LED tail light, a spoiler on the roof and faux silver skid plate at the bottom.
Ford is definitely working on next-gen EcoSport but, there is no surety that it would look like this. This is just purely imagined by the artist. The current-gen version is now BS6 complaint and is available with a 1.5 litre petrol and diesel engine. The possibilities are high that next-gen EcoSport will get a turbocharged petrol engine that is developed by Mahindra. It’ll be the same 1.2 liter turbo petrol motor from the XUV300.