American car maker Ford has been present in the Indian market for quite some time and they have hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs in their portfolio. One of the product that Ford offers in India is the sub-4 meter compact SUV EcoSport. It is one of those SUVs that had started this segment in India. It is currently the most competitive segment in the country and Ford EcoSport is currently one of those SUVs that has started to feel outdated. It competes with the likes of Maruti Brezza, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 in the segment. Ford is already working on next gen Ford EcoSport and here we have a render image that shows how the upcoming SUV might look like.
The render image has been created and shared by KDesign AG on Behance. The artist has actually taken inspiration from Ford Equator six seater SUV which got recently unveiled internationally. In comparison to the current generation Ford EcoSport, the front-end has been completely redesigned. It now gets a large front grille with chrome garnishes on it. There is an upper grille chrome strip that runs from one end to the other. There are LED DRLs and turn indicators which actually act as an extension to the chrome strip.
Coming down , the front bumper has been completely redesigned and the headlamps are now placed on it. The headlights are also redesigned and are now all LEDs. There is a chrome garnish running across the bumper covering the headlights too. Front parking sensors which are seen in the Ford Equator are seen here too. A silver coloured skid plate can be seen on the lower part of the bumper.
Coming to the side profile nothing much has changed in the render. It retains the same old design and shape here. The alloy wheels however get a new design to them. As we move towards the rear, the design has been completely changed. Again, the artist has taken inspiration from Ford’s Equator SUV. The basic design at the rear remains the same as before but, the tail lamps are now redesigned. It is now a split LED unit with a reflector bar running between the lights. International variants do not get spare wheel mounted on the tail gate like Indian version. Ford also launched a version of EcoSport with no spare wheel in Indian market recently.
The Moving down, the bumper has been redesigned in the next-gen EcoSport render. It gets a silver coloured skid plate at the bottom with twin exhaust tips integrated inside the bumper itself. It should be noted that, this is just a render and there is a possibility that the original next-gen Ford EcoSport might not look anything like this. Currently, it is not known whether when the next generation Ford EcoSport will be launched in the market.
Current generation Ford EcoSport is powered by a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 120 Bhp and 149 Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with a manual and automatic gearbox option. The diesel version is powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged engine that generates 98 Bhp and 215 Nm of peak torque.