The requirement for a compact car, which is powerful and economic at the same time, is on the rise for the rough and unkempt Indian roads. Moreover, it should also be so fuel efficient and maneuverable that it can beat the rising price of fuel as well as the heavy chaos of disorganized Indian traffic. It seems that the A++ rating for all these areas will soon be bagged by the Ford EcoSport. This car has a good ground clearance higher than usual to allow it to traverse distances without the depressions and elevations of the roads touch its base plates or chamber on the bottom of the vehicle. This car was spotted in Chennai recently where it was doing test runs on the circuit. The car comes with urbanized crude features and looks that are surely going to attract the youth of the nation. With a small spoor and a tall contour this vehicle is a head turner for sure.
The soaring fenders with a dominant characteristic in its lines show off the masculine feel of this compact SUV. This also is the only version of an international product of Ford. That means the car which is running on the roads of Mumbai or Manhattan, or any other city for that matter will be an exact same model with no modifications done on its exterior, interior or engine, whatsoever.
The chrome grille is of premium class, which makes them look very different and impressive with a pair of genuine headlights. However the production version of this car doesn’t have the LED technology in its headlights but nonetheless, the pair is elegantly sleek. The fog lamps are of equally good quality as the headlamps set in the trapezoidal form. This sporty looking car has a polish of luxury on its bumpers where the lower part and the outer bezel have chrome finish to add that tinge which is rare to find in the SUV’s exteriors. The side profile of this new car is very sleek; this makes the fact very true that the platform of EcoSport is based on the hatchback of Ford Fiesta. The paint-job is protected by a cladding of plastic which is an additional job of paint-work.
The outside rear view mirrors have inbuilt flashers which works brilliantly on turns. The rear end of this car has its spare tire mounted on the tail gate which makes it look very aggressive from behind. The car will also look like a hatchback which has been lifted if the tire is taken off the tailgate. As mentioned before, with the sleek taillights complementing the headlights on the front the bumpers on the rear gets plastic accents of black and silver. Because of the less glass area of the C-pillars, the rear windshield very much look like it’s a huge wrap around of a glass sheet. The tail lamps are integrated with the spoiler which is almost fixed with the roof. With an overall length of 4.17 meters it does enjoy the sub 4-meter benefits if the superfluous assembly dimensions are disparaged. Further, on a width of 1.75 meter and height of 1.65 meter, this care has a wheelbase of 2.49 meter in length. The 17- inch wheels have a figuration of 205/55 tires.This car will be available in 1.5-liter diesel engine and 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol based engine. Its production version has been successfully tested for almost every safety features, and hence it is generously equipped with ESP, ABS and seven airbags.
The first line of its model will be launched in Brazil, then South America and then finally to India by the end of 2012 or at the beginning of 2013. This is to know that the automobile market of South America is going to see the all-wheel drive variant of this car but it is not yet clear if the Indian automobile market would see the same. The price would be a little more than the Renault Duster SUV but the official announcement is suppose to happen before the car comes to the nearby dealers. This SUV will definitely give a good competition to the other players in the Indian automobile market.