Ford EcoSport caught testing without camouflage, Duster buyers watchout

Ford EcoSport has been caught testing once again in India, but this time without any mask or camouflage. The mini SUV from Ford will make its debut by end of this year or early 2013.

The TDCI (diesel) variant in Titanium spec was caught testing which will borrow the engine from the new Fiesta sedan launched in Indian. The EcoSport will also be powered by the 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder engine which delivers kW of power and 170 Nm of torque.

The EcoSport proudly bears the new global design language based on five main elements: silhouette innovation, perceived efficiency, refined surface language, technical graphics and new face.

The muscular beltine, formed by the windows and door creases, draws an ascending curve that rises as it runs to the rear of the car and reflects the uniquely dynamic character of the compact, urban SUV. The large trapezoidal grille is another characteristic of the Ford design DNA which gives the    signature Ford face, like the other new global designs.

Inclined A pillars and a short hood help create a contemporary and sporty appearance. EcoSport’s sleek profile creates a feeling of perceived efficiency. The oblique headlamps – slim and elongated – are technical graphics in the new Ford design language that reinforce its modern style.

The blacked-out B pillars and side windows form one continuous shape, conveying a clean, robust profile. At the back, a large rear window that wraps around to the sides along with oblique tail-lamps. The swing gate handle is built into the tail-lamp and is another highlight of the EcoSport’s innovative design.

The spare tyre, with an exclusively designed wheel, is mounted on the swing-out door. This design feature – a classic SUV cue – defines the delightful personality of the EcoSport family: a sporty, contemporary and casual vehicle for consumers who seek modernity without having to give up robustness and efficiency in their vehicle.

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