New Ford EcoSport test mule spotted in China

New Ford EcoSport test mule spotted in China

The test mule images of the camouflaged Ford EcoSport has emerged from China. The upcoming vehicle will not just get cosmetic upgrades on the front and rear section, but it will also get a fresh interior upgrade.

The front fascia will sport a new hexagonal grille and restyled headlamps. The bumpers have been restyled, while the rear section gets tweaked tail lamps. The externally mounted rear wheel has also been taken out and finds place within the boot. The sides will look enhanced with redesigned alloys and turn indicator on ORVMs.

Speaking of the interiors, the new EcoSport will get a new display with customisation options, a new centre console and an updated SYNC infotainment system. The dual tone dashboard also gets new rectangular shaped air-conditioning vents which are located below the infotainment system. Like the one spotted in Brazil, the China spec-model will also feature a similar looking steering wheel and instrument console.

The China-spec EcoSport is expected to be powered by 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine that will generate around 121bhp power, while the 1. 5-litre Ti-VCT petrol will generate about 108bhp of power. The engines will come mated to a five speed manual or a six speed Powershift DCT gearbox.

The new Ford EcoSport is expected to be up on sale in India sometime next year. The India-spec model will continue to be offered with the current engine options, while it might get some new design and feature upgrades.

Launched way back in 2013, the Ford EcoSport SUV has been a popular choice in the Indian market since then. The American automaker had recently introduced a more powerful diesel engine option in the Indian market and post the introduction of a new model, it is anticipated that the company will further witness a growth in sales.+

[“source -business-standard”]