Spied – India-bound Fiesta platform SUV undergoing tests

Posted on Apr 22 2011 - 9:16am by Shrawan Raja

We call it Ford EcoSport – the new Fiesta platform (B-Platform) SUV is put through torture tests. Filmed testing in the town of Hortolandia in Brazil, car enthusiast Swatmcgyver had one hand on the steering wheel and the other on a camera filming the fleeing test mule.

The mule wore a body of the Fiesta hatchback while certain well-camouflaged plastic components on its front and rear fascia are from the SUV. Notice the increased ride height and the awkward wheel wells. This is a SUV wearing a hatchback’ clothes.

Sources tell us Ford India is considering the opportunity of building a compact SUV on the Fiesta platform. The company, last week told us that it will build different top hats on global platforms. The EcoSport seen testing here sits on the B-Platform that underpins the new Fiesta siblings.

Artist drawings of the upcoming EcoSport

Ford B515Ford EcoSport

You can see yet another artist rendering of the next gen EcoSport here

This junior SUV will run under the codename B515, with production possibilities in Brazil, India and China. For India, we predict that the new EcoSport could be under four meters long with 1.2- and 1.4-liter petrol and diesel engines respectively. Chinese and European versions could get engines displacing up to 2.0-liters.

Source – Autoblog.com.ar

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  1. Suhail Sood April 22, 2011 at - Reply

    it’s the Ford C-Max based on focus platform. Fiesta’s platform isn’t strong enough to hold a croosover

  2. mayur jadeja April 22, 2011 at - Reply

    new verna is coming with auto transmission also, so i think new fiesta should also have to offer auto transmission, that will give edge to them

  3. shravan April 22, 2011 at - Reply

    nice, curious which car the person who shot the video is driving

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