IAB Report – 2015 Ford EcoSport with new colors and trim launched in Brazil

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014 - 12:29pm IST

Ford of Brazil have announced the 2015 model year updates for the EcoSport. The crossover does not get any styling changes on the outside, or the inside for that matter, but new colors have been included in the lineup.

2015 Ford Ecosport press shot vanilla white
The 2015 Ford EcoSport gets three new body colors in Brazil.

The three new body colors – Solid White Vanilla, Dublin Metallic Silver and Pearlescent Red Merlot – are seen in these images. In India, Ford offers a brighter shade of white and an identical silver shade called ‘Moondust Silver’. The Red Merlot is unavailable in the country though.

2015 Ford Ecosport press shot silver
A new variant combines the Freestyle trim with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

A new variant combining the features of the mid-spec Freestyle grade along with the 6-speed PowerShift (dual-clutch automatic) gearbox is now available. The EcoSport Freestyle PowerShift is exclusively available with the larger 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which is capable of running on gasoline and ethanol. It produces 147 bhp while running on ethanol and 141 bhp with gasoline.

2015 Ford Ecosport press shot merlon red
There are no exterior or interior design changes to the car however.

Features seen on this variant include 16-inch alloys with 205/60 R16 tires, roof rack with crossbars, onboard computer, reverse sensors, front and rear electric windows with one-touch closing, lumbar adjustment of driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, four speakers and two tweeters, Ford’s SYNC connectivity system with radio, CD-player, Bluetooth connection, auxiliary and USB inputs, voice commands for audio and cell phone, ABS, ESC, TCS, EBD, dual airbags and side airbags.

In India, Ford could explore the possibility of adding new colors to the EcoSport to continue the interest levels. Additionally, a sunroof equipped EcoSport, which was shown at the Auto Expo this year, could be offered as well.

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12 thoughts on “IAB Report – 2015 Ford EcoSport with new colors and trim launched in Brazil

  1. Krishnan says:

    Hello! I have booked for Ecosport 2015 model. The salesperson says details will be known only by Jan 2015 as they have to push existing vehicles. Will they keep high price initially and reduce afterwards? Also I feel that major changes will be for 2016 model. Any idea?

    1. Hello Krishnan, we have no details regarding this, however there will be a facelift sometime in 2016, that is inevitable going by current Ford model lifecycles.

      1. Krishnan says:

        Thank you

      2. Krishnan says:

        Thanks again for the information on next gen Edge.

  2. Hello, we aren’t sure about this for India. The 2015 model in this story pertains only to Brazil.

  3. Paul G says:

    I’ve just bought an Ecosport in the UK and am fascinated to know how they are exported to the UK… Via car shiping bulk carriers I imagine. Would this be from Chennai to Southampton? Are there any photos of Ford cars limed up in rhe port for big ships?

  4. Tom says:

    Hi I would like to know if pearlescent red merlot will be available in India?

    1. Hello Tom, this colour is not offered in India, and we doubt if Ford will launch it here.

  5. Hello Rajeev, the Ecoboost engine is not available on the Brazilian EcoSport, and hence there is no question of a price increase.


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