Ford EcoSport S (without exposed spare wheel) snapped testing in India – Spied

Posted on: Apr 6, 2015 - 5:43pm IST

Unlikely to launch in India.

Ford unveiled the EcoSport S at the Geneva Motor Show last month. The EcoSport S is essentially an updated version of the compact crossover tailored to meet European tastes.

Ford EcoSport S rear spied India
Ford India would be testing the EcoSport S for export markets.

The exposed spare wheel for example is replaced with the registration plate enclosure for a more mature appearance, as the Europeans found the exposed wheel quite brash for their liking. Inside, Ford updated the EcoSport S with sound deadening materials for improved NVH, added a chrome surround for the instrument panel, chrome tips for the power window switches and relocated the handbrake lever.

Further, optional features such as heated windscreen, door mirrors and seats, and rear seat ducting to improve comfort levels were also included.

These spyshots, courtesy of TeamBHP member navin.raju, show the EcoSport S testing in India. The EcoSport continues to rake in volumes of 4,000+ units/month (average sales/month at 4,134 units for the past 6 months), and Ford India has no reason to change the look of the car.

Ford EcoSport S spied India
The EcoSport S’s ride height is reduced by 10 mm for better handling.

Also read: 2015 Ford Endeavour/2015 Ford Everest – First Impressions

Ford India could be testing the EcoSport S for the European market, where sales will commence from June 2015. Apart from cosmetic changes, the EcoSport S gets a 10 mm reduction in ride height, a revised suspension setup and optimized ESC and power steering for better road holding capabilities. The EcoBoost and TDCI engines are announced to feature increased torque for better power delivery as well.

Ford EcoSport S – Image Gallery

[Spyshots from TeamBHP]

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