Made-for-India 2020 Ford EcoSport - IAB Rendering

11/03/2019 - 11:28 | ,   | Yatharth Chauhan

Ford will reportedly unveil the Ecosport successor for the global market at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Expected to be called the 'Puma', the new model is reported as being based on the pared-down 'C2' platform of the Ford Focus. Meanwhile, in India, Ford will develop a new B-SUV with its local strategic partner Mahindra to replace its ageing compact SUV. IAB’s digital illustrator Shoeb Kalania has visualised the design of the new model in his latest rendering based on global Fords.

2019 Ford Ecosport India Spec Rendering Front Thre
Unlike the current compact SUV from Blue Oval, which is a global model, the 2020 Ford EcoSport for India would be co-developed with Mahindra with design, space and features more suited to Indian requirements.

As portrayed in our rendering and from the spy images, the next-gen EcoSport for the international market would look a tad softer than the current version. The India-spec 2020 Ford EcoSport, however, will feature a robust design to suit the taste buds of the Indian audience.

While the global model will ride on the company's 'C' platform, the EcoSport-successor in India could be loosely connected to the X100 architecture, if not on a completely new platform tailored for next generation Mahindra and Ford B-segment cars that supports electrification. Details on the specifications of the 2020 Ford EcoSport are scarce at the moment. However, Ford will use Mahindra's BS6-ready turbocharged petrol and diesel options on its SUV.

Ford Fiesta Based Ecosport Successor Iab Rendering
Globally, the EcoSport-successor could be called 'Puma' and debut at the IAA 2019. It will be based on the company's 'C' platform and will not drive into India.

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Ford and Mahindra are starting off the cooperation by developing a C-SUV based on the next-gen Mahindra XUV500. The American carmaker is expected to launch it in five- and seven-seat versions.

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