Sure the Ford EcoSport bows in next week but the auto enthusiast won't sit there and wait until Ford reveals it. Renderings of the mini SUV based on Fiesta platform, generated by impatient fans and artists, have been circulating on the interweb since early 2010 and here's the latest and perhaps the last one by Brazilian friends at Carros IG.
Ford is holding a press conference on the 4th of January to make a global announcement and unveils the EcoSport at the Auto Expo the following day. Powered by a 1L (Ecoboost petrol) or a 1.5L (Fiesta diesel) engine, the EcoSport is under four meters long and is the first serious attempt to capture the mini SUV market.
A lion's share of the EcoSport construction is using Fiesta parts. It bears uncanny resemblances to the Fiesta as it sports a subtle variation of the same "Kinetic" design language. Technology like the Voice-activated controls, EcoBoost, Powershift and Duratorq are sure-shot additions to the Ford's second of the eight products for India by mid-decade.
[Source - Carros.ig.com.br]