This may not the first time we’ve seen the new ford Ecosport, recall the LA Motor Show last year, but it is the first time we’re seeing the European model at the Frankfurt auto show.
Not much seems to be different compared to the US Spec model; still the same large grille replacing the split one, new fog lamps, Mustang inspired headlights, daytime LED running lights, and an updated rear bumper and taillights. Even the remodeled interior seems to have remained the same; Fiesta derived switchgear and fittings, higher quality materials, new seats, adjustable boot floor, and a few parts borrowed from the new supermini.
Being identical is fine, especially when Ford is offering Europe the EcoSport ST-Line, a trim featuring an aggressive bumper, side skirts and a set of 17-inch alloy wheels.
Those looking to purchase one can choose from three powertrains in various stages of tune including a two 1.5-litre diesel engines and a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine offering 99bhp, 123bhp or 138bhp.
Though pricing has not been released, Autoexpress expects to see it sell for slightly more than the outgoing EcoSport model when ordering books open in Europe later this year.