Ford Compact SUV Patent

Ford patents new compact SUV for the Indian market, to rival Hyundai Creta

Ford is preparing for a big comeback in India with multiple new products, one of them being a new compact SUV. The American carmaker has patented this new design, which is currently not offered in any global markets. It is likely to be manufactured specifically for the Indian market and compete with the Hyundai Creta segment.

From some of the design elements of the front profile, it looks exactly like the prototype that was spotted in 2020, which was rumored to be developed with Mahindra. It seems like Ford has retained the design of the compact SUV and will develop it with their own mechanicals and new engine options. It remains to be seen if Ford continues to offer diesel engines in India or not.

The front profile of this compact SUV gets a muscular bonnet, sizable grille with Ford’s blue oval in the center, LED DRLs on either side of the grille and main headlamps positioned on the bumper. There is no sunroof in this rendering but we are sure Ford will be offering it in the production version.

The interior is expected to borrow some styling cues from its international siblings. We hope it comes loaded with features like a large infotainment unit, digital cluster, sunroof, 360-degree camera, wireless charger, ADAS, etc., to compete in the highly competitive segment. It will compete against the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, Honda Elevate and MG Astor.

Ford has also patented the new generation Endeavour in India, which is likely to be offered initially as a CBU import to compete with the Toyota Fortuner. It is expected to come with a price tag of around Rs. 50 lakhs (ex-showroom). They are also preparing to launch the Ford Mustang Mach E electric crossover along with an all-new affordable electric vehicle for India.

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