The new Ford Fiesta-based small SUV, which will replace the current generation EcoSport in the Ford’s range, has been spied testing for the first time.

2020 Ford EcoSport Front Spied
The 2020 EcoSport was spotted testing for the first time

A test mule of what is believed to be the next-generation Ford EcoSport has been spotted testing. It is likely to replace the current model in international markets sometime around 2020.

The test mule of the Fiesta-based compact SUV appears to be sporting a Fiesta bodyshell under the heavy camouflage. It has dummy headlights at the front with a front portion that resembles that of the European Fiesta hatchback. The rear is also similar to the current-gen Fiesta. However, the raised ride height hints it as being an SUV. Also, with the new EcoSport, Ford maybe looking at a more conventional crossover style rather than the controversial design of the existing model.

In Europe, the EcoSport is available with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options. However, Ford only offers the front-wheel-drive version in India. Engine options include a 1.5-litre petrol producing 121 BHP and 150 Nm of torque, a 1.5-litre diesel putting out 99 BHP and 205 Nm of torque and a 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged petrol that develops 123 BHP and 170 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is offered as standard, while a 6-speed torque converter automatic is available with the petrol engine. The EcoBoost engine comes paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It is likely that in international markets, the EcoBoost ranges of engines will be carried over for the next-gen EcoSport with hybrid and all-electric powertrains also expected.

The EcoSport has done very well in India since its launch in 2013. Ford has updated the EcoSport quite a few times with the car receiving a comprehensive facelift in 2017 which saw significant interior and exterior changes with the option of a new Dragon petrol engine. The new 2020 EcoSport will also be a game changer in our market and we hope it is launched here.

Next Gen Ford EcoSport

– The Fiesta-based SUV likely to be the next EcoSport was spied testing for the first time
– Will carry over the EcoBoost range of engines with an addition of electric powertrains
– May come to India given the EcoSport’s huge popularity

2020 Ford EcoSport Rear Spied
Likely to have a more conventional styling this time

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