Ford EcoSport Active Teased, Will it Make it to India?

by Vivaan Khatri | 07/10/2020
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Ford has confirmed the launch of Ford EcoSport Active in the European market on November 6. The new variant will come with some cosmetic updates for a more rugged look

Ford Europe has teased its plan for the Ford EcoSport Active in social media accounts. Noticing the growth of the Active variants of models like Fiesta and Focus in the European market, Ford has decided to introduce the performance-oriented Active trim on the EcoSport on November 6.

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Ford has just dropped a teaser for the upcoming Ford EcoSport Active for the European market

In the newest teaser, the American car brand has revealed the badge and black plastic wheel arches of the new EcoSport Active.  More details will be provided later near the launch date. For now, only a few details of the new Ford EcoSport Active are confirmed by Ford. The American car brand revealed that the new EcoSport Active will feature an improved ride height and receive addition body cladding. Moreover, the new off-road-focused variant will see some updates in terms of exterior and interior. These enhancements are expected to give the crossover a “greater rough road capability”. It is expected that the Ford EcoSport Active will come with special seats, Active-branded scuff plates, and larger wheels.

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Along with the EcoSport Active teaser, Ford Europe also reveals the new “series strategy”. Under this new strategy, Ford’s models will be available in three main trims, namely, Active, ST-Line and Titanium. For some particular models like Fiesta and Focus, there will be additional trims named X series and Vignale variants.

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Ford EcoSport Active will come with some exterior updates for a more rugged appearance

Roeland de Waard, Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Service, said that the new Ford EcoSport Active variant will “offer extra capability and rugged style for customers who want to take outdoor adventures to the next level. It is also confirmed that Ford will provide the “convenient equipment packs”.

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Currently, Ford EcoSport is available in six variants, including Ambiente, Trend, Titanium, Titanium+, Thunder and S. The India-spec EcoSport is offered with two choices of engines, 1.5-litre petrol engine and 1.5-litre diesel engine. These engines are capable of making 122PS/149Nm and 100PS/215Nm, respectively. A 5-speed manual is offered as standard across the range. The 6-speed automatic gearbox is available as an optional choice on the 1.5-litre petrol engine.

It is unlikely that Ford will add the Active trim to the EcoSport’s Indian line-up. However, we do hope that Ford will introduce the new-gen Ford EcoSport in India in the next two years.

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