Here's a neat digital rendering of the 2021 Ford EcoSport with the updated front-end that gets vertically-split headlamps. Take a look at it here.
Ford EcoSport competes in the most-crowded segment of the Indian automotive market. While it is now falling short of sales, it was once the best-selling sub-4m compact-SUV in the country. In fact, it was the Ford EcoSport that kick-started this segment. However, it is the Premier Rio that still holds the title for being the first sub-4m compact-SUV of the country. The Ford EcoSport was introduced in the Indian market in 2013. Now the EcoSport has started to show off its age, and it is due for an update after being on sale for almost a decade. Recently, a spy image of the updated Ford EcoSport started to float over the internet. Based on which, SRK Designs has created a digital rendering of the updated 2021 Ford EcoSport and has uploaded a video of the same on their YouTube channel.
As seen in the spy shot, the 2021 Ford EcoSport gets an updated front-end, which the designer has tried to replicate in his illustration. Thus, the 2021 Ford EcoSport in the rendering comprises of a bigger and sharper grille, which is flanked by slender-looking LED DRLs. The headlamps, however, are mounted on the bumper, following the new trend of vertically-split headlamps.
To add a bit of flair, it gets a chrome strip which runs along the bonnet’s shut line and merges into the LED DRLs. Also, the piano black grille adds the much-needed contrast to the front facet. On the lower end of the bumper, it gets a silver scuff plate and black air dam. On the whole, this new design for the front-end of the 2021 Ford EcoSport looks wonderful in this rendering. However, it is yet to be seen what Ford has in store for the Indian audience.
On the sides, the changes are limited to a new design for the alloy wheels. The 2021 Ford EcoSport is expected to source power from a new 1.2L turbo-petrol motor, which it will borrow from Mahindra’s mStallion range of engines. The 3-pot turbo-petrol unit will likely be putting out a peak power output of 130 PS and max torque of 230 Nm here, and it will come mated to a 5-speed MT. The oil burner, on the other hand, will continue to be the same 1.5L unit that does the duties currently. It is rated to develop 100 PS against 215 Nm and comes paired to a 5-speed MT.