How About A Ford EcoSport With Monster Truck Underpinnings?

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 07/07/2020
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This Ford EcoSport sits on a set of massive tyres with a high lift kit under its body. However, all of it is the result of a digital modification performed to an image of an Isuzu D-Max V-Cross

While it was the Premier Rio that kick started the sub-4-metre SUV segment, it's the Ford EcoSport that brought a lot of limelight and attention to this class of vehicles. With the well recognized Ford’s badge, affordable pricing, and butch looks, the EcoSport attracted a lot of buyers towards itself. With a high set bonnet, wraparound rear windscreen, and a tailgate-mounted spare wheel, the EcoSport looks like a proportionately scaled-down version of a full-size SUV. In India, Ford introduced the EcoSport with a front-wheel-drive layout only. However, in the international markets, it even gets the option of an AWD format as well. But, ever thought, how would the EcoSport look like with a lift kit in place? 

How About A Ford EcoSport With Monster Truck Underpinnings?

Here’s an example of the Ford EcoSport that has been lifted using some digital tools. It, for sure, looks badass in the picture, but there’s a catch. This is originally an image of an Isuzu D-Max V-Cross with a 5-inch lift kit. The truck belongs to Motorgrapher Babs, who hails from Kerela. However, some EcoSport admirer seems to have morphed the image to give the EcoSport a really bold stance.

Performing such modification to the EcoSport, in reality, is next to impossible. As the EcoSport comes with a monocoque chassis, installing a lift kit would increase the weight and tension on the frame. Overall, this digitally customized EcoSport does look alluring, but such a modification can be easily performed not on the EcoSport but its bigger sibling, the Endeavour.

How About A Ford EcoSport With Monster Truck Underpinnings?

Talking of the mechanical specifications of the Ford EcoSport, it comes with 3 engine options – 1.5L petrol, 1.0L turbo-petrol, and 1.5L diesel. The 1.5L petrol motor is a 3-cylinder naturally aspirated setup that puts out a peak power output of 123 PS and 150 Nm of max torque. It can be had mated to either a 5-speed MT or a 6-speed AT.

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The 1.5L diesel is the same 4-cylinder turbocharged unit as the Figo and Aspire. It develops 100 PS of peak power and 205 Nm of peak torque and comes mated to a 5-speed MT only. The last on the list is a 1.0L 3-pot turbocharged petrol engine that develops a rated power and torque output of 125 PS and 170 Nm, respectively. It is offered with a 6-speed MT only.

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