Earlier in December, we obtainable a story that was running hot in Brazil on the Ford EcoSport generate a 7 seat edition. Today we have a representation of this prospect alternative obtainable on Brazilian monthly Quatro Rodas. The inspect was uploaded on Facebook.
The EcoSport is a severe 5 seater, and there’s no room for jump seats after the bench. The EcoSport cannot be completed longer as it won’t fit the sub-4m length requirement that brings excise dispensation, serious from the point of pricing the EcoSport lower than competitor. As the Chinese market does not encompass such legislation, Ford could tweak the size, improving the length by 39mm, and the wheelbase by 9mm.
Come mid decade, Ford will launch a family authority version of the EcoSport with a 10cm longer rear extension to house the third row of seats. Brazil could be the first to get the ‘Grand EcoSport’ with 1.5L, 2.0L and 1L Ecoboost engine alternative. The South American market is inventory a Power shift (AT) and 4WD options in the five seater and some of these technologies may be relocating into the seven seat edition to add material to its capacity of the alternative flagship.
Ford India will first want to discard the corresponding wheels before drag stunts with the EcoSport’s begin. The need for the seven seater is felt particularly in India where an SUV is the vehicle of choice for combined families. The EcoSport, in its innovative form, may be tackle a different target group, but the seven seater version can work on broaden its appeal, incrementing volumes.
The 4WD version of the EcoSport compact intersect will join the front wheel drive models that are previously on sale in Brazil and other parts of South America like Argentina and Colombia. The EcoSport is a intersect with a high ground approval of over 200mm. Ford also maintain that the EcoSport comes with a water wading aptitude of up to 900mm. So, the EcoSport could establish to be a civilized alternative for the infrequent foray off the road. Hit the jump to check the EcoSport coddle in mild mud plugging.