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Old 5th February 2015, 11:46   #31
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From the photos, the length has not gone up. The quarter glass/C pillar still look small implying no change in length.
The other point to ponder about: :

With the spare wheel gone, a hatch type lift door for rear? I tried to look for indications for change in the picture. But could not spot any conclusively.
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With the spare wheel gone, a hatch type lift door for rear? I tried to look for indications for change in the picture. But could not spot any conclusively.
Remember reading that the door mechanism will remain the same. This should be for the European market where the door-mounted spare wheel styling was so heavily criticised.
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The one model wonder for Ford India has just been revealed in its facelifted avatar at the ongoing Geneva motor show. The first and most prominent change, will be the option for customers to buy the EcoSport without the exposed spare wheel on the tail-gate. Vehicles without the spare wheel get a tyre mobility kit as standard, along with a revised rear swing-gate that enables easier partial opening when limited space is available.

On the inside, changes include a restyled instrument cluster featuring a chrome surround and light dimmer, chrome tips for the window switches and a repositioned handbrake lever. The interior is also spruced up by a 4-inch colour display, charcoal black lower instrument panel, centre console and door boards, while partial leather seats will come as standard on Titanium models.

NVH levels are also said to improve with thicker sound deadening materials in the doors and dashboard, along with tighter seals around the pedals. Later this year, Ford will equip the EcoSport with SatNav and a rear view camera. The facelift also adds the winter pack (select markets only) that adds a heated windscreen, heated mirrors and heated front seats.

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Only when the spare wheel is removed does one realise that it was the saving grace of the Ecosport. Without it, the Ecosport looks every bit a jacked up hatch.

The spare wheel gave it the pseudo SUV look and it helped the Ecosport look longer hence larger than it actually was.

Now it looks like a proper compact crossover of a hatch!

Interior upgrades are welcome though. Hopefully the suspension has been softened up.
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Only when the spare wheel is removed does one realise that it was the saving grace of the Ecosport. Without it, the Ecosport looks every bit a jacked up hatch. Now it looks like a proper compact crossover of a hatch!
I'd also add that the other thing that sets the EcoSport apart is that there isn't actually an equivalent hatchback car with the same styling/appearance. If such a car existed, people would easily see the underlying hatch when they see the EcoSport (I experience this when I look at the Toyota Cross and Polo).
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Hopefully the suspension has been softened up.
The original article does say that "the suspension has been retuned with a revised rear twist beam, and revised spring and damper rates....." which I hope implies that. In my opinion, it can't come a day too soon to India. My recent test drive has left me both shaken, and stirred.
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Ha ha.. Without the spare wheel, Now it's a proper hatchback on steroids.
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Close enough..
Woah Rajiv0909, if that's your ride, then it is !!

I am not a big fan of chrome/silver and the F/L Ecosport just does not cut it for me.

Can you please post some more (many more ) pics of your Ecosport that you have posted above ? Looks Smashing.
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Is there any news about the timeline for introduction into India? This is a very messy and intimidating state for people looking to book a new car here when internationally this car is declared outdated!
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The facelifted EcoSport has been spotted in India. Please continue all discussions in the new thread (Scoop: 2015 Ford EcoSport facelift spotted testing in India).
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