LHD Ford EcoSport AWD spotted in Coimbatore

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An all-wheel-drive version of the Ford EcoSport with left-hand drive has been spotted testing in Coimbatore. It could be a locally-built car for export markets. The probability of an all-wheel-drive version being launched in India is low, but you never know.

The EcoSport 4WD looks identical to the front-wheel-drive version sold in India. It has the same twin-slat grille with wraparound headlamps that have L-shaped LED daytime running lights. However, it does not have a tailgate-mounted spare wheel. The badging on the rear indicates that this is the SE trim. It has silver alloy wheels and disc brakes on all four wheels. Like the India-spec EcoSport, this car also has the floating touchscreen infotainment system.

The EcoSport 4WD is currently sold in countries like Brazil and the UK. In Brazil, it is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 168 BHP and 202 Nm of torque. When running on Ethanol, the engine puts out 174 BHP and 221 Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. However, the SE trim is offered with a 1.5-litre petrol engine with a choice of a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission and does not get all-wheel drive.

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