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Ford unveils Fiesta-based Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) concept

By SYF77 on 10 Jan 2012

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Ford has revealed the Fiesta-based CUV Concept called the EcoSport at the New Delhi Auto Expo. Its exterior features styling cues from the Evos concept, such as the large trapezoidal grille at the front. Apart from the aggressive front end, the EcoSPort’s design features a steeply raked windscreen, blacked-out B-pillars and a wrap-around rear window. The Ford EcoSport looks substantial despite its compact dimensions as a result of high ground clearance and integrated lower body cladding for that rugged look. Ford has not released any interior images yet.

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The CUV concept features a turbocharged 1.0-liter Ecoboost engine with 118 hp and 170 Nm of torque, which is available from 1300rpm to 4500 rpm. The direct injection engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. “The 1.0-litre EcoBoost delivers great low-speed responsiveness, power, torque and smoothness. To produce an engine with such impressive performance and fuel economy clearly reflects our commitment to be class-leading in fuel economy around the world”, said vice president of Ford’s Global Powertain Engineering Joe Bakaj. The engine block is molded in cast iron and this helps to reduce the energy required to warm up the engine by 50%. A split cooling system further contributes in warming up the engine quickly, thus reducing fuel consumption.

When the EcoSport goes into production, it will be Ford’s first entry in the small crossover segment. Its debut in India could be due to strategic reason as India will be the first country that receives the production version, although it will be sold in about 100 markets worldwide. Ford says that the EcoSport is targeted at consumers who want a sporty and casual car that stands out, but in an intelligent and sustainable way. The EcoSport will be produced at plants in Brazil, India, and other markets to be announced at a later date.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
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