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Rugged Ford EcoSport Active Variant To Arrive In Europe By November


Will it be launched in India?

 

  • Ford’s European Active range will now consist of a variant for the EcoSport.

  • It comes with chassis enhancements and cosmetic upgrades.

  • The EcoSport Active will be launched in Europe on November 6.

 

Ford Europe has announced a new addition to the Active range. The EcoSport has been one of the most successful models of the carmaker in every market, but is slowly losing its charm as it is nearly 7 years old. Ford keeps it relatively fresh by adding various editions globally and the latest one is the Active edition in Europe. 

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In its Active variant, the Euro-spec Ecosport will get increased ride height and additional body cladding. It will also get Active-specific interior and exterior styling. To add to the ruggedness of the Active variant, it gets chassis enhancements in the form of a bespoke suspension, steering components, and traction-enhancing limited-slip differential.

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Visual aspects of the Active variant like the body cladding resemble the Storm variant of the EcoSport sold in Brazil. We don’t get the Active variant for the EcoSport here in India. Instead, we get a Thunder variant which in spirit resembles the Active, but comes nowhere close to it in terms of cosmetic enhancements and chassis upgrades. It is unlikely that the Active variant will make it to India, but we might get something that looks just like it.

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The EcoSport was last updated in January this year when Ford transitioned to the BS6 era. It is currently sold from Rs 8.17 lakh to Rs 11.71 lakh (ex-showroom). It competes with the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, and the Kia Sonet.

 

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