This year was touted to be the year of the SUV, but Ford seemed to have missed that memo, so it is letting loose its EcoSport SUV in early 2013. The bombshell SUV which caused quite a stir at this year's Auto Expo, because of it's bold styling, will finally make it to the roads here. This sub-four metre SUV is based on the same platform as the current Fiesta; so as far as driving dynamics are concerned, this one pretty much has it in the bag. The EcoSport will come with the same 1.5-litre diesel found under the hood of the Fiesta, but the petrol engine is the real bomb here. It features a new 1.0-litre turbocharged direct-injection engine that will produce 120 bhp, while still being frugal.
The Ford EcoSport will make its appearance early on in 2013 and will be priced very competitively because its size and engine capacity qualify it for excise duty benefits. This is one car to watch out for.
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