Re: EcoSport spy shots with production headlights
So is it just me, or from what we can see here, doesn't the production Ecosport seem to adhere much more closely to the exterior design of the concept version than does the new Escape (vs the Vertrek concept)?? This is partially praise of the cool design elements that have stayed true for the Ecosport (see the cool d-pillar/rear window design at the car news china link above, for example), but probably even more an expression of my disappointment with the compromises in the 2013 escape design. I LOVED the Vertrek concept, and I expected some of the really "concept-y" elements to change (like side mirrors, super big wheels, etc.) for production...but the basic proportions and some of the key lines of the production model (excluding the front clip, which is pretty true to the concept) are just off...and for me the production model desig really suffers as a result. Of course I hate the grey plastic cladding on the sides, but it's more than that. I think it's too wedge-shaped/sloped downward from the profile view, whereas the concept wasn't wedge-shaped at all. I haven't pinpointed the main culprit, but while the vertrek achieved a masculine, aggressive feel while still looking sleek and sporty, the production escape looks much more like a minivan with a cool front end. Is it just me? Anyhow, I just see less compromise in the Ecosport...and wish they could've achieved similar results with the Escape design execution.