It also looks like the rear bumper gets a protruding plate instead of the recessed space for the license plate. Which should help with the rearSpy photos show Ford EcoSport is about to lose the rear spare wheel
The door handle for the rear door is still located on the right light cluster extension. Of course not unless prototype/mule's carryover tail light clusters will be replaced, but chances are the door still opens the same way (side-hinged).how can you tell?
That's part of the £1,000 X Pack on the Titanium model.http://walls-world.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/2014-Ford-Ecosport-HD-Wallpaper.jpg
The Euro version of the Ecosport with larger wheels, more trim and without the rear tire could do well in the US.
Yes, I believe it wasn't originally intended for the US market, but later on they felt that there could be a market for a B-segment crossover in the US. Perhaps an even bigger potential market in Canada?I think it's clear at this point that EcoSport is not intended for US consumption. If you want to compete in this segment domestically, Ford will need to look at what Honda and Chevy/Buick are doing with their US entries. I'm sure Ford has already done the research on this vehicle and knows it needs to go in a different direction if it wants to tackle this segment, which I'm sure they'll do with the next-gen.
It actually looks better in the metal than in the photos, specially when you see it out on the road.If you compare the EcoSport to the competition, it's a really strange looking beast with tiny wheels and wheel arches with a very short wheelbase, it's just far too close to the subcompact it's based upon. The spare on the back and side-swinging door isn't the only point of friction with this car. Ford will need to get this right before it spends money bringing that car here.
The Trax is half an inch wider, over an inch lower and about 11 inches longer than the EcoSport (bumper to bumper).I do not see any major difference between the Trax and this --- they both have tiny wheels are tall and narrow.
Is the Renegate in this group as well?
Maybe they can put one in the back side like they did with the old Taurus Wagons?I wonder if Ford will just put a Flat tire repair kit on these models or if they will mount the spare tire under the floor?
Some markets prefer an actual spare tire over a Flat tire repair kit.
What's under the cargo floor?
FWD EcoSport available in most markets
The big empty space under the cargo floor is basically where the Fiesta's spare tire well used to be.
Apparently the FWD model uses the same stampings as the 4WD model, that empty space actually has a purpose. (see next photo)
4WD EcoSport in Brazil
In the 4WD model, that empty space is filled up by the rear differential, independent rear suspension and the transverse muffler (which was relocated to clear the right rear halfshaft).
The EcoSport's rear overhang is roughly the same length as that of the Fiesta hatchback, a tire won't fit on the side of the cargo area.Maybe they can put one in the back side like they did with the old Taurus Wagons?
Off to the left.
Not sure how much space is in the back of the EcoSport but that's always an idea.