After a year that was hard to digest due to poor sales in a constant growing segment, Ford Ecosport is revised in Europe. The early facelift was introduced in Geneva Motor Show, where Ford tried to find the right recipe for the European public searching for a small-segment SUV.
The 2015 Ecosport can be ordered without a rear-mounted spare wheel. Subtle and stylish interior improvements include a restyled instrument cluster with chrome surround, light dimming function, and chrome tips for window switches.
EcoSport driving dynamics benefit from suspension retuning with revised rear twist beam, and revised spring and damper rates for chassis optimisation, a 10mm reduction in ride height and optimised Electronic Stability Control and power steering systems. The car also comes with a Winter Pack that includes heated windscreen, heated mirrors and heated front seats.
For vehicles without the spare wheel, the rear swing-gate on EcoSport has also been revised to allow for easier partial opening where space is limited, and all models now feature an EcoSport badge. Inside, the handbrake lever positioning has been optimised for accessibility. Noise, vibration and harshness levels have also been reduced with thicker sound deadening materials in the doors and dashboard, as well as tighter seals around the pedals.
Equipment that will later this year be made available with EcoSport for the first time includes satnav technology and Rear View Camera. The new upgrades will be available to order from June.