Autocar believes that the Ford EcoSport a mini SUV built on the very capable Ford Fiesta (new) platform will come to India next year and that it would be displayed at the Auto Expo in January at New Delhi.  This version will not be the one that is on sale in Brazil presently, but a completely new one, which after being shown at the Auto Expo in India will debut in Brazil first by replacing the existing EcoSport there.  It is after that that the EcoSport will come to India.  This bit of news can be true since Ford did say that it was going to launch a slew of new vehicles in India.  It makes sense that new avenues be explored since Mahindra, Ford’s erstwhile partner will be launching at truncated Xylo as a mini SUV.  The Premier Rio which is already in the market as a compact SUV is not a threat since Premier does not have proper dealers and distribution channels for the product.  Ford could therefore get into a new segment and make hay while the competition prepares vehicles to take on the EcoSport.

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