The Ecosport is essentially a Fiesta-sized chassis with taller ride height, old-school off-roader styling and a serious emphasis on practicality. It was initially designed for South American markets, but as part of Ford's efforts to sell the same models in every market, here it is.
The 'small SUV' corner of the market is becoming ever-more crowded, with just about everyone getting in on the action. Ford is hoping that a little bit of retro charm and space-maximising features will win the day.
Looks and image
You'll probably notice how much bigger the Ecosport looks than it actually is. It's partly down to clever penmanship from the designers and partly because of that chunky spare wheel housing on the back. It feels slightly out of its time; a notion enhanced by the horizontally-op...