Ford will refresh the European version of the EcoSport in May due to the slow sales of the model.

Ford will refresh the European version of the EcoSport in May due to the slow sales of the model.

According to figures from JATO Dynamics, from April to November 2014 the company managed to sell 11,257 EcoSports on the continent, while the segment leader Renault Captur has 149,701 sales. This has forced the manufacturer to revise the rear end design of the crossover and starting from May it will be available without the boot lid-mounted spare wheel. A Ford spokesman has told Autonews Europe that the previous setup will still be offered as an option at no extra cost.

Other improvements for the EcoSport will include new interior plastics with higher quality and changes to the suspension. “We want to give it a bit more Fiesta personality,” the spokesman commented.

 

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