Ford has released a preview image of its upcoming global compact SUV which will have its world premiere in concept form at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi next month.

Ford has released a preview image of its upcoming global compact SUV which will have its world premiere in concept form at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi next month.

Despite being a concept, the vehicle shouldn't be too far away from the production version. Images of the EcoSport compact SUV leaked on Ford India's web site just a few weeks ago.

Looking like a baby Kuga/Escape, the B-Platform SUV will debut with the turbocharged 1.0-liter Ecoboost engine. Initially targeted to emerging markets, the EcoSport will eventually hit global markets under the "One Ford" global product strategy.

The EcoSport will be the second of eight products Ford plans to bring to India by mid-decade.

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