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Ford Ecosport loses rear-mounted spare

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Ford has shown its upgraded Ecosport B-segment crossover at Geneva, which for the first time, will be made available without a rear-mounted spare wheel.

Interior improvements include a restyled instrument cluster with chrome surround, light dimming function, and chrome tips for window switches.

In addition, the car will 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.

Convenience and comfort is also enhanced with a Winter Pack - with heated windscreen, heated mirrors and heated front seats.

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.

Ford's SUV line-up in Europe already includes the mid-sized Kuga, and will be extended to include the Edge SUV, which goes into production for Europe at the end of 2015.

Ford has registered more than 4,000 EcoSports in the UK since its launch last April.

The new upgrades will be available to order from June.


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