2017 Ford EcoSport facelift spotted testing in Europe

first_imgThis is the 2017 Ford EcoSport spotted testing in southern Europe. The EcoSport was developed with India and the Asia-Pacific markets in mind, but sold all over the world.ALSO READ:New Range Rover Sport Coupe spotted testing ahead of launch2017 Ford EcoSport. (Photo: AutoMedia) And that hasn’t gone down well in areas where the booming subcompact crossover segment has yielded competitive entries such as the Mazda CX-3, Renault Captur and Honda HR-V – to name but a few.Styling-wise, this EcoSport appears to gain larger wheels and tires and various trim pieces that mimic the new Edge and recently revised Escape crossovers, which in turn will probably make the littlest Ford crossover look slightly more substantial.2017 Ford EcoSport. (Photo: AutoMedia)ALSO READ:2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class spotted testingThis model, however, continues to wear its spare tire on the tailgate – which hints to this particular car being a version for South America or Asia. Even after the face-lifting, European models will come without the visible spare wheel.2017 Ford EcoSport. (Photo: AutoMedia)Changes were made last year to improve the EcoSport’s refinement and creature comforts. It’s possible further changes will also be made to put the Ford on par with competitors. The EcoSport is still rumoured to make a US appearance in facelifted form.2017 Ford EcoSport. (Photo: AutoMedia)ALSO READ:Audi Q5 spotted testing again; launch this yearBut considering a totally new version based on the next-generation Fiesta is due around 2018 or 2019, Ford’s US and Canada dealers may be without a rival in the class for several more years.advertisementlast_img read more

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Hockey: India pull out of Johor Cup to avoid playing Pakistan

first_imgIndia have pulled out of the Sultan of Johor Cup to avoid playing Pakistan in the Sultan of Johor Cup. Hockey India, has for long, demanded an apology for Pakistan’s horrible behaviour during the Champions Trophy in 2014.Pakistani players took off their shirts and made obscene gestures at the crowd at the full-house stadium after winning the semi-final of the Champions Trophy against India.Following the ugly incident, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) had banned two Pakistani players. Amjad Hussain and Tauseeq Ahmed were banned for one match each for misconduct, while Shafqat Rasool was let off with a warning.”By not fielding the Indian team at the Sultan of Johor Cup, we have stood our ground to not take part in any series against Pakistan until they submit an unconditional apology for what happened in 2014. Since the Sultan of Johor Cup is not a mandatory tournament, Hockey India has decided that it will withdraw from the tournament.”We had not brought up the bad behaviour on part of Pakistan during the FIH Champions Trophy in 2014 for a very long time. It is actually PHF who bring it up again and levy baseless allegations against Hockey India to hide their own incompetency. It is about time PHF takes responsibility for it’s incapability,” RP Singh, Hockey India spokesperson said in a statement.last_img read more

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