Ford EcoSport overhauled by DC Design

23 Dec, 2013 4:56pm Jonathan Burn

DC Design gets its hands on a Ford EcoSport to produce this one-off concept

This is a Ford EcoSport like no other. Indian based car modifier DC Design has given the baby SUV a complete makeover inside and out. The Fiesta-based SUV was always expected to be popular choice, but not necessarily with car modifiers.

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You’d be right in thinking the EcoSport is a strange choice of vehicle to customise, as modifiers and tuning companies tend to opt for the more luxurious and extravagant brands when it comes to producing one-off custom cars. Yet, previous offerings from DC Design have also included the Dacia Duster.

On the outside, changes over the standard car include an oversized grille, which replaces the controversial three-bar grill arrangement on the production model. There’s also a redesigned front bumper, modified headlights and narrow LED daytime running lights.

Bigger changes can be found inside, where the standard five-seat setup has been ditched in favour of a 2+2 configuration. The familiar centre console and dials remain but the interior has been festooned in cream leather and ash-coloured wood.

The rear of the EcoSport almost mimics the luxurious setting of an executive saloon such as the Mercedes S-Class, with reclining seats and an LCD infotainment screen. Ambient lighting has also been installed in the roof.

DC Design also produces a radical concept car every two years, with previous examples showing the modifier's interpretation of cars such as the VW Polo, Porsche Cayenne and the Hummer. Each are available to buy but are all priced individually.