Ford, the American automaker has officially revealed the new Ford EcoSport compact SUV for the Brazilian market. The India-spec model will also receive similar changes, which is inspired from the new gen Ford cars. First launched in 2013, the EcoSport has been one of the best-selling SUV in the country. However, the vehicle has been witnessing a stiff competition from the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza and Mahindra TUV300. With additional features and new look, the new Ford EcoSport is all set to go on sale in India in early 2017. Here is all you need to know about this compact SUV in our photo story.
The new Ford EcoSport gets several cosmetic upgrades to both exterior & interior while the mechanics of the SUV remains the same. The vehicle is scheduled to be launched in the Indian market in the next few months. It comes with an updated look with design cues borrowed from the company's latest models such as Ford Edge, Ford Kuga and Ford Fiesta.
The front fascia of the new EcoSport gets new design headlamps, faux skid plates, new grille, fog lamps and bumpers. The bonnet gets new creases to give a new look. It comes equipped with Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels and an electric sunroof.
The majority of the changes can be seen inside the cabin. The vehicle gets redesigned instrument panel, steering wheel and centre console. Adding to it, the cabin also gets new switchgear and grab rails with body colour accents on the centre console & door panels.
The new Ford EcoSport gets Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system at the centre with a high-resolution, 8-inch floating touchscreen. This system sports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration compatibility. This entertainment system is supported by a high-end 675-watt, 10-speaker sound system which includes B7O PLAY-branded tweeters and woofers in the front doors and a subwoofer in the back.
Other features include two fast-charging USB ports on the centre console, a 12-volt power outlet in the front, and available 110-volt outlet behind the centre console and 12-volt outlet for the rear occupant.
The India-spec model will be offered in three engine options - 1.5-litre TDCi diesel, 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol and 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed powershift dual-clutch.
The rear profile of the compact SUV also comes with minor cosmetic upgrades. It comes equipped with new LED taillamps and new tailgate mounted spare wheel cover. Dimensionally, the SUV will be same as the current model. Other design changes include new dual-slat grille, revised headlamps, skid plate and fog lamp enclosures with turn indicators.