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Ford EcoSport Facelift India Launch During 2017 Festive Season

The new Ford EcoSport 2017 might receive some significant exterior updates along with revised interior and additional features.

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New Ford EcoSport 2017 India

With new rivals like Maruti Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Creta, the competition has now become fierce for Ford’s compact SUV.

January 7, 2017 – New Ford EcoSport 2017 facelift will mark its presence in the Indian market during 2017 festive season, claims a carandbike report. The compact SUV’s updated model made its global debut in Los Angeles, California in November previous year. For 2017, the new EcoSport will be barring minor cosmetic upgrades inspired from Ford Edge and Kuga. Feature-wise, the 2017 Ford EcoSport will richer than before. It will be carrying a bunch of new features including the advanced SYNC 3 infotainment system.

The European-spec 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift will have three powertrain options – a 1.0-litre EcoBoost, a 1.5-litre Duratorq and a 1.5-litre Duratec. And its American version will be packed with a 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged and a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine. Though, there is no clarity whether the India-spec model will receive this engine or not. The top-spec of the 2017 Ford EcoSport will be exclusively offered with the 4WD system. If the India-spec model receives this feature, it will become the smallest SUV to offer four-wheel drive. Also Read: Ford EcoSport Black Edition – Prices, Pictures & Specifications

New Ford EcoSport 2017 rear

Ford EcoSport is one of the most popular models from the American carmaker in India. The country’s first sub-4 metre compact SUV has everything it takes to become a good-value-for-money car thanks to its efficient engines, great drivability, sporty design and of course affordable pricing. With new rivals like Maruti Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Creta, the competition has now become fierce for Ford’s compact SUV. Therefore, the American carmaker is extensively working on the new facelift of the vehicle to retain its position.

Read: New Ford Endeavour Gets Cheaper By Rs 2.82 lakh 

New Ford EcoSport 2017 India Launch Date

Ford India will introduce the first facelift of its popular compact SUV during this year’s festive season. Though, no official announcement has been made yet by the carmaker.

Comparison: Ford EcoSport Vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Vs Mahindra TUV300

 New Ford EcoSport 2017 Price in India

Variant Expected Price
Base Model Rs 6.50 lakh
Top Model Rs 9.50 lakh

With an aim to survive in the competitive compact SUV segment, Ford India might price the new EcoSport quite competitively. The price range of the updated model should be around Rs 6.50 lakh – Rs 9.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

Specs-Based Comparison: Ford EcoSport Vs Mahindra TUV300 

New Ford EcoSport 2017 front side

New Ford EcoSport 2017 India Specifications

Engine 1.5-litre Ti-VCT Petrol
Maximum Power 110bhp
Maximum Torque 140Nm
Engine 1.5-litre TDCi Diesel
Maximum Power 99bhp
Maximum Torque 205Nm
Engine 1.0-litre EcoBoost Petrol
Maximum Power 123.37bhp
Maximum Torque 107Nm
Transmission Options 5-speed Manual & 6-speed Powershift dual-clutch

In India, the 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift is likely to retain the current engine lineup – 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol, 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol and 1.5-liter TDCi diesel. The EcoBoost petrol motor develops a maximum power of 123.37bhp and 107Nm of torque, while the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel mills deliver 110bhp with 140Nm and 99bhp with 205Nm respectively. Transmission options, too, will remain unchanged – i.e. a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed Powershift dual-clutch.

New Ford EcoSport 2017 India Mileage 

Variant Expected Mileage
1.5-litr TDCi Diesel Over 22kmpl
1.5-litre Ti-VCT Petrol 13kmpl – 15kmpl
1.0-litre EcoBoost Petrol 15kmpl – 18kmpl

New Ford EcoSport 2017 Images

New Ford EcoSport 2017 India Features

Exterior

New dual-slats grille
Revised headlights
Skid plats
Fog lamp enclosures with turn indicators
New LED taillights
Revised Wheel cover

Interior

New steering wheel with mounted controls
Center console integrated new HVAC vents
Infotainment system with revised buttons layout
Re-designed instrument cluster

New Ford EcoSport 2017 India Competition

In the compact SUV segment, the new Ford EcoSport 2017 will lock horns with products like Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Creta, Mahindra TUV300 and Nissan Terrano.

New Ford EcoSport 2017 India – Exterior

Design and styling of the Ford EcoSport 2017 looks similar to the Ford Escape. Though, it retains most of its design elements from the current model. With features such a new dual-slats grille, revised bumper, restyled ‘Blue Oval’ badge, re-designed headlamps and skid plates, the fascia of the car looks quite refreshing. The fog lamp enclosures seemed to be borrowed from the current model.

The design changes continue towards the rear of the car that sports a different spare-wheel mounted cover and new LED taillights. While the global model of the new Ford EcoSport is devoid of the rear mounted spare wheel, the India-bound version will continue to feature it. The U.S.-spec version of the SUV also gets a faux skid plate.

New Ford EcoSport 2017 India – Interior

New Ford EcoSport 2017 interior

Major changes have been made inside the cabin. Besides sharing design bits, the new Ford EcoSport also borrows a range of comfort and safety features from the Ford Kuga and Ford Edge crossovers. The updated model of the compact SUV brims with several new comfort and connectivity such as a new steering wheel with mounted controls, center console integrated new HVAC vents, infotainment system with revised buttons layout and re-designed instrument cluster. The 2017 EcoSport also comes equipped with a new SYNC 3 system, a 8-inch floating touchscreen with a rear camera, new switchgear and grab rail on the dashboard with body colour accents.

The Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration compatibility. There is a high-quality 675-watt, 10-speaker audio system with B&O PLAY-branded tweeters and woofers placed at the front doors and a subwoofer towards the back. Other key features include a 12-volt power outlet (in the front and the rear), two fast-charging USB ports on the centre console and an 110-volt outlet positioned behind the centre console.



 

COMMENTS
  1. Hitesh Dwivedi
    July 3, 2016

    Hi, planing to purchase ford ecosport confused between diesel titanium and trend plus ecoboost. Apart from mileage titanium diesel give loads of features like alloy wheels, keyless entry, push button start, rear parking sensor etc and more which itself bridges the gap of price difference. my yearly drive is about 7000 kms. I enjoy driving on long trips. Please suggest which will be fun and comfortable to drive petrol or diesel. Thanks

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      Editorial Team
      July 19, 2016

      Go for the Diesel titanium, if you keep on travelling quite often. A lot of EcoBoost owners are complaining that the fuel efficiency is really really low.

  2. Shawn Elijah
    February 13, 2017

    Pls I’ll like to have the price 2016 American specs model ecosport

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