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Ford EcoSport Facelift India Launch During 2017 Festive Season

Prices of the new Ford EcoSport 2017 facelift might fall between Rs 6.50 lakh – Rs 9.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

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The 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift will receive some cosmetic and feature updates, while the engines will remain unchanged.

Ford’s popular compact SUV – EcoSport is all set to receive its first facelift during 2017 festive season in India. Currently, the updated version of the car is in its final testing phase. For 2017, the EcoSport will see comprehensive cosmetic and feature upgrades giving it a refreshing look. Most of the design changes have been made on the front fascia of the car. The new Ford EcoSport 2017 facelift features a hexagonal grille with wider two horizontal slats in silver finish, revised front bumper, new projector headlamps and triangular fog lamps. Save for the newly designed alloy wheels, the side profile remains unchanged. Similar to the currently model, the facelifted model will continue to feature the tailgate mounted spare wheel.

With revised interior design and new features, the 2017 EcoSport will offer a more upmarket and comfortable cabin. Major change will come in the form of the SYNC3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. This system will also support navigation, voice recognition and apps. The base version might come with a 2-DIN audio system with integrated small display. Other key highlights will include a new three-spoke steering wheel, dashboard grab bar, updated instrument panel and centre console with horizontal central HVAC vents. Material quality is likely to better than the current model. Read – First Pictures of 2018 Ford Endeavour Are Out

Under the hood, the 2017 Ford EcoSport will retain the current engine setup – 1.5L petrol, 1.5L diesel and 1.0L EcoBoost. As for transmission options, there will be the same 5-speed manual and 6-speed dual-clutch units. Ford might offer an optional 4WD drivetrain system on the range-topping model of the facelifted model.

Ford Ecosport Facelift India spied

New Ford EcoSport 2017 India Launch Date

The 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift will make its way to India during coming festive season (i.e. October or November). Though, the company hasn’t yet revealed the launch details of the vehicle. As a reminder, the compact SUV’s facelifted version was first previewed at the LA Auto Show in 2016.  Read: New Ford Endeavour – All You Need To Know 

 New Ford EcoSport 2017 Price in India

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

With new entrants in the subcompact SUV space, the competition is getting fierce day-by-day. Despite facing challenge from some really strong contenders, the Ford EcoSport has managed to retain its market – all thanks to its competitive pricing. With an aim to boost its sales, Ford will surely come up with an aggressive price strategy. We expect that the entry-level model of the 2017 EcoSport will cost around Rs 6.50 lakh, and the high-spec trim could be offered at Rs 9.50 lakh (ex-showroom). Read 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

The EcoSport’s first facelift will not see any mechanical change, and continue to offer the same powertrains and transmission options. Currently, the compact SUV comes with two petrol – 1.0-litre EcoBoost & 1.5-litre Ti-VCT and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine options. The 1.0L turbocharged petrol motor churns out a maximum power output of 123.37bhp and 107Nm of torque. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre petrol mill produces power worth 110bhp against 140Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre turbo diesel unit is good enough for 99bhp and 205Nm. Ford might update these powertrains for achieving better performance. Similar to the current model, the updated EcoSport will be available with both a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed Powershift dual-clutch gearbox.

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

In terms of fuel efficiency, the new EcoSport facelift will perform as good as the current model. Packed with the same 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, the compact SUV will offer a mileage between 15kmpl to 18kmpl. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel versions will return a fuel economy of 13kmpl (in city) – 15kmpl (on freeways) and over 22kmpl respectively.

New Ford EcoSport 2017 model

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

Ford EcoSport 2017 China Rear

New Ford EcoSport 2017 India Competition

With revised design, a more up-market cabin and better quality, the 2017 Ford EcoSport will witness a minor price hike. Though, it will continue to compete against the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Creta, Mahindra TUV300, Nissan Terrano and others in the league.

New Ford EcoSport 2017 India – Exterior

The facelifted EcoSport will look quite refreshing and premium than the current model, especially the front fascia. Up front, the car gets a new hexagonal single-piece grille with silver finish, re-designed projector headlamps and triangular fog lamps. The front bumper is now more chiselled enhancing its road presence.

While the side silhouette remains unchanged, the re-designed alloy wheels make it looks slightly different from the current model. Moving towards the rear, there will be minor updates including new LED tailamps and new tailgate mounted spare wheel cover. Proportionally, the 2017 EcoSport will be same as the current model.

New Ford EcoSport 2017 India – Interior

New Ford EcoSport 2017 interior

The 2017 model year of the EcoSport will see a new plethora of comfort and connectivity features. Some of the equipment will be carried over from the global-spec Ford Kuga and Ford Edge crossovers. Ford might redesign the instrument cluster of the car. Ford will introduce the new SYNC 3 system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto smartphone connectivity along with navigation system, voice recognition and apps.

There will also be an 8-inch floating touchscreen with rear camera, new switchgear and grab rail, a high-quality 675-watt, 10-speaker audio system with B&OPLAY-branded tweeters and woofers at front doors and a subwoofer at the back. The 12V power outlet will be offered in front and rear and there will be two fast-charging USB ports on centre and 110 volt-outlet positioned behind centre console. The car will also receive a new three-spoke steering wheel, dashboard grab bar, free-standing display at the centre of the dashboard and centre console with horizontal central HVAC vents.

Spy Images Courtesy: Motorworldindia

2017 Ford EcoSport Preview
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Summary

The 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift will receive significant styling changes inside and out. The car will also come with a range of new features including advanced SYNC 3 system.

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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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