Prices of the new Ford EcoSport 2017 facelift might fall between Rs 6.50 lakh – Rs 9.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
The 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift will receive some cosmetic and feature updates, while the engines will remain unchanged.
While several global markets have already received the first view of the New Ford EcoSport 2017 facelift, India is still waiting for it. Recently, the updated version of the compact SUV snapped testing in Chennai. Expected to arrive in India during 2017 festive season, the new EcoSport facelift will see multiple cosmetic and feature upgrades giving it a refreshing look. While the front and rear profiles were camouflaged, the spy pictures reveal new headlamps, fog lamps and revised front bumper of the car. Save for the newly designed alloy wheels, the side profile remains unchanged. Similar to the currently model, the facelifted EcoSport will continue to feature the tailgate mounted spare wheel.
Minor updates will also be made inside the cabin. Ford will equip the new EcoSport with SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and navigation compatibility. Material quality is likely to better than the current model. Coming to the power sources, the 2017 Ford EcoSport will retain the existing engine lineup – 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. For 2017 model year, the EcoSport might receive an optional 4WD drivetrain system on the range-topping model.
Ford’s popular compact SUV – EcoSport is all set to receive its first facelift this year. Though the company hasn’t yet revealed the launch timeline of the vehicle, it is likely to hit showrooms during 2017 festive season. The updated version was first previewed at the LA Auto Show in 2016. Read: New Ford Endeavour – All You Need To Know
|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 the sales game, Ford will surely come up with an aggressive price strategy. The base version of the 2017 EcoSport is estimated to be priced around Rs 6.50 lakh, and the high-spec trim might come with a price tag of Rs 9.50 lakh (ex-showroom). Read Comparison: Ford EcoSport Vs Mahindra TUV300
|Engine||1.5-litre Ti-VCT Petrol|
|Engine||1.5-litre TDCi Diesel|
|Engine||1.0-litre EcoBoost Petrol|
|Transmission Options||5-speed Manual & 6-speed Powershift dual-clutch|
As mentioned in the beginning, no mechanical changes will be made to the car. The current engine setup – a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol, a 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel – will continue to stay there. On the current model, the 1.0L turbocharged petrol motor makes power worth 123.37bhp and 107Nm of torque and the 1.5-litre petrol mill churns out a top power of 110bhp and 140Nm of torque. The power and torque figures of the 1.5-litre turbo diesel unit stand at 99bhp and 205Nm respectively. Ford might update these powertrains for achieving better performance. The compact SUV will continue to be available with the conventional 5-speed manual and 6-speed Powershift dual-clutch transmission options.
|1.5-litr TDCi Diesel||Over 22kmpl|
|1.5-litre Ti-VCT Petrol||13kmpl – 15kmpl|
|1.0-litre EcoBoost Petrol||15kmpl – 18kmpl|
Since the new model will use the same engines, the fuel efficiency will remain unchanged. Currently, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost delivers a mileage between 15kmpl to 18kmpl and the 1.5-litre petrol unit delivers 13kmpl on city and 15kmpl on freeways. On the other hand, the 1.5 diesel version returns fuel economy of over 22kmpl.
New dual-slats grille
Fog lamp enclosures with turn indicators
New LED taillights
Revised Wheel cover
New steering wheel with mounted controls
Center console integrated new HVAC vents
Infotainment system with revised buttons layout
Re-designed instrument cluster
With revised design and loaded cabin, the 2017 Ford EcoSport will face a tough competition from the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Cars like Hyundai Creta, Mahindra TUV300 and Nissan Terrano will also give a close fight to the new EcoSport.
Comprehensive design changes will be made to the front fascia of the car. The new hexagonal single-piece grille and re-designed headlamp cluster and fog lamps give it a more refreshing look. 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.
For the 2017 model year, 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. The new steering wheel with mounted controls, new HVAC vents on centre console, redesigned buttons for the infotainment system will also be on offer.
Ford will introduce the new SYNC 3 system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto smartphone connectivity and navigation system. Other key features will include 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.
Spy Images Courtesy: Motorworldindia
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.