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.
New Ford EcoSport 2017 facelift will surely be the biggest launch of the year from the American carmaker in India. The top-selling product from Ford India will receive its mid-life facelift during this festive season. No dates have been finalised yet, but we are certain that it will come within next two months. Currently, the vehicle is in its final testing phase and has been caught on camera multiple times.
The recent spy pictures reveal that 2017 EcoSport carline will receive a new Arpoador Red shade along with significant cosmetic and feature updates. Sporting the new projector headlamps, a single piece hexagonal grille with wider two horizontal slats in silver finish, revised bumper and new fog lamp enclosure, the car looks quite aggressive from the front fascia. Save for the newly designed alloy wheels, the side profile remains unchanged. Similar to the current model, the facelifted model will continue to feature the tailgate mounted spare wheel. Read – First Pictures of 2018 Ford Endeavour Are Out
Interior of the 2017 EcoSport has been revised with a new dashboard layout, updated instrument panel, centre console with horizontal central HVAC vents, a new three-spoke steering wheel and dashboard grab bar. However, the most significant change comes in the form of the SYNC3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. This system also supports navigation, voice recognition and apps. The base version might come with a 2-DIN audio system with integrated small display. Material quality will also be classed up.
Engine setup for the 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift will remain unchanged – i.e. 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 trim of the facelifted model.
Ford might roll out the new EcoSport facelift just ahead the coming festive season. Though the company hasn’t yet confirmed the launch date and details of the vehicle, we expect it to come right ahead of Diwali. This will give people enough time to book the car and get their car delivered on the auspicious occasion. 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
|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. For 2017 model year, the new Ford EcoSport facelift will witness comprehensive design and feature updates thus making it a bit pricier than the current model. The entry-level model of the 2017 EcoSport is likely to come with a price tag of Rs 6.50 lakh and the high-spec trim will cost around Rs 9.50 lakh (all, 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|
No changes will be made under the skin. The new EcoSport will retain the same powertrains and transmissions that are offered on the current model. 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 makes a maximum power output of 123.37bhp against a peak torque of 107Nm. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre gasoline unit is capable of producing 110bhp and 140Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre turbo diesel motor develops a maximum power of 99bhp, while yielding 205Nm of torque. Ford might update these powertrains for achieving better performance. Similar to the current model, the updated EcoSport will come with both a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed Powershift dual-clutch gearbox.
|1.5-litr TDCi Diesel||Over 22kmpl|
|1.5-litre Ti-VCT Petrol||13kmpl – 15kmpl|
|1.0-litre EcoBoost Petrol||15kmpl – 18kmpl|
With respect to fuel efficiency, the new EcoSport facelift will perform as good as the current model. Currently, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine delivers a claimed mileage between 15kmpl to 18kmpl. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel versions return 13kmpl on city roads – 15kmpl on freeways and over 22kmpl respectively.
Similar to the current model, the 2017 Ford EcoSport will come in a choice of 8 paint schemes – Smoke Grey, Panther Black, Moondust Silver, Mars Red, Kinetic Blue, Diamond White, Chill Metallic and Golden Bronze. The latest spy images confirm that the compact SUV will receive a new Arpoador Red shade.
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, 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 and Nissan Terrano. The all-new Tata Nexon will also give a tough fight to the EcoSport.
Visually, the facelifted EcoSport looks quite refreshing and premium than the current model. Major updates have been made on the front fascia of the car. The updated model 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. Round the back, the car gets minor updates including new LED tailamps and new tailgate mounted spare wheel cover. In terms of proportion, the 2017 EcoSport will be same as the current model.
Inside the cabin, 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. The facelifted model might receive Ford’s 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: Teambhp
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.