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.
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.
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
|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
|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|
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.
|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 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, Nissan Terrano and others in the league.
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.
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.
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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.