Ford is all set to launch the facelift version of the EcoSport on November 9, 2017 in the country. The car will come with a fresh face along with some added features on it. Not only this, the new model will be introduced with a new powertain as well. So what all you get with the 2017 Ford EcoSport, scroll down to get the details.
The exterior of the new EcoSport gets major updates to its front fascia with a new hexagonal grille flanked by sharply edged headlamps that seems more like the ones on the Mustang. It also gets redesigned front bumper, fog lamps and will ride on 17 inch alloy wheels (available in the range topping variant, Titanium+). While, the profile of the new model is more or less same as the outgoing model. Inside, the dash layout is almost the same, but the centre console gets a new design and comes with company’s SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, new instrument cluster and steering wheel. The car also gets body-coloured inserts instead earlier silver accents in the current model.
The new EcoSport comes equipped with Automatic headlamps, cruise control, a speed-limiter function, a rear-view camera, automatic wipers and climate control, a tyre pressure monitoring system, dual USB ports, steering-mounted audio and trip controls, while with automatic variant, you get paddle shifters. For the safety, the range-topping variant gets six airbags and ABS with EBD, along with electronic stability control, hill-launch assist, traction control and emergency brake assist for the automatic variant.
Mechanically, the 2017 ford EcoSport will power packed with the all-new 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine that cranks out 121bhp and 150Nm of top torque. The new dragon series would come paired to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, the diesel variant would be the same 1.5-litre diesel engine that belts out 99bhp of maximum power and comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
In the Indian market, the EcoSport facelift will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon.