With the new Ford EcoSport launched in India, company dealerships are keen to get rid of stocks of the pre-facelift model. Select company dealerships across the country are offering a discount of INR 1.5 lakhs on this model in a bid to clear showrooms.
The pre-facelift Ford EcoSport was pulled out of the company lineup in November 2017 when the 2018 Ford EcoSport was launched in the country. The 2018 Ford EcoSport gets a number of features which were seen on the 2017 Ford EcoSport. This makes buying the 2017 Ford EcoSport at a discounted price a good deal.
Unlike the 2018 EcoSport, 2017 variant was offered in three engine options. Two petrol and one diesel. Some dealers have stock of all three variants, in manual as well as automatic transmission option. Ford has not released any list which would indicate where exactly these cars are being sold at discounted price. You will need to call your nearby Ford India dealer to find out if they have any old stock left.
Speaking about the 2018 Ford EcoSport which is currently on sale, compared to the 2017 EcoSport, it gets a new chrome grille, headlamps with halogen bulbs, LED DRLs and angular fog lamps. It is also seen with a new front bumper and tweaked bonnet along with larger roof rails, new alloy wheels and a redesigned tailgate. Interiors are seen with a new floating touchscreen infotainment system, rear defogger and automatic climate control.
Under the hood, on offer is a 1.5L Ti-VCT petrol and 1.5L TDCi diesel. The petrol unit delivers 121 hp and 150 Nm. It is mated either to a MT or a CVT. Diesel unit delivers 99 hp and 205 Nm. It is mated to a MT.
Ford EcoSport rivals the likes of Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza in the country.