New Ford EcoSport facelift India launch planned for Diwali 2017

Launched in India back in 2013, the EcoSport compact soon became Ford India’s best-seller. Even after more than 3 years, the car is still the best-selling Ford in India. Back in November 2016, Ford gave their EcoSport a mid-life facelift. The new EcoSport will be launched in India by Diwali 2017.

On the outside, the new EcoSport gets a revised front, thanks to new headlight cluster (with projector headlamps and LED DRLs), reprofiled bumper, foglights, grille and a skid plate. Rear too gets revised taillight and new bumper. Overall, the new EcoSport looks more attractive and stylish than before.

Equipped with either an award-winning, 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost® engine or 2.0-liter four-cylinder with Intelligent 4WD, all-new Ford EcoSport provides power and control.
Equipped with either an award-winning, 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost® engine or 2.0-liter four-cylinder with Intelligent 4WD, all-new Ford EcoSport provides power and control.

On the inside, 2017 Ford EcoSport comes with a new dashboard design whose highlight is the infotainment system in the center with large 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system. This is a much needed updated since the current EcoSport comes with a tiny screen in the name of infotainment system.

The infotainment system adopts Ford’s new SYNC3 operating system to offer seamless connectivity with your smartphone. It also gets navigations, parking sensor, rear parking camera, advanced audio system with 10 speaker Bang & Olufsen system that delivers 675 watts of power.

Ford EcoSport SES features unique interior styling cues such as bold copper accents on the instrument and door panels along with sport seats.
Ford EcoSport SES features unique interior styling cues such as bold copper accents on the instrument and door panels along with sport seats.

Powering the new Ford EcoSport will be the same set of engines which are seen on offer currently. These are 1.5 liter petrol Ti-VCT generating 110 PS and 140 Nm, a 1.5 liter TDCi diesel engine generating 100 PS and 205 Nm, and top of the line 1.0 liter EcoBosst generating 125 PS and 170 Nm. Transmission options on offer will be 5 MT and 6 AT.

A truly global car, Ford EcoSport is on sale in more than 100 countries across the globe. This not only includes developing markets like India, Brazil, but also includes developed markets like European countries, Australia, etc. The one major market where it was not being sold was the US. But with the new EcoSport facelift, that too is going to change. Yes. India-made Ford EcoSport will finally be sold in the US.

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