New Ford EcoSport facelift for Brazil, China, India spied undisguised
Launched in India back in 2013, the Ford EcoSport is due for a midlife facelift.
First spy shots of new Ford EcoSport for India, Brazil and China region have surfaced online revealing interesting new details. Late last year, the US and Europe-spec EcoSport without the tailgate mounted spare wheel was revealed. This is the first time the updated EcoSport with tailgate mounted spare wheel has been leaked.
As seen on the US spec variant, the exterior shots India-spec EcoSport reveal the new headlight (similar to new Endeavour) and foglight cluster with LED DRLs. New Ford EcoSport facelift for India will also receive a revised grille and new alloys. Rear of the EcoSport facelift also gets a minor revision,
On the inside, new Ford EcoSport facelift dashboard layout gets updated. Instrument panel gets a minor update with blue illumination on the speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, and engine temperature needles.
Apart from this, between the two dials, there is now a bigger colour TFT MID – Multi Information Display. In addition to info like temperature, trip meter, clock, fuel efficiency, it will also show which doors are open / unlocked, service reminders, etc. The biggest update is the addition of touchscreen infotainment system.
Engine options on board the new EcoSport are not expected to be changed. In India it will continue to be on offer with 1.5 liter diesel with 5 speed MT, 1.0 liter EcoBoost with 5 speed MT, 1.5 liter petrol with 6 speed AT or 5 MT.
New Ford EcoSport is expected to be launched in India later this year, most likely by Diwali 2017. Price is not expected to change much.