New Ford EcoSport base variant spied undisguised
Launched in India back in 2013, the Ford EcoSport is due for a midlife facelift.
Late last year, the US and Europe-spec EcoSport without the tailgate mounted spare wheel was revealed. That was the first official global debut of the EcoSport facelift.
After months of waiting, finally the India launch of the compact SUV is near. The new EcoSport facelift is due for launch around the upcoming festive season. This could be around the same time the new Tata Nexon is going to be launched. When we asked Ford India to comment on launch date, they said the date is not yet confirmed. But they did say that the launch will take place around the festive season.
The new EcoSport gets revised 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. Once launched, the new Ford EcoSport will rival with the likes of Maruti Brezza and Tata Nexon. Price is not expected to change much.