First spy shots of new Ford EcoSport have surfaced online revealing interesting new details. Though camouflaged, the exterior close-up shots reveal the new headlight (similar to new Endeavour) and foglight cluster with LED DRLs.
2017 Ford EcoSport facelift will also receive a revised grille and new alloys. Rear of the EcoSport facelift was not spied, but that too is expected to feature minor updates. Indian and Brazilian version will continue with a spare wheel mounted on the rear door while European version will be seen without the spare wheel.
On the inside, new Ford EcoSport facelift dashboard layout remains same as the current version. 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.
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 unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil later this year. Post that it will be launched in global markets. India being one of the most important market for the compact SUV, the 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift could arrive here as early as Q4 2016.