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What to expect: Ford EcoSport facelift

What to expect: Ford EcoSport facelift
Bilal Firfiray Bilal Firfiray Monday 30 October 2017, 18:24 PM

The face lifted Ford EcoSport will be launched in India on 9 November. The much awaited compact crossover will get a new engine apart from a host of cosmetic and equipment upgrade. Here’s what you can expect from the impending Ford EcoSport facelift:

The upcoming facelift EcoSport will be available in the existing five variants– Ambiente, Trend, Trend , Titanium and Titanium . There will be a host of cosmetic and equipment updates apart from an all-new engine. The new EcoSport will debut the newly-developed 1,497cc Dragon engine. The naturally-aspirated three-pot petrol motor produces 120bhp at 6,500rpm and a max torque of 150Nm at 4,500rpm.You can read more about this new Dragon engine over here. The oil-burner, on the other hand, would be the same 100bhp 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel. Both the engines will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission, but the new petrol motor will also get an optional six-speed automatic in the Titanium trim. There are no details available at the moment regarding the 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine in the facelifted model. Appearance wise, the facelift adds a new grille along with redesigned headlamps to the new EcoSport. The headlamps will feature projector units with LED daytime-running-lights. The fog lamps are now larger as well. The American carmaker will offer new exterior colour like the blue and red apart from the two-tone body colour.

On the inside, the new and updated EcoSport will get a new infotainment system. There will either be a 6.5-inch or an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system depending on the trim level. The infotainment screen is mounted atop the centre console. It will host Ford’s new SYNC3 support system apart from smartphone integration. The petrol-automatic variant will have paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel. Ford will offer the automatic climate control, ISOFIX, automatic headlamps, glove box illumination, cruise control, rain sensing wipers and tyre pressure monitoring system on the top-of-the-line Titanium variant. Moreover, the top-spec will also come with hill start assist, ESC and traction control as well. Even the base variant of the new EcoSport will have two airbags (driver and front passenger) as standard along with ABS and EBD.

Upon launch, the updated EcoSport will continue its fray with the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Honda WR-V, Mahindra TUV300 and the recently launched Tata Nexon. The prices for the face lifted EcoSport will be slightly higher than the current car. We expect the pricing to be between Rs 7-11 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).

 

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