Ford EcoSport Old vs New Model Comparison

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The EcoSport compact SUV has been a very successful model for Ford India. It was largely responsible for kickstarting the compact SUV segment in our market. But with the advent of new products like the Maruti Vitara Brezza, sales have taken a hit. Ford recently took the wraps off the 2017 Ford EcoSport. It features updates to the exteriors and interiors. In this Ford EcoSport old vs new post, we will compare the upcoming new model EcoSport with the existing one to find out what all is new.

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Ford EcoSport Old vs New Model- Exterior Comparison

Designers have made major modifications to the nose of the car. The facelift features a new single piece grille, new headlamps and a new bumper. Foglamp enclosures are new as well. The Headlamps new get projector units and LED daytime running lamps. Overall, the new look is more in line with Ford’s current design language. When viewed from the side, there is not much that sets the old and new models apart. Only change here is the new alloy wheel design.

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At the back, the changes are negligible. The US-spec 2017 Ford EcoSport drops the tail gate mounted spare wheel with the number plate moving up to take its position. However, for the Indian market, that will not be the case. Therefore, the upcoming new model EcoSport will feature the same rear as the current model.

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Ford EcoSport Old vs New Model- Interior Comparison

The cabin of the new EcoSport features major updates. Apart from the door handles, and the AC vents on each end of the dashboard, everything else seems new. There is a new centre console with a centrally mounted floating touchscreen. The vents for the air conditioning and the auto aircon controls are also new. On the front passenger side, the dashboard now features a grab handle. Other new bits include a new multifunction steering wheel and a new instrument cluster. In terms of space and seating capacity, the cabin of the new EcoSport is the same as the old model.

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Ford EcoSport Old vs New Model- Specifications

New Ford EcoSport Petrol Specifications
Engine 1.5-litre Petrol/1.0 L EcoBoost Petrol
Max. Power 110 bhp/124 bhp
Peak Torque 140 Nm/170 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual or 6-speed AT/5-speed AT
Kerb Weight 1200-1259 kgs
Fuel Mileage 15.8 KMPL (MT) 16.5 KMPL (AT)/18.9 KMPL

Ford will carry over the current model’s engine lineup. The new EcoSport will get the same 1.5 L petrol engine with both automatic and manual transmission options. The 1.0 L EcoBoost will also be retained. Ford might consider launching the EcoSport EcoBoost with an optional 6-speed AT as well. Diesel variants of the EcoSport will continue to draw power from the 1.5 L TDCi diesel. Currently, the diesel EcoSport does not get an automatic transmission option.

New Ford EcoSport Diesel Specifications
Engine 1.5-litre Diesel
Max. Power 99 bhp
Peak Torque 205 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 1289 KGs
Fuel Mileage  

22.7 KMPL

Ford EcoSport Old vs New Model- Mileage Comparison

New Model (estimated) Old Model (ARAI Certified)
Ford EcoSport Petrol Mileage 16 KMPL (MT)

17 KMPL (AT)

19 KMPL (EcoBoost)

15.8 KMPL (MT)

16.5 KMPL (AT)

18.9 KMPL (EcoBoost)

Ford EcoSport Diesel Mileage  

23 KMPL

 

22.7 KMPL

Since the engine and transmission options remain the same, the mileage figures could also be identical. There might be a slight increase in the claimed ARAI fuel efficiency figures.

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2017 Ford EcoSport at the Los Angeles Auto Show

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Ford EcoSport Old vs New Model- Dimensions

  New Ford EcoSport Old Ford EcoSport
Length 3999 mm 3999 mm
Width 1675 mm 1675 mm
Height 1708 mm 1708 mm
Wheelbase 2520 mm 2520 mm

The current model EcoSport is already 3999 mm long. Which means Ford cannot increase the length any further if it wants to duck under the 4 m limit for small cars. Dimensions of the new 2017 Ford EcoSport will be the same as the current model.

Ford EcoSport Old vs New Model Comparison Verdict

We’re not sure when Ford will bring the facelift to India. Our guess is that the 2017 Ford EcoSport India launch will take place in the second half of 2017. The upcoming model features a new nose and much better interiors. The facelift should help attract more buyers.

  • Design – The new model looks sportier. The dashboard is all new and looks much better now.
  • Features – There will be a handful of new additions to the features list including a new touchscreen AVN.
  • Specifications – We’re not expecting Ford to make any major modifications to the engine lineup. However, Ford could add an optional automatic gearbox to the EcoBoost variants.
  • Price – A small hike in prices is likely. However, we’re expecting Ford to keep prices competitive.

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