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.
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.
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.
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|
|Max. Power||99 bhp|
|Peak Torque||205 Nm|
|Kerb Weight||1289 KGs|
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||
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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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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