The Ford EcoSport can be safely credited with popularizing the Sub-4 metre Compact SUV in India. The EcoSport gains from a modern design, efficient engines, car-like driving dynamics and an attractive price tag. However, the current gen EcoSport is already in the second-half of its career. The advent of rivals like the Vitara Brezza has had an adverse effect on sales of the EcoSport. Ford, however, has been readying a re-styled EcoSport that could debut later this year. Expected to go on sale as a 2017 model, the refreshed EcoSport will boast of several styling update. Read on to find more on new 2017 Ford EcoSport India launch date, price and other related details.
2017 Ford EcoSport India Launch Date
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|2017 Ford EcoSport Launch in India||Q1, 2017|
The 2017 EcoSport is likely to make its world premiere around the last quarter of this year. India could be among the first few markets to get this car. The 2017 Ford EcoSport India launch could fall in the first quarter of next year. It maybe noted that the EcoSport got a minor update in October 2015. However, the upcoming facelift is much more comprehensive in nature and will definitely infuse a lot of freshness with this car.
Ford has already started testing the EcoSport facelift in South America. The current EcoSport went on sale in Brazil in 2012 and is due for a comprehensive face-lift this year. It is being expected that the updated EcoSport will make its public debut at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show in November. The new 2017 Ford EcoSport has already been spotted testing by the good folks at autossegredos. From the looks of it, the new model EcoSport will also feature a restyled interior that is likely to have more features. The new 2017 Ford EcoSport India launch could take place around November this year.
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2017 Ford EcoSport Spy Images
2017 Ford EcoSport Price in India
|1.5 L Diesel||1.5 L Petrol||1.0 EcoBoost Petrol|
|Ambiente||INR 7.98 lacs||INR 6.79 lacs||–|
|Trend||INR 8.70 lacs||INR 7.75 lacs||–|
|Trend+||INR 9.18 lacs||–||INR 8.53 lacs|
|Titanium||INR 9.85 lacs||INR 8.91 lacs||–|
|Titanium+||INR 10.44 lacs||–||INR 9.89 lacs|
|Titanium AT||–||INR 9.93 lacs||–|
Ford India could launch the entry-level Petrol variant of the EcoSport at a starting price of around INR 6.75 lakhs. All this means that the updated model could be priced slightly lower than the current model to make the EcoSport an even more compelling buy. Currently, prices start at a shade under INR 7 Lakhs, but Vitara Brezza’s competitive pricing is likely to push Ford to launched the 2017 EcoSport at a lower price.
New 2017 Ford EcoSport India -Rivals
The new model will continue rivalling the current crop of compact SUVs –
New 2017 Ford Ecosport India – Interior Styling
As we have been saying, the upcoming facelift will be really comprehensive in nature. This means that the 2017 EcoSport will feature a thoroughly re-styled exterior and interior to enhance its aesthetic appeal. The interior of the EcoSport will no longer sport a bi-color tone and will instead come finished in black. The 2017 EcoSport will also have an updated dashboard that will have a new instrument binnacle. The speedo console will have a new Multi-Information Display and new fonts. Other than this, the upholstery is also likely to be new. The car could also get a new multi-function steering wheel, rectangular-shaped AC vents, revised new center console, and an updated SYNC infotainment system with possibly a color screen.
New 2017 Ford Ecosport India – Interior Styling
The biggest change on the outside will be the new front fascia. The radiator grille will take inspiration from the new gen Ford Edge and even the hood, fenders and headlamps will be slightly updated. The only change at the rear will be a new design for the bumper. Unlike the international-spec model, the Indian 2017 EcoSport will continue to have a tailgate-mounted spare wheel. You can check out the renderings on this page to get a fair idea of what the 2017 MY Ford EcoSport could look like.
New 2017 Ford Ecosport India – Specifications
|Length x Width x Height||3999 x 1765 x 1708 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1222-1272 kg|
|Wheel Type and Size||16” Alloys|
|Boot Space||346 litres|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.5 L Ti-VCT Petrol||1.0 L EcoBoost Petrol||1.5 L TDCi Diesel|
|Power||110 bhp||124 bhp||99 bhp|
|Torque||140 Nm||170 Nm||205 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed MT/6-speed AT||5-speed MT||5-speed MT|
|Mileage||15.8 kpl/16.5 kpl||18.9 kpl||22.7 kpl|
|Air Conditioner Type||Automatic Climate Control|
|Power Windows||Yes (4)|
|Steering Audio Controls||Yes|
|Audio System||Yes (2-DIN)|
*2016 MY Ford EcoSport Specifications
The India-spec Ford EcoSport is on sale in three engine variants. The highlight of the engine line-up is the very potent 1.0 EcoBoost turbo’ed Petrol motor. The 2017 EcoSport, however, could also feature another modern engine in the form of a new 1.5 three-pot motor for the international market. The 2017 EcoSport will be also available with the current 2.0-litre motor in some of the markets. However, the Indian version will continue to feature all three engines it is presently available with. The most popular engine option currently is the 1.5-litre Turbo Diesel motor. It was updated late last year to produce 100 PS-215 Nm.
Since the engine lineup is expected to be carried over unaltered, new 2017 Ford Ecosport India – specifications will not be too different from the current model.
New 2017 Ford Ecosport India – Mileage
|Variant||Overall Mileage (estimated)|
|Petrol 1.5 L||16 kmpl|
|Petrol 1.5 L Automatic||16.5 kmpl|
|Petrol EcoBoost 1.0 L||19 kmpl|
|Diesel 1.5 L||23 kmpl|
Again, since there will be no change in engine lineup of the 2017 MY EcoSport, mileage figures will be identical to those of the current model.
New 2017 Ford Ecosport India – Engine and Transmission
Ford will carry forward the engine lineup of the current model without any changes. Which means buyers will get to choose from either a 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel or a 1.-0-litre EcoBoost petrol. The only automatic option will be in the form of the 1.5-litre Petrol mated to a 6-speed DCT. Apart from that, transmission duties will be taken care of by a 5-speed manual gearbox. In 2015, Ford gave the 1.5 L Diesel a small update pushing the power output up to 99 PS. The 1.0 L EcoBoost will be the most powerful of the three engine options on offer with 124 bhp on tap. At 205 Nm, the 1.5-litre Diesel churns out the most amount of torque.
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