New 2017 Ford Ecosport Facelift India Launch this Festive Season

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The Ford EcoSport can be safely credited with popularising 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 readied a re-styled EcoSport that was revealed last year. The new EcoSport 2017 made its debut at the 2017 LA Auto Show. The 2017 EcoSport boasts several styling updates. Read on to find more on new 2017 Ford EcoSport India launch date, price and other related details.new 2017 ford ecosport india images 1

Also See – 2016 EcoSport Test Drive Review | EcoSport Prices | Maruti Vitara Brezza Review

2017 Ford EcoSport India Launch Date

Model Name Expected Launch Date
2017 Ford EcoSport Launch in India Festive Season 2017

India will among the first few markets to get this car. According to some very reliable sources, the 2017 Ford EcoSport India launch will take place by the 2017 Festive season. It maybe noted that the EcoSport got a minor update in October 2015. However, the upcoming facelift is much more comprehensive in nature. It will definitely infuse a lot of freshness with this car. Testing is already underway in India and Brazil. A mildly camouflaged test mule of the upcoming compact SUV was spotted recently.

Ford recently rolled out a new variant of the EcoSport called EcoSport Platinum with new features. You can read all about it here – Ford EcoSport Platinum

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Also See – EcoSport vs Vitara Brezza vs Creta vs Duster

2017 Ford EcoSport Interior Images

Also See – Ford EcoSport USA Launch Date | Old vs New – Ford EcoSport

2017 Ford EcoSport Price in India

Variants Ambiente Trend Trend+ Titanium Titanium + Platinum Edition
Engine
1.5 L Petrol Rs. 7,11,000 Rs. 7,86,000 NA Rs. 8,82,000 NA
1.5 L Petrol AT NA Rs. 9,92,000 NA
1.0 L EcoBoost Petrol NA Rs. 8,56,000 NA Rs. 9,89,000 Rs. 10,39,000
1.5 L Diesel Rs. 7,76,000 Rs. 8,46,000 Rs. 8,86,000 Rs. 9,42,000 Rs. 10,19,000 Rs. 10,69,000

Seen above is the current Ford EcoSport price list in India. Ford India could launch the entry-level Petrol variant of the EcoSport at a starting price of around Rs. 6.75 lakh. 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 launch 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 –

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New 2017 Ford Ecosport India – Interior Styling

As we have been saying, the changes that have been made to upcoming facelift are really comprehensive in nature. This means that the 2017 EcoSport features a thoroughly re-styled exterior and interior to enhance its aesthetic appeal. The 2017 EcoSport gets a new dashboard that has a new instrument binnacle. The speedo console comes with a new Multi-Information Display and new fonts. Other than this, the upholstery is also likely to be new. The car gets a new multi-function steering wheel, rectangular-shaped AC vents, revised new centre console, and an updated SYNC infotainment system with a new touchscreen display

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New 2017 Ford Ecosport India – Exterior Styling

The biggest change on the outside is the new front fascia. The radiator grille takes inspiration from the new gen Ford Edge and even the hood, fenders and headlamps have been slightly updated. The headlamps now feature projector units and LED DRLs. Lower trims will get a convetional buld setup. 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.

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Since the India-spec model will retain the tail gate mounted spare wheel, the number plate will continue to be mounted on the rear bumper. Which means, the faux silver skid plate seen in the image below will not be a part of the updates on the 2017 Ford EcoSport for India.

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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)
Central Locking Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes
Audio System Yes (2-DIN)
Airbags Yes (2-6)
ABS Yes

*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 in 2015 to produce 100 PS-215 Nm.

Since the engine lineup is expected to be carried over unaltered, new 2017 Ford Ecosport India – specifications should not be too different from the current model. While in American markets, the new model will offer a 4×4 option, our market will not get this option.

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 L petrol, 1.5 L Diesel or a 1.0 L EcoBoost petrol. The only automatic option will be in the form of the 1.5 L Petrol with 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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The EcoSport has been a mainstay of Ford’s model lineup in India since its launch. Despite its popularity, Ford has not given the popular compact SUV any major updates since its launch. The much needed upcoming facelift should help the EcoSport appeal to a greater audience.

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more news updates on the new 2017 Ford EcoSport India launch, price, test drive review and images.

50 COMMENTS

  1. 2017 face lift model when we can by like on top yellow color with chrome grill I like to book one please repley.

    Thanks.

  2. Ford had to concentrate on few things on this new version
    1- Should have option of boot door open upwards instead of side.
    2- infotainment system like Escape latest
    3- Concentrate on millage also both petrol n diesel
    4- Provide little more width n bottle holder on back seat
    5- Cool club box in centre arm rest which holds 1trs 2 or 3bottles
    This will create more utility vehicles in maeket

  3. Plz i am waiting to hear that when you are going to remove tail mounted spare wheel for indians,atleast keep it as a option,,,,concentrate on fuel efficiency,,,waiting to buy ecosport which dont have tail mounted spare wheel

  4. Eagerly waiting for Ford 2017 with new infotainment system and no tail mounted spare wheel.

  5. I will not buy if this new face lift vehicle does not have the infotainment system with GPS Navigation.
    We are not driving Ambassador or Fiat now. The stone age is gone and we are living in a modern world.

  6. Really interested to buy EcoSport 2017 model but it must be without tail mounted spare wheel. None of the big branded SUV has tail mounted Wheels.

  7. The tail mounted spare wheel is the xfactir look and should be retained in the 2017 model. The dvd player 7 inch screen with gps should be there as an upgrade.
    Moreover, the alloy wheels and interior should be black and perhaps come in 2 tone exterior paint colour.

  8. Also please add projector headlamps and ebd and hill assist in 2017 model. Very shrp good fog lights which actually work in indian fog conditions

  9. Navigation (GPS) should be a must in 2017 Ecosport. Should retain rear camera too. Engine should be tweaked to 120 PS from the current 100 PS. Broader tyres would enhance the aggressive stance of this great SUV.
    I am willing to buy one in March 2017.

  10. Really waiting for Ecosport 2017 face lift with upgraded infotainment navigation system is must and 16″ or 17″ wheels in all variants. Which gives a perfect look to this smart SUV on the road. Moreover if company provide some easy finance facility for this SUV than definitely more people attract for buying this SUV and it gives more splendid sales volume in the market.

  11. The 2l engine should also be available as an option and that to on order and at a premium price. Yes the power of the current engine should be increase from 100ps. The diesel AMT is long due.

  12. Waiting and tracking the launch. Need infotainment on touch screen, gps nav, lesser blind zone on turns, little more fuel economy, hill assist, dual tone int, projector headlamps. Wheel on door looks good.

  13. A pillars are thick..need to change at the earliest coz it’s creating blindspots..
    …GPS NEEDED, AS ALSO CRUISE CONTROL AND REAR AC VENTS…..ARMREST FOR REAR PASSENGERS….REST IS FINE..
    MAJOR DRAWBACK THICK A PILLARS esp… ON RIGHT..
    Difficulty in right turns….

  14. Thanks for such a informatic post. I was planning for current model as per your expectation will wait till Jan 2017 up to its release.

  15. I was really thinking that it will come with 4×4 option.
    Hope to be launched in early 2017 coz m waitng for facelift model india

  16. If launching with tail mounted spare wheel than definitely we will go for other suv. Should have options for customers rather than imposing decisions on them.

  17. We want ford seven seater macho mascular suv 9-12 lacks ( rival- scorpio, safari strome, xuv 500, duster) what is the planning about…?

  18. Dr Chandrakant Vernekar
    Much interested in buying ford facelift ecosport 2017
    Let me know when to book and where
    I am from Karnataka Postal code 581343

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