New 2017 Ford Ecosport to be Unveiled Soon


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 in the coming weeks. Expected to go on sale as a 2017 model, the refreshed EcoSport will boast several styling updates. Read on to find more on new 2017 Ford EcoSport India launch date, price and other related details.

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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 Q1, 2017

The 2017 EcoSport will make its world premiere by the end of October 2016. 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. It 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 January next year.

Also See – EcoSport vs Vitara Brezza vs Creta vs Duster

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

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 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.

2017 ford ecosport photos interior speedo

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.

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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)

*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.2017 ford ecosport images front angle

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 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.

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

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


  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.