New Ford EcoSport facelift launch will take place at an official event in Gurgaon tomorrow. Prices likely to start below Rs 7 lakh. Will come with 1.5 Dragon petrol engine
Ford India will launch the new EcoSport facelift tomorrow. The new Ford EcoSport facelift launch follows the introduction of the Tata Nexon SUV. The refreshed SUV from Ford will now try to outclass the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the new model from Tata Motors. The EcoSport facelift gets a comprehensively updated exterior and interior. It also gets a new 1.5-litre Dragon petrol engine that replaces the TiVCT motor. Prices will likely start below Rs 7 lakh Here are all the available details on the specifications, the features, and the mileage.
Ford EcoSport Facelift Launch Date
|Launch Date||9 November 2017|
The launch of the facelift happens merely a few weeks after the introduction of the Tata Nexon. The EcoSport was once the highest selling model in its segment. It was overtaken by the Vitara Brezza, which has been the current market leader in this segment. Also, the introduction of the Nexon makes the competition even fiercer. The refreshed Ford SUV will now try to reclaim its lost glory by offering an updated visual package, more features, and a new petrol engine.
Ford EcoSport Facelift Price in India
|Base Model||Rs 6.90 Lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 11.10 Lakh|
Prices of the facelifted EcoSport are very likely to start below Rs 7 lakh. The base petrol model should have an ex-showroom price of Rs 6.90 lakh. The fully-loaded Diesel model should cost a little more than Rs 11 lakh. The Nexon has gone on sale at a really competitive price point. Hence, it gets really necessary for Ford India to price its new offering very competitively. Much like the Nexon, the EcoSport facelift offers both Petrol and Diesel engines. However, there’s no automatic for the Diesel, at least not at the moment.
Ford EcoSport Facelift Images
Ford EcoSport Facelift Specifications
|Engine||1.5 L Ti-VCT Petrol (new!)||1.5 L TDCi Diesel|
|Power||122 bhp||99 bhp|
|Torque||150 Nm||205 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed MT/6-speed Powershift dual-clutch AT||5-speed MT|
The 2017 EcoSport comes with the new 1.5-litre three-cylinder Dragon petrol engine that replaces the four-cylinder unit of the pre-facelift model. The Diesel engine has been carried over, while the 1.0 EcoBoost has been discontinued owing to really low demand. The new 1.5-litre petrol engine outputs a max. power of 122 BHP and a peak torque of 150 Nm. The Diesel engine on offer outputs 99 BHp and 205 Nm. Both the engines come mated to a 5-speed Manual Transmission. Additionally, the 1.5-litre engine also offers a 6-speed Powershift dual-clutch transmission. It may be noted here that this is the only car in its segment to offer a dual clutch gearbox.
Ford EcoSport Facelift Mileage
|Ford EcoSport 2017||Mileage|
|1.5 Petrol||16 KMPL|
|1.5 Diesel||23 KMPL|
Of the two engines, it is, of course, the 1.5-litre Diesel unit that is the most pocket-friendly. The new 1.5-litre Dragon Petrol engine should offer a peak mileage of up to 16 KMPL
Ford EcoSport Facelift Features
- New Design Alloy Wheels
- New Front Grille
- Updated Headlamps
- New Foglamp Enclosures
- Faux Skid Plate
- Updated LED Taillights
- New Instrument Cluster
- Body-coloured Dashboard Trim
- New Centre Console
- New Steering Wheel
- Infotainment Controls on Steering Wheel
- SYNC3 Infotainment Unit
- New Aircon Controls
- New Upholstery
- Grab Handle on Dashboard
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