Ford EcoSport Facelift – All You Need To Know

Ford EcoSport Facelift – All You Need To Know

By: || Updated: 08 Nov 2017 07:30 PM

With the facelift, the EcoSport skips the turbocharged Ecoboost engine and gets a new Dragon series 1.5-litre petrol motor. All questions about the EcoSport facelift answered here.



Ford EcoSport Facelift



Ford India’s dark horse, the EcoSport, is all set to get a mid-cycle facelift tomorrow.  Except for the addition of a Platinum variant, the compact SUV didn’t receive any update since the time it was first launched back in 2013. Hence, Ford is bringing this facelift with extensive changes both inside and out. In fact, the additions and deletions have gone inside the bonnet as well. It’s time to find out what the EcoSport facelift has in store for us.



Ford EcoSport



What makes the exterior look smarter?



The updated EcoSport has received extensive changes to its looks. Most of it is limited to the front fascia where it gets a redesigned front profile with a single hexagonal radiator grille (split one in its predecessor), bigger headlamps with bi-xenon lighting and LED daytime running lights and restyled fog lamp housings with integrated turn signals. The bonnet is slightly raised in the centre and gradually drops toward the sides.



Except for the addition of new 17-inch alloy wheels on the Titanium+ variant, the side profile is almost similar to the pre-facelift EcoSport. At the rear, it gets a new spare wheel cover and a minor tweak to the bumper. The rest of the details have been left untouched.



Ford EcoSport



Ford EcoSport facelift colours



Among the seven colour options of the outgoing model, four shades - Golden Bronze, Kinetic Blue, Mars Red and Panther Black – have been replaced by these new colours - Absolute Black, Race Red, Lightning Blue and Canyon Ridge. The remaining three colours are the Diamond White, Moondust Silver and Smoke Grey.



What makes the interiors more adorable?



Ford EcoSport Interiors



You’ll be completely surprised as soon as you step inside the updated EcoSport. The cabin is a radical departure from the earlier one, and has been bestowed with a new instrument cluster (4.2-inch MID screen for higher variants and a 2.3-inch for the lower ones) and a floating SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.



Ford EcoSport Infotainment System



Furthermore, it gets a soft-touch material at the top of the dashboard and a new steering wheel. It continues to get dual-zone automatic climate control and leather upholstery among other features seen in its predecessor.



What makes the cruising happier?



Ford EcoSport Engine



The EcoSport facelift is no longer available with the critically-acclaimed 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre Ecoboost turbocharged petrol engine and the older 4-cylinder, 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated petrol engine this time around. Instead, it gets a new 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder TiVCT petrol motor from the new Dragon series of engines that generates a phenomenal power output of 123PS and 150Nm of peak torque. This engine can be had with either a new 6-speed torque convertor or a 5-speed manual gearbox. Ford has retained the 1.5-litre diesel mill with the 5-speed manual gearbox with the facelift.



The EcoSport facelift returns mileage figures of 17kmpl (14.8kmpl-AT) and 23kmpl with its petrol and diesel engines, respectively.



Ford EcoSport Variants



The Ford EcoSport is available in five variants – Ambiente, Trend, Trend+, Titanium and Titanium+.



Ford EcoSport Ambiente



The entry-level Ambiente variant gets the following key features:



























Safe clutch start



Emergency brake light flashing



Crash unlocking system (Door unlock with light flashing)



Audio with AM/FM, MP3, Aux-in, USB



Power door locks



4 speakers – front and rear



Engine immobiliser



Bluetooth handsfree/audio stream



Approach lights and homesafe headlamps



Halogen quad beam reflector headlamps with chrome bezel




Ford EcoSport Trend



Here are the key features of the Trend trim:















Dual USB ports with illumination



Mobile navigation with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto



2 front tweeters



Steering-mounted controls




Ford EcoSport Facelift Steering



Ford EcoSport Trend+



The Trend+ gets the following features over the Trend trim:



















Rear parking sensor



Height-adjustable driver seat



Power-folding ORVMs



Front full console armrest with storage



Rear parcel tray



Driver window one-touch up/down




 



Ford EcoSport Titanium



The Titanium variant of the EcoSport facelift gets the following important features:























Push start/stop and smart entry with capacitive sensor



Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob



Rear seat centre armrest with cup holders



Multicolour footwell ambient lighting



Projector beam headlamps



High speed warning



LED Daytime Running Lights


 


Ford EcoSport Facelift Projector Headlamps



Except for the paddle shifter, the Titanium automatic continues to get the same features as seen in its predecessor – HLA (Hill Launch Assist), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), EBA (Electronic Brake Assist) and TCS (Traction Control System).  



Ford EcoSport Titanium+



The feature list of the top-spec Titanium+ variant of the EcoSport includes:



















ISOFIX child seat anchorages



Automatic headlamps (on/off)



Cruise control with adjustable speed limiter



Glovebox illumination



Rain-sensing wipers



Tyre pressure monitoring system




To know which variant is best for you, head over to our Ford EcoSport Facelift – Variants Explained story.



Prices



We expect Ford to charge a premium of around Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 over the current EcoSport for each variant. Stay tuned to CarDekho to know the precise prices of the EcoSport facelift.



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