Ford EcoSport Facelift – All You Need To Know

Ford EcoSport Facelift – All You Need To Know

By: || Updated: 20 Dec 2017 11:30 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.

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Ford EcoSport Facelift

Ford India’s dark horse, the EcoSport, has got a mid-cycle facelift on November 9.  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 has brought 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colour options of the outgoing model, four shades - Golden Bronze, Kinetic Blue, Mars Red and Panther Black – have been replaced by these new colours - Absolute Black, Race Red, Lightning Blue and Canyon Ridge.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 (8.0-inch MID screen for higher variants and a 6.5-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+. Have a look at their prices before we head over to know what each variant offers.

Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Ford EcoSport Variants Petrol Diesel
Ambiente Rs 7.31 lakh Rs 8.01 lakh 
Trend Rs 8.04 lakh  Rs 8.71 lakh 
Trend+ Rs 9.34 lakh (auto) Rs 9.10 lakh 
Titanium Rs 9.17 lakh  Rs 9.85 lakh 
Titanium+ Rs 10.99 lakh (auto) Rs 10.67 lakh 

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.

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