The much awaited 2017 Ford Ecosport facelift has been launched in India. The facelift 2017 Ford Ecosport has been launched after four years of its introduction in the new segment in India that has recently seen a great boom in the country. With more and more players venturing into the expanding compact SUV segment in India, Ford Motors is surely going to capture a significant share in the segment with the launch of the 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift.
2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift launched in India at Rs. 7.30 lakh
Ford Motors has introduced the all-new 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift. The Ford Ecosport was launched in India four years ago but there had been no major changes in the compact SUV so far. The company has launched the Ford EcoSport facelift in the competitive compact SUV segment that is increasing at a steady pace. The new 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift gets all-new interior and exteriors. Besides the cosmetic changes, the 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift will also get a brand new petrol engine for more choice for the consumer.
Major comeback for the Ford EcoSport
The sub-compact SUV segment which is currently being led by the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has seen several major automakers introducing new products in this ever-burgeoning segment. Playing on the price factor, the new 2017 Ford Ecosport that comes loaded with several attractive features is aimed at giving a tough competition to the segment leader. The economically-priced feature-loaded EcoSport facelift, has a chance to make a big comeback in the SUB compact segment.
Here are the 5 must know facts of the 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift
Under the Hood
The new 2017 Ford Ecosport facelift will now come with two engine options Diesel as well as Petrol. While the new 2017 Ford Ecosport facelift gets the existing 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine, an all-new 1.5-litre petrol is also being introduced in the sub-compact SUV. The all-new 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine that the petrol variant of the 2017 Ford Ecosport facelift will carry will offer more power to the Ford Ecosport facelift. The Ecoboost petrol engine has been discontinued by Ford India which was earlier available with the outgoing EcoSport.
The all-new 1.5-litre petrol engine produces a much better 123 PS and 150 Nm of peak torque. It has been reported that the outgoing model churns only 100 PS. The all-new petrol engine is lighter than the outgoing model and hence it is expected to deliver better mileage.
Transmission and Segment-first features of the new 2017 Ford Ecosport facelift
As per the report, the engine of the 2017 Ford Ecosport facelift will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The all-new petrol engine which going to be introduced in the 2017 Ford Ecosport facelift will get a new six-speed torque convertor automatic unit. This unit will facilitate features like Hill Launch Assist and Paddle Shift. These features are claimed to be a segment-first for the Indian market.
Feature-Rich – Entertainment for passenger as well
The new Ford EcoSport facelift is loaded with several cosmetic and mechanical features. The new Ecosport will now offer cruise control. As per the report, all the controls will be on the steering wheel of the sub-compact SUV. An all-new touchscreen infotainment system has been added to the new Ecosport. In addition to the touchscreen, a new rear seat entertainment system has also been added to the 2017 Ecosport facelift for the passengers.
The all-new Ford Ecosport facelift has been equipped with Six airbags. Only the top version of the new 2017 Ford Ecosport facelift will get six airbags while two front airbags and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) will come as a standard fitment across all the Ford Ecosport facelift variants. For improved safety, the 2017 Ford Ecosport also comes equipped with SYNC3 and Emergency Assistance feature.
Facet of the sub-compact SUV
The new Ford EcoSport is measured at 3,998 mm long, 1,765 mm wide and 1,647 mm high. The height of the new 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift is measured without roof rails. The new Ford EcoSport also carries a longer wheelbase of 2,519 mm. With 346 litres of boot space, the new Ecosport offers sufficient luggage space for the weekend trips. By folding the rear seats of the new 2017 Ecosport, the boot space can be further expanded to 705 litres.
Source: Auto Car India