The all-new Ford Ecosport facelift is fast picking pace in the market and you just can’t ignore this vehicle on the road. Launched in India at an attractive price of Rs. 7.30 lakh, 2017 Ford Ecosport facelift is capturing a significant share in the segment. With numerous cosmetic and major mechanical changes, the facelift subcompact SUV 2017 Ford Ecosport facelift is a tough competition in the segment, especially for market leader Maruti Suzuki Vitara Breeza and newly launched Tata Nexon.
The new facelift version of the Ford Ecosport is a major change that Ford Motors has brought in the segment after a gap of about four years. The Ecosport did not see any major changes since the launch of compact SUV in India.
5 things About 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift
The new 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift gets copious modifications on the interior as well as exterior. In addition to the cosmetic changes, the new Ford EcoSport facelift also gets a new engine. Let’s check out all the features that you just can’t miss in the all-new subcompact SUV.
Brand new Engine
The Ford Ecosport facelift now gets an all-new 1.5-litre petrol engine. The engine has been introduced in the Ecosport for the first time and now the Ford subcompact SUV will have two engine options – the existing 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine and the new petrol engine. The new 1.5-litre petrol engine churns out 123 PS and 150 Nm of peak torque. The lighter petrol unit is also expected to deliver better mileage than the outgoing Ford Ecosport.
2017 Ford Ecosport Facelift has a new transmission unit
In addition to the new 1.5-litre petrol engine, the new Ford Ecosport facelift will get a new automatic transmission unit as well. It has been reported that the new Ecosport gets a six-speed torque convertor automatic unit as transmission option. The new Ecosport will also facilitate driving safety features such as Paddle Shift and Hill Launch Assist. Claimed as first-in-the-segment, the features are bound to make driving more comfortable.
Safer and secure travelling
The facelift version of the 2017 Ford Ecosport offers best in the segment safety features. Equipped with Six airbags (In the top-of-the-line model), the Ecosport claims to be the safest in the segment. ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and two front airbags will come standard across the Ecosport line-up. The Emergency Assistance feature adds to the safety features of the new Ecosport.
Premium and attractive interior of New Ford Ecosport
The new Ecosport facelift comes equipped with cruise control for a comfortable driving experience. The new Ecosport gets all-new touchscreen infotainment system that adds more style to the cabin. What adds to the premium appeal of the car is the new rear seat entertainment system for the passengers.