2018 Ford EcoSport spotted, to be launched in India by next year

The facelifted version of the compact SUV Ford EcoSport has been recently spotted, which is on its way to Mexico. Although the design and styling of the upcoming compact SUV are similar to Ford's models and the images suggests that the car will get cosmetic enhancements both at the exterior and interior.

By: | Published: July 15, 2017 1:22 PM

Ford EcoSport

Ford unveiled the EcoSport facelift at the Los Angeles Motor Show that is expected to be launched in the US by 2018 followed by a launch in India. The facelifted version of the compact SUV has been recently spotted by Carwale, which is on its way to Mexico. Although the design and styling of the upcoming compact SUV are similar to Ford's models and the images suggests that the car will get cosmetic enhancements both at the exterior and interior. The compact SUV will be based on the car manufacturer's B-segment platform, which also underpins the Fiesta. The exterior is expected to get front grille with chrome finishing, sharper headlamps & fog lamps and new 17-inch alloy wheel as standard. At the rear, the new Ford EcoSport facelift will get tailgate mounted a spare wheel and revised bumper with diffuser. The higher versions will also be equipped with DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps).

The cabin of the upcoming Ford EcoSport facelift will get new features and will be heavily reworked. The car manufacturer will offer the compact SUV with a touchscreen infotainment system which will feature SYNC3 system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability along with a steering mounted audio and phone controls.

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The facelifted Ford EcoSport is expected to be powered by the existing engine options, a 1.5-litre petrol and diesel as well as the 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol unit. The 1.5-litre petrol engine will be paired with an automatic and manual transmission option, while the 1.0 litre EcoBoost and diesel unit will come only with a manual transmission.

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    Bonji
    Jul 17, 2017 at 10:58 am
    Ford had given a super facelift for the ecosport. The headlights in previous model were so much inadequate and now there is a dual chamber setup but hid's could be avoided and sticking on to yellow led headlights for dim with projectors would be much more efficient very useful in rains etc rather than white light which is only a looker and less functional. The interiors have gone a step up but there is still man minimum machine maximum ideology so less space inside may be ford could work on that. In Europe ford launched the new Fiesta which has a 120ps diesel engine with a mileage around 28kmpl and this could be brought to ecosport too, we dont need 120ps here we need close to 100ps only but the 270nm torque will be enough and that can make a lot of difference in the driving experience of the already wonderful car More useful features like one touch /Remote operable power windows for all, better armrests, cornering fog lights, puddle lamps,Velvet like seat material etc can be add.
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      Puneet lakra
      Jul 16, 2017 at 9:22 am
      Ford ecosport diesel must be launched in dual clutch automatic gear box to survive against it's compe ion with brezza, wrv creta.
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