Ford EcoSport 2017 Facelift: Price in India Starts from INR 7.31 lakh, Features, Images, Review: – The all-new Ford Ecosport 2017 Facelift is declared as one of the most awaited cars to be launched and unveiled in the whole nation India. As the sub-compact SUV is all set to hit the domestic market of India by the second week of this month, the full catalog of the SUV already goes leaked online proceeding to its launch revealing mileage, safety features, color options and dimensions and so on.
At the early time, alternative wise details of the new Ecosport surfaced online which discloses some features and specs of the trim levels. That will be offered in the 5 trim levels, the updated version of EcoSport will appear and available at both diesel guises and petrol.
According to the leaked brochure, this is the refreshed avatar of EcoSport that will be offered in 7 exciting tones – Lightning Blue, Moondust Silver, Canyon Ridge, Race Red, Diamond White, Absolute Black and Smoke Grey.
The SUV will measure 3998mm in length 1765mm in width and 1647mm in height and the wheelbase of 2519mm and ground clearance of 200mm.
This is the new EcoSport arrives with boot space of 352-liters which can be increased to 1178-liters which are going to folding the rear seats.
The all-new EcoSport facelift sports cosmetic changes on the exterior front that is consists of the new grille at the front which features, the gloss black for Ambiente, silver accents for Trend and chrome accents for Titanium variants.
Needless to say, the halogen quadbeam reflector headlights is now offering all crucial variants except for the top-end variants which are equipped with projector lights with LED DRLs.
The Ambiente and Trend variants get 15-inch steel wheels at the same time as the Trend+ and Titanium versions arrived fitted with 16-inch steel rims and 16-inch alloys in that order.
The top-spec Titanium+ variant only gets 17-inch alloys.
The important features available on the inside and it will refresh the EcoSport SUV features new upholstery, 8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system (Titanium Trim only), 6.5-inch touchscreen that will be showcased the lower trims.
The SYNC 3 with voice control and steering mounted controls will be also visible. Auxiliary pleasing to the eye some stuff which will be the convenience and comfort, the SUV gets rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and rear-view camera, engine start/stop button, Smart Entry, speed warnings, activate seat belt reminder, power folding ORVMs, driver height adjustable seat.
In the matter of the safety aspect, the all-new Ford Ecosport is equipped with dual airbags, ABS & EBD as standard all the way through the lineup.
Some other safety features are like, the rear parking sensors, EBA, ESC, traction control, hill launch assist, ISOFIX child seat mounts, cruise control with speed limiter, side and curtain airbags and something important and worth are also offered on the top-of-the-line variant.
Ford India earlier declares that the new EcoSport will be equipped with an all-new 1.5-litre Dragon petrol engine. The motor is tuned to produce 121 BHP @ 6,500 rpm with 150 Nm of torque @ 4,500 rpm which will be mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic unit with paddle shifters.
The company is, though; preserves the 1.5-litre diesel engine which powers the current model. The oil burner can churn out 99 BHP @ 3,750 rpm and 205 Nm of torque @ 1,750-3,250 rpm that will be coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The petrol engine is said to return the fuel efficiency of 17kmpl while the diesel engine returns 23kmpl. Coming to the price point, the base variant of the new EcoSport is expected to commence from INR 7.3 lakh (ex-showroom) while the top-end model is likely to get a price tag of INR 11.5 lakh (ex-showroom). This is the EcoSport SUV of 2017 will compete in the lucrative sub-4m segment with Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra TUV300.