Unveiled at the 2016 LA Auto Show last year, the 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift is making its way to India. While the model will soon go on sale in America (for the first time) and Europe, the model is expected to be launched in India in late 2017.
Ahead of its Indian debut, the 2017 Ford EcoSport has been spotted in India for the first time. The image, which seems to have been taken at a Ford Service centre in India, reveals a partly camouflaged test-mule of the upcoming version of the compact SUV. The spy image does not divulge much details save for the new black alloy wheels.
Visually, the new EcoSport facelift gets a new Endeavour inspired trapezoidal front grille with chrome slats flanked by a honeycomb structure. The headlamps section now receives a projector unit with L shaped DRLs while the turn indicators make their way to the fog lamp cluster. Also on offer is a bigger skid plate. Either sides of the model remain largely untouched with the only exceptions being the chrome underline for the windows and the new 17 inch alloy wheels. At the rear, the tail-gate mounted spare wheel would be retained (US spec model receives the spare is replaced by the registration plate recess and a chrome appliqué), while a redesigned skid plate could be offered.
Inside, the U.S. spec Ford EcoSport comes equipped with a host of features such as a new dashboard and instrument cluster layout, all black theme with copper accents and an 8 inch Ford SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can read more about the interiors here.
The US spec 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift would be available with two engine options: a 1.0-litre three cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine and a 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol engine. Both the models will come mated to a six speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-litre engine will feature Ford’s Intelligent 4WD standard system. Expect the India-spec model to be powered by the same engines as the current generation model.
Spy image courtesy: OnCars