Here comes the day when Ford India will launch the updated version of its popular sub-4m SUV in India today. Ford EcoSport 2017 Facelift is undoubtedly one of the most awaited cars for this year which will further intensify the rivalry in the segment. The company also initiated the online bookings for the new EcoSport facelift by partnering with e-commerce giant – Amazon. The all new EcoSport will be new on the outside, side as well as in terms of mechanicals too. All the necessary details about the 2017 EcoSport has been leaked online ahead of its scheduled India launch. Also Read: Ford EcoSport 2017 Facelift India Launch LIVE Updates; Expected Price, Features, Images & Interior
Talking about the exterior design, the 2017 Ford EcoSport gets new projector headlamps with LED DRLs, bolder grille design, new fog lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lights and more. In terms of dimensions, the SUV measures 3999mm in length, 1765mm in width, 1708mm in height with wheelbase and ground clearance of 2520mm and 200mm respectively. Inside the cabin, the updated avatar of EcoSport sports new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, new steering wheel, new instrument panel, body coloured inserts and more. Read More: New Ford EcoSport 2017 Facelift Launching Today in India; Price, Images, Interior & Features
On the mechanical front, the all-new EcoSport will continue to be offered in both petrol and diesel engines wherein the petrol unit will an all-new 1.5-litre Vi-TCT petrol whereas the oil burner remains the same. The former is tuned to develop maximum power of 121bhp with peak torque of 150 Nm while the latter is capable of churning 99bhp of peak power with 205Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties on the new EcoSport SUV will be carried out by 5-speed manual for the petrol and 6-speed manual for the diesel version. The petrol and diesel engines are claimed to return fuel economy of 17 kmpl and 23 kmpl respectively. Also Read: 2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift – All You Need to Know
As far as the pricing is concerned, all new 2017 Ford EcoSport is expected to be slightly premium than that of current version. Having said that Ford India will be looking to keep the prices pretty competitive. So, we speculate that the SUV could be priced in the range of INR 6.5 lakh – INR 12 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched, this all-new offering from Ford India will go against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra TUV300 and others in the segment.
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