Ford has witnessed success with its first compact SUV in India, the EcoSport. It was launched in petrol and diesel engine options, along with their revolutionary EcoBoost engine as well.
Indian consumers have taken a liking to diesel powered vehicles and same was the case with Ford's EcoSport. It's been awhile since the compact SUV was launched in India and has not been updated.
Now the American based automobile manufacturer is expected to give its EcoSport a much needed facelift. This will include minor exterior and interior updates, along with a few additional features.
They are also expected to tune-up the diesel engine for more performance. No mechanical changes will be carried out on the engine, just a basic re-tune for better fuel-efficiency and added power.
Here are the technical details of current EcoSport diesel engine:
- Engine: 1.5-litre, four cylinder diesel
- Horsepower: 89.81
- Torque: 204 Nm
- Gearbox: 5-speed manual transmission
We are expecting a significant increase in both horsepower and torque of this compact SUV. Gear ratios could also be revised for a more driver focussed experience by Ford engineers.