2017 Ford EcoSport launched in India. Prices for the new 2017 Ford EcoSport In India start at Rs 7.31 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi). The new Ford Ecosport facelift features new engine & gearbox options, revised front styling, new wheels and a host of new tech on the inside.
We have driven the 2017 EcoSport and we thought that the compact SUV boasts a whole lot of improvements and the only remaining aspect is the price.
Here are the live updates on the launch of the Ford EcoSport 2017:
The 2017 EcoSport is available in 7 colours and 10 different variants.
The new Ford EcoSport facelift returns a mileage of 14.8kpl.
The 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift prices for the petrol model start at Rs 7.31 lakh and diesel model price start at Rs 8.01 lakh. The EcoSport petrol automatic starts at Rs 9.34 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).
The 2017 EcoSport comes with a new 6-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters on the petrol version.
Ford is offering front dual airbags and ABS as standard across variants with top-spec variants with six airbags.
The new EcoSport comes with new floating 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Ford's new SYNC 3 feature.
The EcoSport facelift features armrests in front as well as for passenger at the rear.
The 2017 EcoSport continues to come with the spare wheel mounted at the tailgate keeping the Indian buyer's requirement.
Ford India has strengthened its presence in the country with a focus on after-sales service.
The new Ford EcoSport boasts of 1,600 new changes.
The new Ford Ecosport facelift features new engine & gearbox options, revised front styling, new wheels and a host of new tech on the inside.
Ford EcoSport Facelift Price List And Variants
The 2017 Ford EcoSport is available in 5 different variants - Ambiente, Trend, Trend+, Titanium, and Titanium+ - with both petrol and diesel options. Petrol version of the Trend+ and Titanium+ variants of the facelifted Ecosport are only available with the new automatic gearbox, with the latter also getting steering-mounted paddle shifters.
2017 Ford EcoSport Petrol Price List
|Trend+ AT||Rs 934,100|
|Titanium+ AT||Rs 1,099,100|
2017 Ford EcoSport Diesel Price List
2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift Design And Features
The major design change in the new 2017 Ford EcoSport is seen up front. The split grille of the previous EcoSport has been replaced by a smaller version of the one found on the larger Endeavour. The new grille is garnished in chrome and Ford's blue oval badge is placed in the centre between the two horizontal slats.
Flanking the grille are new projector headlamps which are larger in size and also feature integrated LED daytime running lights. The turn signals are placed in a new triangular enclosure along with the fog lamps and sit lower on the bumper which also features an integrated skid plate.
The only major changes on the sides are the new roof rails and a set of 17-inch alloy wheels fitted with 205/50 R17 tyres, which are only available with the top-spec Titanium+ variant. The rear end of the new Ford EcoSport remains unchanged and also features an integrated skid plate on the rear bumper.
Inside, the changes are quite extensive though the EcoSport does retain its all-black interior theme. The biggest change being the addition of the new 8-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system.
The new infotainment system uses Ford's Sync 3 system and allows for voice commands. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are present for the new infotainment system with the latter getting Siri integration but missing out navigation. The infotainment display is connected to a 7-speaker audio system.
Other changes include a brand new but bare-bones instrument cluster, new air vents for the A/C whose controls are borrowed from the Figo and feature a piano black surround, twin USB ports and numerous storage spaces.
In terms of safety, the new 2017 EcoSport gets two airbags and ABS with EBD as standard across all variants. The Top-spec Titanium+ variants get 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, traction controls, electronic stability control, emergency brake assist, hill start assist, cruise control with speed limiter, and ISOFIX child seat mounts.
2017 Ford EcoSport Specifications & Mileage
The new Ford Ecosport is available in India with two engine and gearbox options. The all-new 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine produces 121bhp at 6,500rpm and 150Nm of torque at 4,500rpm. The new engine codenamed 'Dragon' is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The petrol EcoSport returns a mileage of 17kpl when paired to the manual gearbox and 14.8kpl with the new automatic transmission. The diesel version of the new EcoSport is carried over from the pre-facelift SUV and still displaces 1.5-litres.
The 1,498cc four-cylinder engine of the diesel EcoSport produces 98.6bhp at 3,750rpm and 205Nm of torque between 1,750-3,250rpm. The diesel EcoSport is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and returns a mileage of 23kpl.
The Ford EcoSport started the compact SUV revolution in India and with the new facelifted 2017 version, the American carmaker returns with an extremely appealing package which customers will find hard to ignore.