New Ford Ecosport 2017 launch this Diwali?

Since its launch in 2013, Ecosport has been one of the highest vehicle for the company. This was the first compact SUV and since then things have been moving quickly in this segment. Maruti, Mahindra, Honda all have got into this segment. After about four years, Ford Ecosport 2017 is coming. This is the facelift version of the existing SUV. but there are multiple changes made on to it. So now the questions are:

What are the changes made on the Ford Ecosport 2017?

There are multiple changes in the design of the new Ecosport 2017. To begin with, there is an all fascia on this SUV. The rear also has some amount of changes too. A new 1.5-litre petrol engine is offered and the dashboard has seen major changes. So the layout is different from the current one. Some additional features will be offered too.

If you should wait for this one?

You should most certainly wait for this update. The new Ecosport 2017 will be a lot different in design and this will be very much evident.  Also, the new petrol engine has better performance and mileage too. Ford will be exporting this same model to other markets like the USA as well.

New Ford Ecosport 2017 Price in India

ModelPrice (on-road)
Ford Ecosport Base ModelINR 8 lakhs
Ford Ecosport Top Model DieselINR 12.3 lakhs

Pricing of the Ecosport was recently revised. Expect the New Ford Ecosport 2017 to be priced between INR 8.5 lakhs to INR 12 lakhs (on-road price). There has been a drop in the pricing after GST. This reduction has been by about INR 30,000, which makes it a better value for money product. This is the price at which other compact SUVs are also made available.

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New Ford Ecosport 2017 rear

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New Ford Ecosport 2017 Design

To begin with, there is a large front grille just like we have seen in the Ford Endeavour. It does resemble the design of new Ford SUVs. This also makes it seem bigger. The grille is dominated by horizontal chrome slats. The new headlamp is sharper than before. A redesigned front bumper and fog lamps. With this new fascia, the Ecosport has a lot of similarity to the  The side profile hasn’t changed much. It is similar to the current SUV.

The side profile of the Ecosport 2017 hasn’t changed at all. There will be a new design for the alloy wheels. This time mostly 16-inch wheels are also likely to be offered. The rear hasn’t really changed. It is so much similar to the current Ecosport. The spare tyre remains at the back for the Indian car market. There is no change in the dynamics of the car also.

New Ford Ecosport 2017

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2017 Ford Ecosport facelift Interior

New Ford Ecosport 2017 interior touchscreen

The interiors are all new. There is a new centre console, new steering wheel and multiple new features too. More than features the new cabin feels a lot more upmarket. This is what makes it a good offering. There is a large touchscreen infotainment system, navigation, reverse camera and bluetooth connectivity. Underneath that are the AC vents, there is the climate control. An all new three-spoke steering wheel and new instrument cluster too.

There is no change in the space of the Ecosport 2017. It is the same like before. There is more than sufficient space in both the rows. We reckon, this time there could be rear AC vents also on offer. As the competition is gearing up with more features. The boot size is decent and it is more than sufficient for luggage for a family for 4 for a weekend trip.

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New Ford Ecosport 2017 Features

Exterior

  • Projector headlamps
  • Daytime running LEDs
  • 16-inch wheels
  • Rear mounted tyre
  • Roofrails
  • Under 4 metre length

Interior

  • Keyless Entry (Smart key)
  • Push start and stop
  • Touchscreen infotainment system
  • MirrorLink
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • USB and aux input
  • Rear AC vents (expected)
  • Climate control

Safety

New Ford Ecosport 2017 Engine

The new Ford Ecosport 2017 will be getting the new Dragon petrol engine. This will likely replace the current 1.5-litre petrol engine. The second petrol engine will be the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol. In diesel there is the 1.5-litre diesel with 100bhp of power and 210Nm of torque.

The new petrol engine is likely to be the new-gen engine that will be having better performance and even mileage. This engine will be the entry-level one and shall be producing good enough power. This will be coign with a five-speed manual and a  six-speed dual-clutch transmission. This engine if it comes on the Ecosport then it will even mean that it shall even be offered on the other Fords like the Figo and even the Aspire when they get their facelift. The Ecoboost 1.0 will be the most powerful option and this will be coming with a five-speed manual transmission. The engine will be producing about 125bhp of power, making it the most powerful option.

At the moment, Ford is the only compact SUV manufacturer that is offering a dual-transmission, but on a petrol engine. This transmission improves the performance and mileage of the engine.

Ford Ecosport Mileage

New Ford Ecosport 2017 Mileage

EngineMileage (ARAI)
1.5-litre petrol12 km/l
1.5-litre petrol auto13 km/l
1.0-litre petrol14 km/l
1.5-litre diesel16 km/l

The New Ford Ecosport 2017 will return around 12km/l for the petrol and around 16 km/l for the diesel model. The 1.5-litre petrol is a more efficient engine. The the 1.0-litre engine is more about performance. The diesel engine is the best option when it omes to performance and mileage.

Also Read: Ford slashes current Ecosport price

New Ford Ecosport 2017 Colours

There shall be a couple of new colours at the most. But most of the other colours shall stay. The white, silver, grey, black and even the brown are likely will continue. There could be a new blue colour on offer on the new Ecosport.

New Ford Ecosport 2017 Dimensions

Length3999 mm
Width1765 mm
Height1708 mm
Wheelbase2520 mm
Ground Clearance200 mm
Kerb Weight1222 kg

 

Ford Ecosport 2017 Competition

The new Ecosport will be competing with several SUVs in this segment. We share some details of the SUVs that it will be competing with.

Ford Ecosport 2017 vs Maruti Vitara Brezza

The current Ecosport and the Brezza are already neck-to-neck and the updated one will continue to fight it out with the new Ecosport. The new Ecosport will have a few advantages on the Brezza, this will include more engine options and the diesel being more powerful too. So, the three engines shall be 1.0-litre turbo petrol, 1.5-litre dragon petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Maruti has the advantage of better drivability in city and the brand’s service network. Maruti has a better brand name too.

Ford Ecosport 2017 vs Tata Nexon

This is a close one between the two. Both offer petrol and diesel engines and are oriented towards driving joy. Both look stylish and have good performance too. Nexon and Ecosport are likely to have similar features too. The Ecosport shall get an update in features and price will be the only deciding factor these two SUVs.

 

New Ford Ecosport 2017
  • Design
  • Interiors
  • Features
  • Performance
  • Mileage
  • Value for money
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Summary

New Ford Ecosport 2017 looks promising with more features and does look more modern. There is also a new engine on offer as well.

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