The Ford EcoSport is one of the major reasons why the sub-4 metre Compact SUV category became so popular in India. The EcoSport benefits from efficient engines, a modern design, car-like driving dynamics and an attractive & competitive price tag. However, the current generation EcoSport can be said to be already in the second-half of its career. The launch of rivals like the Vitara Brezza has caused a drastic dip on the sales of the EcoSport. In response, Ford has readied a re-styled EcoSport that was revealed last year. The new Ford EcoSport 2017 has made its debut at the 2017 LA Auto Show. The Ford EcoSport 2017 new gets several styling updates. Lets get to know more about the new 2017 Ford EcoSport India launch date, price and other related details.
- 1 2017 Ford Ecosport Facelift India
- 1.1 2017 Ford EcoSport India- Launch Date
- 1.2 2017 Ford EcoSport India- Price
- 1.3 2017 Ford EcoSport India- Specifications
- 1.4 2017 Ford EcoSport India- Mileage
- 1.5 2017 Ford EcoSport India- Interior Images
- 1.6 2017 Ford EcoSport India- Rivals
- 1.7 2017 Ford EcoSport India- Interior Review
- 1.8 2017 Ford EcoSport India- Exterior Review
- 1.9 2017 Ford EcoSport India- Engine & Transmission
- 1.10 2017 Ford EcoSport India- Features
- 1.11 2017 Ford EcoSport India- Dimensions
2017 Ford Ecosport Facelift India
2017 Ford EcoSport India- Launch Date
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|2017 Ford EcoSport Launch in India||Festive Season 2017|
India will be among the first of the few markets to get this car. If reliable sources are to be believed, the 2017 Ford EcoSport India will be launched by the 2017 Festive season. It should be noted that the EcoSport got a minor update in October 2015. However, the upcoming facelift model gets much more comprehensive changes. The changes will definitely infuse a lot of freshness to the Ecosport. It’s testing is already underway in India and Brazil. A camouflaged test mule of the upcoming Ford Ecosport was spotted recently.
It is interesting that before the launch of the facelift, Ford India has come out with a new variant of the EcoSport called EcoSport Platinum with new features.
2017 Ford EcoSport India- Price
|Minimum Price||Rs 6.75 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||Rs 10.50 Lakh|
It is expected that Ford India would launch the entry-level Petrol variant of the EcoSport at a starting price of approximately Rs. 6.75 lakh. This means that the facelift model could be priced slightly lower than the current model to make the EcoSport an even more competitive buy. As of now, prices start very slightly below Rs 7 Lakh. However, the Vitara Brezza’s competitive pricing is likely to make Ford launch the 2017 EcoSport at a comparatively lower price.
2017 Ford EcoSport India- Specifications
|Engine Type/Displacement||1.5 L Ti-VCT Petrol||1.0 L EcoBoost Petrol||1.5 L TDCi Diesel|
|Max. Power||110 bhp||124 bhp||99 bhp|
|Peak Torque||140 Nm||170 Nm||205 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed MT/6-speed AT||5-speed MT||5-speed MT|
Currently the India-spec Ford EcoSport is on sale in three different engine variants. The star of the engine line-up is the very potent 1.0 EcoBoost turbo boost Petrol engine. It is believed that the 2017 EcoSport, can also get another modern engine in the form of a new 1.5 three-pot motor for the international market. In some other international markets, the 2017 EcoSport will be also be available with the current 2.0-litre motor. That said, the Indian version of the Ecosport will continue to feature all three engines in which it is presently available with. Out of the three engines, currently the most popular engine option is the 1.5-litre Turbo Diesel motor. It got its last update in 2015. It produces 100 PS of power and 215 Nm of torque.
The engine lineup is expected to be carried over without any changes. Hence, for the new 2017 Ford Ecosport India, specifications should not be too different from the current model. The new model will offer a 4×4 option in the American market, and not in the Indian market.
2017 Ford EcoSport India- Mileage
|Ford EcoSport 2017||Mileage|
|1.5 Petrol||16 KMPL|
|1.0 Turbo Petrol||19 KMPL|
|1.5 Diesel||23 KMPL|
Since there will be no change in the engine lineup of the 2017 MY EcoSport, mileage figures should remain the same as that of the current model.
2017 Ford EcoSport India- Interior Images
2017 Ford EcoSport India- Rivals
The new 2017 Ford EcosSport will continue to rival with the current lineup of compact SUVs including –
- Mahindra NuvoSport
- Maruti Vitara Brezza
- Mahindra TUV300
2017 Ford EcoSport India- Interior Review
As we mentioned earlier, the changes that the upcoming facelift model would be getting are really comprehensive in nature. This means that the 2017 EcoSport would feature a thoroughly re-styled exterior and as well as interior which would definitely enhance its aesthetic appeal. The 2017 EcoSport will have a modified dashboard that has a new instrument console. The speedo console would come with a new Multi-Information Display System. Apart from this, the upholstery is also likely to be new. The new EcoSport also gets a new multi-function steering wheel, revised new centre console, rectangular-shaped AC vents and an updated SYNC infotainment system with a new touchscreen display.
2017 Ford EcoSport India- Exterior Review
The primary change on the outside is the new front fascia. The radiator grille seems inspired from the new gen Ford Edge. Even the hood, fenders and headlamps have been slightly updated. The headlamps would now feature projector units and LED DRLs. However, the lower trims would get a conventional halogen bulb setup. Coming to the rear, the only change is a new design for the bumper. The 2017 EcoSport for India, unlike the international-spec model, will continue to have a tailgate-mounted spare wheel.
The India-spec model will retain the tail gate mounted spare wheel. Therefore, the number plate will continue to be mounted on the rear bumper. This also means that the faux silver skid plate seen in the below image will not be a part of the updates on the India spec 2017 Ford EcoSport .
2017 Ford EcoSport India- Engine & Transmission
As mentioned earlier, the 2017 EcoSport Facelift will carry forward the engine lineup of the current model without any changes. This means the buyers will have to choose from either a 1.5 L petrol, 1.5 L Diesel or a 1.0 L EcoBoost petrol. The automatic option would be available only in the 1.5 L Petrol with a 6 speed DCT. For the other engines, transmission duties will be taken care by a 5 speed manual gearbox. Ford gave the 1.5 L Diesel engine a small update which pushed the power output up to close to 10o PS. The 1.0 L EcoBoost will be the most powerful engines out of the three engines on offer with a power output of 124 bhp. Talking about the torque,the 1.5 Litre Diesel churns out the maximum amount of torque at 205 NM.
Since its launch, the EcoSport has been a mainstay of Ford’s model lineup in India . However, in spite of its popularity, Ford has not given ExoSport any major updates since its launch. The much needed upcoming facelift should help the EcoSport attract more buyers.
2017 Ford EcoSport India- Features
|Air Conditioner||Automatic Climate Control|
|Power Windows||Yes (4)
|Steering Audio Controls||Yes|
|Audio System||Yes (2-DIN)|
|Push Button Start||Yes|
|All Wheel Drive||No|
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2017 Ford EcoSport India- Dimensions
|Ford Ecosport 2017||Dimensions|
|Kerb Weight||1222-1272 KGs
|Wheel Type and Size||16” Alloys
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