The EcoSport compact SUV from Ford has been a very successful model for the car manufacturer. It can be said that the Ecosport was responsible for kickstarting the compact SUV segment in the Indian market. That said, with the launch of new products like the Maruti Vitara Brezza, the Ecosport’s sales have taken a hit. Ford unveiled the 2017 Ford EcoSport last year. It has now got updates to the exteriors and interiors. In this Ford EcoSport old vs new comparion, we will be comparing the upcoming new model EcoSport with the existing one to find out what all is new.
- 1 Ford EcoSport Old vs New
- 1.1 Ford EcoSport Old vs New- Exterior Comparison
- 1.2 Ford EcoSport Old vs New- Interior Comparison
- 1.3 Ford EcoSport Old vs New- Specifications
- 1.4 Ford EcoSport Old vs New- Mileage
- 1.5 Ford EcoSport Old vs New- Dimensions
- 1.6 Ford EcoSport Old vs New- Verdict
- 1.7 New 2017 Ford EcoSport – Images
- 1.8 2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift Video
Ford EcoSport Old vs New
Ford EcoSport Old vs New- Exterior Comparison
Designers at ford have made major alterations to the nose of the car. The facelift features new headlamps, new single piece grille and a new bumper. The foglamp enclosures are new as well. The headlamps get new projector units and LED daytime running lamps as well. Overall speaking, the new look is of the EcoSport is more in line with Ford’s current design language. When it comes to the side, there is not much that sets the old and new models apart. The only change here would be a new alloy wheel design.
The changes are negligible at the back. The US-spec 2017 Ford EcoSport gets rid of the tail gate mounted spare wheel which makes way for the number plate. That said, it is not the case with the Indian market. Hence, the upcoming new model EcoSport will feature the same rear as the current model. It is to be noted that there will a new wheel cover and a dual tone rear bumper.
Ford EcoSport Old vs New- Interior Comparison
The cabin of the new EcoSport gets major updates. Apart from the AC vents on each end of the dashboard and the door handles, remaining everything seems new. There is a new center console along with a centrally mounted floating touchscreen. The air conditioning vents and the auto aircon controls are also new. The dashboard now features a grab handle on the front passenger side. The other new bits include a new multifunction steering wheel as well as a new instrument cluster. When it comes to space and seating capacity, the cabin of the new EcoSport is the same as the old model.
Ford EcoSport Old vs New- Specifications
|New Ford EcoSport Petrol Specifications|
|Engine||1.5-litre Petrol/1.0 L EcoBoost Petrol|
|Max. Power||110 bhp/124 bhp|
|Peak Torque||140 Nm/170 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual or 6-speed AT/5-speed AT|
|Kerb Weight||1200-1259 kgs|
|Fuel Mileage||15.8 KMPL (MT) 16.5 KMPL (AT)/18.9 KMPL|
The engine lineup of the new Ford EcoSport will be carried over from the current model. The new EcoSport will get the same 1.5 L petrol engine with both manual and automatic transmission options. The 1.0 L EcoBoost will also be carried over. It is expected that Ford might consider launching the EcoSport EcoBoost with an optional 6-speed AT as well. The Diesel variants of the EcoSport will continue to get power from the 1.5 L TDCi diesel. As of now, the diesel EcoSport does not have an automatic transmission option.
|New Ford EcoSport Diesel Specifications|
|Max. Power||99 bhp|
|Peak Torque||205 Nm|
|Kerb Weight||1289 KGs|
|Fuel Mileage||22.7 KMPL|
Ford EcoSport Old vs New- Mileage
|New Model (estimated)||Old Model (ARAI Certified)|
|Ford EcoSport Petrol Mileage||6 KMPL (MT)|
17 KMPL (AT)
19 KMPL (EcoBoost)
|18.9 KMPL (EcoBoost)|
|Ford EcoSport Diesel Mileage||23 KMPL||22.7 KMPL|
The engine and transmission options of the new EcoSport remains the same. Hence the mileage figures could also be identical. That said, there is a slight chance that there would be a slight increase in the claimed ARAI fuel efficiency figures.
Ford EcoSport Old vs New- Dimensions
|New Ford EcoSport||Old Ford EcoSport|
|Length||3999 mm||3999 mm|
|Width||1675 mm||1675 mm|
|Height||1708 mm||1708 mm|
|Wheelbase||2520 mm||2520 mm|
The existing model of the EcoSport is already 3999 mm long. This means Ford cannot increase the length any further if it wants to come under the sub 4 mtr category of cars. The dimensions of the new 2017 Ford EcoSport will be the same as that of the current model.
Ford EcoSport Old vs New- Verdict
It is not sure when Ford would bring the facelift to India. It is expected that the 2017 Ford EcoSport India launch will take place in the second half of 2017. The upcoming model features much better interiors and a new nose. The facelift would definitely help the EcoSport attract more buyers.
- Design – The new model looks much more sportier. The dashboard is all new and looks much more impressive now.
- Features – There will be a list of new additions to the features list including a new touchscreen AVN.
- Specifications – It is not expected that the Ford will make any major modifications to the engine lineup. That said, Ford might add an optional automatic gearbox to the EcoBoost variants.
- Price – A minor hike in price is likely. However, we’re expecting Ford to keep the prices competitive.
New 2017 Ford EcoSport – Images
2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift Video
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