The 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift has commenced testing in India, and is rumoured to arrive at Indian dealerships as early as May-2017.
Updates to the EcoSport facelift for India include a front hexagonal grille, replacing the current split grille, bigger headlamps with LED daytime running lamps (DRLs) inserts, larger fog lamps and a faux skid plate. The side profile and silhouette of EcoSport remains identical to the current model, but gets a new set of blackened-out alloy wheels. The front and rear bumpers are also tweaked with appliqués.
Looking around to the back of the disguised EcoSport, there’s a tailgate-mounted spare wheel, indicating this particular test unit is configured for India; the current EcoSport for Europe received updates last-year which included the deletion of the tailgate-mounted spare wheel. The test mule here appears to wear larger wheels and tyres, however it remains to be seen whether or not the facelift will receive the European model’s revised chassis setup.
The Europe-spec facelifted EcoSport gets a major update inside, with a revised dashboard layout and use of material quality will be comparatively premium than the present generation model, further, adds a new steering wheel, updated instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment system. It remains to see, if Ford brings all features to the India-spec model.
However, the engine options on the India-spec EcoSport facelift will remain identical to that of the current model, and will likely be offered with three engine options: a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol, a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel.
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Source: On Cars