Ford is all set to launch the EcoSport facelift tomorrow in the country. The official bookings for the same started last week. It could also have been booked on Amazon.in on November 5, 2017, for 24 hours.
Ford has given a mid-life refresh to the EcoSport after more than four years. And it is a thorough one, especially on the inside.
On the outside, you get a redesigned front profile, which flaunts a large Ford global SUV-inspired grille. The grille is flanked by relatively chunkier projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs. The rear profile receives virtually no updates. The story is same on the sides as well, except for a new set of 17-inch alloys.
On the inside, the highlight is the addition of a larger floating 8-inch touchscreen unit with Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The lower variants also support CarPlay and Android Auto with a 6.5-inch touchscreen system. The central console has been completely redesigned along with the steering wheel and the instrument cluster. A similar dashboard layout is also seen on the new Ford Fiesta.
Mechanically, the updated EcoSport has received a brand new naturally aspirated 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine, which has single-handedly replaced the 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol unit and the turbocharged 3-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. Ford has also replaced the 6-speed dual-clutch auto, which was available with the previous 1.5-litre petrol, with a new 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.5-litre diesel remains the same and like before, comes mated to a 5-speed manual.