The 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift has been officially launch in India, added together with a host of new features. Read on to know more!
The Indian arm of Ford Motor Company has officially launched the 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift variant in India with an aggressive price tag starting at Rs. 7.31 lakhs (Ex-Showroom). The company officials claim that the new 2017 EcoSport variant has more fun, style and technology to offer without costing a bomb. There is almost no change in the Ford EcoSport 2017 price tag, when compared to its previous variants.
The new 2017 For EcoSport has everything that can make it a tough rival to Maruti Suzuki Brezza, which outshined EcoSport’s success, popularity and its demand after its launch. Now, the new EcoSport 2017 variant is back in the competition to recapture its lost market.
Here are top new features of 2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift
All-new Petrol Engine
An all-new petrol engine is the most exciting change in the Ford EcoSport. The petrol variant will now be powered by a new three-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine from Ford’s Dragon series of engines. This new engine can churn 123bhp of maximum power at 6,500rpm and a maximum torque of 150NM at 4,500rpm. It can be either mated to a six-speed automatic or five-speed manual gearbox. The manual variant delivers ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 17kmpl, while the automatic variant can deliver 14.8kmpl.
The facelift avatar has got minor yet some great cosmetic upgrades, which make the new EcoSport look fresh and attractive, yet again! The exteriors have been refreshed with new projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights (DRLs), new 17-inch alloy wheels and new color shades of red, orange and blue. The 2017 Ford EcoSport will be liked by buyers of all ages.
The interiors of the 2017 Ford EcoSport have been redesigned. On the center, there sits a refreshed touch-screen infotainment system with dual USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Ford’s SYNC3 support system. The central console has been also redesigned. The list of features on the interiors include automatic climate control, audio controls mounted steering wheel, new seat upholstery and more.
Great on Safety
The list of safety features on the new Ford EcoSport facelift variant include-
- Airbags – Front, Side & Curtain
- ABS with EBD
- Hill Start Assist
- ESC and Traction Control
- Isofix child-seat
Thanks to 85% of localization, there is no major change in the price of Ford EcoSport 2017 in India. As per the leading automotive website, Autoportal.com, here are the prices of 2017 EcoSport petrol and diesel variants-
Petrol Variant – Rs.7.31 lakh – 10.99 lakh (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
Diesel Variant – Rs.8.01 lakh – 10.67 lakh (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi
At this price tag, Ford EcoSport is going to offer very close competition to Maruti Suzuki Brezza, which is the best-selling in the segment. Another close rival to 2017 Ford EcoSport is the newly launched Tata Nexon, which has earned huge popularity and good number of customers in very less time.
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