India-Bound Ford EcoSport Revealed In The US


The crossover which has seen a significant success in the Indian market has received its mid-cycle update in its native country. Yes, the updated Ford EcoSport has been finally revealed in the US. The new EcoSport has got a series of exterior and interior changes with major focus on improving the comfort and drive quality. The US market will get it as a MY2018 model and the sale is expected to begin from early 2018 in the North American market.

Ford EcoSport
Updated Ford EcoSport

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Considering the exterior changes, the front has got a revised grille, bumper, fog lights, headlamps and faux skid plates. Even the hood has received some subtle changes. At the rear, the spare wheel has been removed and it now features faux skid plate just like the front. In the cabin, the updated Ford EcoSport now features refreshed dashboard, new instrument cluster and steering wheel. New switch gear, grab rail on the dashboard are some new additions and orange and black color theme in the higher variant makes EcoSport all the more sporty. The equipment list includes Ford SYN 3 infotainment system which is controlled through a high-resolution 8-inch floating touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a high-end 675 watt, 10-speaker sound system which includes B&O Play- branded tweeters and woofers in the front doors.

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Ford EcoSport
New EcoSport Interior

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There are also two USB ports, a 12-volt power outlet in the front and one at the rear. The engine configuration for the updated EcoSport include a 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged three-cylinder and 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engines. For the Indian market, the configuration may vary and should include diesel options as well but, there is no information on this front by the company. Both these engines are mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed auto transmission with four-wheel drive option for the 2.0-litre variant.

The Indian market might get the updated Ford EcoSport by mid 2018.