This is the 2017 Ford EcoSport spotted testing in Europe. The EcoSport was developed with India and the Asia-Pacific markets in mind, but sold all over the world. And that hasn’t gone down well in areas where the booming subcompact crossover segment has yielded competitive entries such as the Mazda CX-3, Renault Captur and Honda HR-V – to name but a few.
The EcoSport compact SUV has been a game changer model for the American automaker in India. We have managed to get fresh pictures of the 2017 Ford EcoSport test mule ahead of its official unveiling at the Sao Paulo Auto Show. Based on visuals, we believe that the new model will get fresh interior upgrades and a few cosmetic upgrades.
Based on what can be seen in pictures, the upcoming EcoSport facelift is expected to get an upgraded front fascia featuring bigger bumpers, tweaked grille and new headlamps. As per visuals, the sides have not received any major upgrades except for newly designed alloy wheels. The rear section also remainsb fairly the same with the spare wheels now finding a place inside the boot space.
Under the hood, no mechanical upgrades are expected for the new EcoSport. It will continue to be offered with a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine, 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine and a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine options. The engines will be offered in manual and automatic transmission options. The upcoming model will also continue being offered with ABS with EBD and airbags, along with a host of other safety features.