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.
As for the interior, the 2017 Ford EcoSport might get a new centre console featuring a new display with customisation options and an updated SYNC infotainment system. The dual tone dashboard is expected to sport new rectangular shaped air-conditioning vents. The interior space in the new model is also expected to be better than that of the current generation. Moreover, the new model will also get refreshingly new upholstery design.
As for now, no mechanical upgrades are expected for the new Ford 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.