Ford EcoSport 2018 facelift to debut in the Philippines soon

Updated Oct 16, 2020 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

We have yet to know exactly when it comes.

Ford has just confirmed arrivals of the Ford Expedition 2018 and the refreshed Mustang. Now, Ford PH continues to disclose that the Ford EcoSport 2018 facelift will be debuting sometime this year in the Philippines. Since its local debut in January 2014, this is the first time the EcoSport has undergone an overhaul.

New Ford EcoSport

For 2018, the crossover will come with a new façade where a bigger grille is flanked by elongated headlamps and the fog lamps are more pronounced. Meanwhile, changes at the rear are more subtle covering the taillights, spare tire carrier and the rear bumper.

Ford EcoSport 2018 facelift angular front

For 2018, the crossover will come with a new façade

>>> To learn more about the upcoming Ford EcoSport 2018 facelift, click here to read our in-depth review

Interior-wise, the new EcoSport is dominated with a more cohesive finish owing to some refinements on the dash, instrument panel and center console. Gone is the outdated infotainment system and new is Ford’s SYNC 3 unit supporting Apple CarPlay/Android Auto as well as navigation system. Furthermore, this new SYNC 3 is also responsible for keeping the climate control system and other key features under control.

Ford EcoSport 2018 facelift interior

Interior-wise, the new EcoSport is dominated with a more cohesive finish

In other markets, the refreshed EcoSport is offered in 3 engine options:

  • 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost
  • 1.5-liter Ti-VCT inline-four
  • a four-cylinder 2.0-liter Duratec turbo-diesel

As expected, a manual transmission will work in conjunction with the engines. Nevertheless, the SelecShift automatic gearbox will be replaced by a 6-speed dual clutch Powershift. Addition to that, we’re still unsure whether the 1.5L EcoBLue turbo-diesel engine running the Europe-spec EcoSport would arrive in Asia-Pacific markets.

Ford EcoSport 2018 facelift angular rear

No words on the new EcoSport's official release date

No words on official release date of the Ford EcoSport 2018 facelift, but stay tuned as it will come very soon. Meanwhile, take a look at the official price list (with new excise taxes) of the EcoSport in the Philippines as shown in the table below:

Ford EcoSport 2018 price in the Philippines
Model 2017 SRP 2018 SRP Difference
2018 Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium AT ₱1,008,000 ₱1,058,000 ₱50,000
2018 Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend AT ₱905,000 ₱958,000 ₱53,000
2018 Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend MT ₱855,000 ₱908,000 ₱53,000
2018 Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ambiente MT ₱795,000 ₱848,000 ₱53,000
2018 Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend AT Black Edition ₱918,000 ₱971,000 ₱53,000
2018 Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend MT Black Edition ₱868,000 ₱921,000 ₱53,000

>>> Read also: Ford EcoSport 2018: 3 lesser-known features

Know more about Ford EcoSport 2024

Ford EcoSport

The Ford EcoSport 2023 is a 5-seater subcompact crossover from the Blue Oval company. Ford Ecosport 2023 price in Philippines ranges between Php 750,000 and Php 1,190,000 for the model's four variants. Under the hood, two engines options are available in the Philippines. One is the 1.5-liter gasoline engine that makes 121 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque, while the other is a smaller 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine that delivers 123 horsepower and 170 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission is connected to the engine.

When it comes to the dimensions, the EcoSport spans 4,325 mm in length, 1,765 mm in width, and 1,656 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,519 mm. Also, it boasts a ground clearance rated at 209 mm. In the local market, this American small crossover is competing against the likes of the Volkswagen T-Cross, Kia Stonic, and Geely Coolray.