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.
For 2018, the crossover will come with a new façade
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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 Gone is the outdated infotainment system and new is Ford’s SYNC 3 unit supporting Apple CarPlay/Android Auto as well as navigation system.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.
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.
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:
|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 2021
<p>The Ford EcoSport belongs to the best-selling subcompact crossovers in the Philippines, which acquired its major redesign in August 2018. It is best known for its flexibility, a sleeker exterior, and a new option for its engine that can compete within the Philippine market with greater range. A floating display screen measuring 8 inches is equipped with Ford's SYNC 3, which is available in the Titanium variant. It is the most apparent feature in the cabin of the Ford EcoSport. Ford Philippines offers the Ford EcoSport is available in four trims: 1.5 Ambiente MT as the base variant, 1.5 Trend MT, 1.5 Trend AT, and the 1.0 Eco-Boost Titanium AT. The advantages of the top-of-the-line Titanium variant includes an automatic start and stop engine system and six airbags. Ford EcoSport is now offered in two engine options. Ford kept the 1.5L Inline 4-Cylinder Ti-VCT petrol power plant but with improved performance. It now produces 121 horsepower and torque power of 1150 Nm. The other engine option is the smaller 1.0L Turbocharged Eco-Boost engine. It can generate 123 horsepower and torque power of 170 Nm. Furthermore, aside from the current five-speed manual gearbox, there is a new six-speed conventional A/T as well.</p>