Unveiled since November last year but up to now, we have still been looking for the Ford EcoSport 2018 facelift version. Thankfully, here comes the good news finally for Ford EcoSport fans. According to latest car news, the refreshed Ford EcoSport will officially hit the Indian market on November 9.
The New Ford EcoSport
On the whole, the Asian-spec is not very different from the global version but for some small tweaks on the in- and outside.
The Asian-spec Ford EcoSport is not very different from the global version
Up front, the facelifted EcoSport features a revised trapezoidal chrome grille flanked by halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights and more angular fog lamps. The front bumper is also re-profiled with pronounced lines while the front hood is slightly re-sculpted.
The front fascia is re-profiled
The side and rear profile look quite similar to the outgoing Ford EcoSport, except for new OVRMs, larger roof rails, new alloy wheels and a redesigned tailgate.
Interior-wise, the new crossover gets a refreshing look with an outstanding 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control and rear defogger.
The new crossover gets a refreshing cabin
On the subject of powertrain, the facelifted EcoSport 2018 will come equipped with the iconic 1-liter EcoBoost petrol, 1.5-liter Ti-VCT petrol and 1.5-liter TDCi diesel units. The 1.5-liter Ti-VCT is capable of 121 hp and 150 Nm of torque whereas the latter is good for 99 hp and 205 Nm. These engines are mated to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed DCT automatic transmission.
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The vehicle will come equipped with the iconic 1-liter EcoBoost petrol, 1.5-liter Ti-VCT petrol and 1.5-liter TDCi diesel units
At launch, the new EcoSport is expected to take on players like the Tata Nexon, Renault Duster and the Hyundai Creta.
Even though the Blue Oval has yet to confirm the Ford EcoSport 2018 debut in the Philippines, it is certain that the upcoming Indian-spec is enough to whet our appetite.
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Know more about Ford EcoSport 2022
The Ford EcoSport 2022 is a 5-seater subcompact crossover from the Blue Oval company. Ford Ecosport 2022 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.