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.
|Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ambiente MT||₱795,000|
|Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend MT||₱855,000|
|Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend MT Black Edition||₱868,000|
|Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend AT||₱905,000|
|Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend AT Black Edition||₱918,000|
|Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium AT||₱1,008,000|
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<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>