Recently, detailed specifications of the facelifted Ford EcoSport 2018 for Indian market have been revealed. According to latest car news, the refreshed compact SUV will carry over a host of cosmetic changes on both in- and outside as well as receiving new powertrains.
New Ford EcoSport 2018
Let’s start with the hardware. As confirmed, the current 100-hp 1.5-liter diesel engine, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission will continue propel the EcoSport 2018. Furthermore, a new petrol mill coupled with a 5-speed manual will likewise be available yet will come with a 6-speed automatic gearbox as an option. We’re still waiting for the confirmation of the 1.0-liter Ecoboost turbo petrol engine.
As to exterior, the Ford EcoSport is revised with new front grille bordered by projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, new color options (red and blue) along with new set of 17-inch alloy wheels. In particular, the top-of-the-line Titanium S will come exclusively with blacked-out headlights and fog lamps bezels.
Detailed specifications of the facelifted Ford EcoSport 2018 for Indian market have been revealed
Interior-wise, the highlight is a 6.5 or 8.0-inch (depending on each trim) touchscreen infotainment system integrated with Ford’s SYNC3 support system and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, located in the new center console. New upholstery, 3-spoke steering wheel with audio controls, dual USB ports and automatic climate control are also offered.
The Ford EcoSport 2018 will arrive in India on November 9
In terms of safety, the entry-level model will be furnished with ABS with EBD and dual airbags. The middle-spec petrol-automatic variant will get more: Hill Start Assist, traction control, ESC and paddle shifters. Inheriting all of those features, the top-spec will be added with Isofix child seat in addition to side and curtain airbags.
The Ford EcoSport 2018 will arrive in India on November 9. Not until that time will the official prices be announced. However, it is estimated that the prices will range from Rs 7.21 lakh to Rs 10.92 lakh.
The Blue Oval says that the localization of the new SUV has increased from 65% to 80% while the ownership costs with spare parts are 40% cheaper than other contenders in the same segment.
While waiting for this information to be disclosed, let’s have a look at the Ford EcoSport 2017 prices in the Philippines:
|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>