India-spec Ford EcoSport 2018 facelift details announced

Updated Oct 05, 2020 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

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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.

India-spec Ford EcoSport 2018 facelift angular front

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.

India-spec Ford EcoSport 2018 facelift angular front

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 2017 prices in the Philippines
 Variants Price
 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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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.