Ford likely to launch Ecosport facelift in January 2017

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Ford unveiled the new EcoSport ar the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The compact SUV is an important brand for the American automaker and is also a considerable contributor to the company’s overall sales. The facelift EcoSport model is expected to be launched in India sometime in January 2017 and changes will be limited to feature ad cosmetic upgrades.

The new model will also make it to the US market this time around. The India-bound EcoSport facelift will continue to be powered by 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options which generate 100bhp of power and 205Nm of torque and 110bhp power and 140Nm torque respectively. Additionally, the 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine might also continue to be on offer. As for international markets, the vehicle will be powered by a 1.5-litre ‘Dragon’ three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine with an AWD system.

In terms of design, the front fascia sports new hexagonal grille and redesigned bumpers. The upcoming facelift version will get redesigned headlamps and tail lamps. The vehicle gets new alloy wheels, but most of the side profile resembles the current version.

The interior will get revised upholstery, new steering wheel and Sync infotainment system with a new colour display and a new centre console. On the pricing aspect, the vehicle might be priced between Rs 7.0 lakh – Rs 10 lakh with a slight hike in comparison to existing prices. Additional details about the vehicle will be known post its official launch.