India-bound Ford EcoSport facelift to launch in China on 8 April

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Indian launch expected in H2 2017.

According to a report on autohome.com.cn, the new Ford EcoSport will hit the Chinese market on 8 April 2017. The facelifted Ford EcoSport debuted at the LA Auto Show last November.

Chinese-spec 2017 Ford EcoSport front three quarters spy shot
The 2017 Ford EcoSport features a Ford Escape-inspired front fascia.

The facelifted model gets a redesigned trapezoidal radiator grille layout on the top, bigger headlamps, sharp-edged fog lamps, revised bumpers and new spare wheel cover. The updated styling is similar to the U.S.-spec model, featuring a Ford Escape-inspired front fascia.

The Chinese-spec 2017 Ford EcoSport is said to measure 4,345 mm in length, 1,785 mm in width and 1,659 mm in height, and a wheelbase of 2,519 mm.

New EcoSport buyers will get a variety of wheel choices, with 205/60 R16 and 205/50 R17 as the available specifications. The interior of the Chinese-spec facelifted Ford EcoSport will look the same as that of the U.S.-spec 2018 Ford EcoSport. Changes here include redesigned three-spoke steering wheel, new instrument panel, redesigned centre console, horizontal central HVAC vents and Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system.

Chinese-spec 2017 Ford EcoSport rear second spy shot
The tailgate-mounted spare wheel will stay and get a new cover. As before, the EcoSport comes with optional AWD.

Also Read: 2018 Ford Fiesta ST – 2017 Geneva Motor Show Live

The 2017 Ford EcoSport will get its power from 128 hp 1.0-litre, 122 hp 1.5-litre and 173 hp 2.0-litre engines. The 2.0-litre model will feature multi-link independent rear suspension and four-wheel drive system.

2017 Ford EcoSport (Facelift) – Image Gallery

[Source: autohome.com.cn]

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