India-bound Ford EcoSport facelift unveiled in China – In Images
Aravind Jayachandran, I'm a huge petrolhead, an automobile engineer, a massive fan of Ferrari, and loves collecting die-cast models for inspiration.
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The India-bound Ford Ecosport (facelift) has made its Chinese debut more than a week back, ahead of its public showcase and price announcement at the Auto Shanghai 2017 this week.
The facelift is identical to the model unveiled at the last LA Auto Show, featuring a redesigned trapezoidal radiator grille flanked by bigger headlamps, sharp-edged fog lamps, and revised bumpers. Exclusive to China, Brazil and Indian markets is the tailgate-mounted spare wheel with a body-painted wheel cover.
Inside, the new EcoSport has a completely restyled interior with a new three-spoke steering wheel, new instrument panel, redesigned centre console, horizontal central HVAC vents, large MID flanked by the new instrument dials, and Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system.
Under the hood, the China-spec Ford EcoSport will pack a 2.0L naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine with 173 hp, and is paired to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. A 4WD system and independent rear suspension are equipped in the China-spec EcoSport.
Production of the new EcoSport will begin later this year in Chennai for the Indian market. The plant has won the contract to make the model for the US market where it goes on sale early next year, but production of the Euro-spec EcoSport will shift out to Romania with the facelift’s introduction.
India-bound Ford EcoSport facelift – Image Gallery