Base version of the India-bound Ford EcoSport facelift spied in China
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Expected to be launched in India this year.
The 2018 Ford EcoSport was recently spied undisguised in China, courtesy autohome.com.cn. The new spy shots show the facelifted EcoSport in its entry-level version.
The Chinese-spec 2017 EcoSport measures 4,345 mm in length, 1,785 mm in width and 1,659 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,519 mm. The Chinese-spec facelifted model gets the same styling as the U.S.-spec 2018 Ford EcoSport. The base version does not get body colour on the mirrors, grille, fog lamp surround and (faux) skid plates. The tailgate-mounted spare wheel is retained post facelift, but many global markets will not have this feature.
On the inside, the 2017 Ford EcoSport should have revised equipment and new trim and upholstery. The U.S.-spec version has already confirmed that the facelift will introduce the Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch floating touch screen, new instrument panel and steering wheel and redesigned centre console to the compact SUV.
The Chinese publication suggests that with the facelift, Ford will start offering the EcoSport in a new 2.0-litre petrol model in China. The new range will consist of three models: 128 hp (94 kW) 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol, 122 hp (90 kW) 1.5-litre petrol and 173 hp (127 kW) 2.0-litre petrol. The top-end model will be available with a four-wheel drive system optionally.
Expect the new Ford EcoSport in India in the second half of the year.
2018 Ford EcoSport (facelift) – Image Gallery (Spy Shots)