2018 Ford EcoSport showcased at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show

22/11/2017 - 10:22 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

Ford displayed the 2018 Ford EcoSport at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show. The facelifted Ford EcoSport is now rolling out in markets worldwide.

2018 Ford EcoSport front three quarters right side at 2017 Dubai Motor Show

The Ford EcoSport has received a mid-life facelift for MY2018. Ford has brought notable changes to the mini-SUV’s front end and interior. Exterior changes include larger headlamps, new hexagonal grille, redesigned front bumper, triangular front fog lamps and new alloy wheels. The interior looks a lot more premium now. The steering wheel, instrument panel and centre console have a new design, while the dashboard gets a grab bar on the passenger side now. There’s a floating central display for the new SYNC 3 infotainment system.

Ford is yet to release the 2018 Ford EcoSport in the Middle East. The pre-facelift Ford EcoSport, which is still on sale in the region, is powered by the 1.5-litre Ti-VCT four-cylinder petrol engine. 5-speed manual and 6-speed dual-clutch automatic are the transmission choices. The facelifted Ford EcoSport may get the new 1.5-litre Ti-VCT three-cylinder petrol engine from the Dragon engine family. In that case, Ford would replace the 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The new naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 123 PS and 150 Nm of torque.

2018 Ford EcoSport rear three quarters at 2017 Dubai Motor Show

Ford builds the Middle East-spec Ford EcoSport at the Chennai plant in India. Market launch of the 2018 Ford EcoSport in UAE should take place in early 2018.

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