2018 Ford EcoSport (facelift) unveiled in Argentina

08/06/2017 - 14:44 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Will go on sale in August 2017.

Ford unveiled the 2018 Ford EcoSport (facelift) in Buenos Aires, Argentina yesterday. Here are the new EcoSport's live images from the event, courtesy of Noticias Automotivas.

2018 Ford EcoSport (facelift) front
With the facelift, the Ford EcoSport has received a new 123 hp 1.5-litre TiVCT engine and a new 170 hp 2.0-litre GDI engine.

The 2018 Ford EcoSport's thoroughly revised face features larger headlamps with LED DRLs, newly-designed trapezoidal radiator grille with two large horizontal slats, reshaped fog lamps and restyled bumper with a faux skid plate.

Inside, the facelifted model gets a new three-spoke steering wheel, a more intuitive instrument panel with a MID housed between the tachometer and speedometer, horizontal HVAC vents (central) and controls, a free-standing touchscreen display running Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, Wi-Fi hotspot, satellite navigation with 3D maps, two USB ports and a reverse parking camera.

With the facelift, the Ford EcoSport has received a new 137.2 cv (137.2 hp) 1.5-litre TiVCT three-cylinder engine as a replacement of the 1.6-litre Sigma engine. This unit is from the new Dragon engine family. Also new is a 170 hp 2.0-litre GDI unit paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine will replace the 2.0-litre Duratec unit of the outgoing model.

2018 Ford EcoSport (facelift) front three quarters left side
The facelifted Ford EcoSport is said to reach the Indian shores by Diwali.

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The 2018 Ford EcoSport will go on sale in Argentina this September, while a launch in Brazil is scheduled for this August. As for the Indian market, the new EcoSport is expected to arrive by this Diwali, with no changes to the engine options (112 PS 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol, 125 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol and 100 PS 1.5-litre TDCi).

[Source: Noticias Automotivas]

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