India-bound model will have its premiere in China, Autohome reports.
According to a report on Chinese publication AutoHome, the 2017 Ford EcoSport (facelift) will have its debut this month in China. The publication does not talk about any particular event or show wherein the EcoSport facelift will have its premiere, but cites "official sources".
As seen in spyshots, the Ford EcoSport facelift will get redesigned headlights, a larger grille, new front and rear bumpers and newly-designed taillights. The Ford EcoSport facelift is expected to draw some design cues from the larger Ford Edge, reports state.
Inside, the Ford EcoSport facelift is expected to get an all-new dashboard with a new center console, a new steering wheel, a redesigned instrument cluster, and new features such as tire pressure monitoring system, a new color SYNC display with navigation and reverse camera.
Under the hood, the publication states that the Ford EcoSport facelift will continue with 1.5-liter petrol engine and the 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine with transmission options including 5-speed manual and 6-speed dual-clutch automatic.
According to a previous report, the Ford EcoSport facelift will debut a new 1.5-liter 'Dragon' engine family in the South American market. However, engine options for India will continue with the above mentioned petrol engines and the 1.5-liter TDCi diesel engine. Expect Ford India to launch the EcoSport facelift by mid-2017.