The facelifted Ford EcoSport was launched in India in November last year, but some dealerships are still left with stocks of the pre-facelift Ford EcoSport. According to a report from Autocar India, select dealerships are offering a discount of around INR 1.5 lakh on the discontinued model.
As appealing as it may sound at heavy discounts, the pre-facelift Ford EcoSport was devoid of a number of features available in the facelifted Ford EcoSport, which has more than 1,600 changes. Features like projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 8-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and two illuminated USB ports were unavailable in the old Ford EcoSport.
The old Ford EcoSport did offer more engine choices, though. There were three options: 1.5L TiVCT four-cylinder petrol, 1.0L EcoBoost three-cylinder petrol and 1.5L TDCi four-cylinder diesel. The facelifted Ford EcoSport has swapped both the petrol engines with a new 1.5L TiVCT three-cylinder petrol engine but retained the diesel engine. The automatic transmission option in the old model was the criticised 6-speed PowerShift dual-clutch unit, which Ford has replaced with a CVT in the new model.
The facelifted Ford EcoSport's prices start at INR 7.77 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
[Source: Autocar India]