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Ford Ecosport 2017 Facelift Changes in India. Review of All New Ecosport SUV

Ford Ecosport 2017 Facelift Changes in India. Review of All New Ecosport SUV

Ford Ecosport 2017 Facelift Comparison against Outgoing Ecosport Model with Changes, Differences. Official Review of Performance, Improvements, Changes, Styling, Space, Mileage of New Generation Car

 

Ford Ecosport Facelift Changes, Review

Ford Ecosport is coming up with Facelift, Know what are the key changes in all New Ecosport and how does it differ from the outgoing Model

 

Positive Changes in All New Ford Ecosport Facelift

» The Iron Block Petrol Engine is replaced with all new Aluminium Petrol Engine. the 1.5 Litre Engine Performance figures been improved with 123 PS Power with 150 NM Torque as against outgoing Engine with 110 PS Power and 140  NM Torque. Good Low End, Impressive Linear Pickup makes driving 1.5 Litre Petrol  Engine drive much superior against outgoing 1.5 Litre Petrol Engine.

» Improved Mileage of 17 Kmpl as against 15.8 Kmpl. This is primarily due to 3 cylinder engine been used. While Ecosport Diesel Mileage is improved marginally from 22.27 Kmpl to 23 Kmpl

» In Exteriors - Front Grille, Front Bumper Design, Headlight design been changed in all New Ecosport. The Projector Headlights, LED DRL, New Wide Front Grille certainly makes New Ecosport looks more Modern and Impressive in First Looks

» In Interiors – All new Steering Wheel Design, New Instrument Cluster, All New Dash Layout, Better Lumbar Support on Front Seats,  New 6.5 Inch Touchscreen on Trend, Trend+ and all New 8 Inches Touchscreen on Titanium, Titanium Plus

» Improved Features – Touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple Car Play, Projector Headlights, LED DRL. Also Advanced Sync with Voice Command with even Quicker Interface, Eyes Free Technology, Mobile Based Navigation (to be noted no SD Card based Navigation) makes Touchscreen System much more responsive and User Friendly

» Improved Safety Features in Automatic Petrol and Titanium Diesel - Now Stability Control, Traction Control, Hill Assist Control also available in Manual Transmission Titanium Plus. Coupled with 6 Airbags, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System making it the Only the Car in its Price Range (with Ex-showroom Price under 11 Lakh) with Highest Safety Features in India. Even the Base Model comes equipped with ABS, EBD, Dual Airbags, Seat Belt Pretensioner indicating how changing focus on Safety Features as essential one is happening as Standard Fitment in Car

» Under Seat Thigh Support seems slight improved on Rear Seat. Also - the Front Seats feels better contoured as against Outgoing Ecosport

» The Petrol Engine will help Ecosport gather in sales. The Skewness which was earlier in favor of Diesel Engine, will likely be lesser with a surge demand of Petrol Engine The Peppiness of Power, Torque improves and car has almost zero lag. For those who love comfortable drive with Superior Performance with Safety in an Affordable Petrol SUV - has now Ecosport Petrol as a descent choice

 

Some Downside in New Ecosport

» Been New Ecosport comes in 3 cylinder Petrol Engine, can expect slight vibration at start up on Steering Wheel. But – once the car in motion – expect it to be reasonably good. Aluminium Block Engine with dampener helps  in Containing NVH Levels

» Again the weakness of 3 cylinder engine can be observed on high Speed – High RPM. As around 4000 rpm on speed of 120+ expect vibrations and noise to be relative higher

» Legroom Space although acceptable, but slight compact if compared against - Hyundai Creta, Maruti Brezza, Mahindra TUV300. Even the shoulder room space makes it good to go for 4 Adults.

» Although Dash, Center Console looks good in first view with Piano Black Finish and larger 8 Inch Touchscreen system is impressive. But its not the best especially considering Hard Plastic. 

» No Titanium Plus in Manual Transmission as of now is available. So - for any one who has relatively lesser drive, has to stretch only to Ecosport Titanium Plus Automatic - which almost costs around Rs 13 Lakh On Road in Delhi.

 

Similarity in New Ecosport Facelift and Old Ecosport

» No Change in Body Specifications. Same Length, Height, Width, Wheelbase. Expect same Legroom as it Outgoing Ecosport. The Boot Space marginally increased by 2% from 346 Litre to 352 Litre by keeping Cargo area an mm lower.

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» No Change in Steering and Suspension. While Hydraulic Steering could have been better for a SUV of this 1250 Kg weight making it better on high speed – but still the same light Electric Power Steering is there.  

» Although Suspension remains good but still if comparing against Brezza or Duster then to our view – Competition cars excel with superior suspension set up

» New Ecosport looks almost the same as Existing Ecosport in Side except Alloy Wheel Design in Titanium Model

» Rear Fascia of Ecosport looks also close same except the change highlighted due to Wheel Design and slight changed Bumper

» No Change in Diesel Engine. It’s the same 1.5 Litre Diesel Engine as used in Existing Ecosport. Expect the drive, Handling of Diesel Engine as almost similar in New Ecosport too.

In terms of Prices - been the localization has been enhanced, expect the prices to be competitive - almost similar to existing Ecosport.

The Bookings of New Ecosport has already started off and yes the Facelift Version has lot of appeal to bring back Consumers looking for Stylish and Safe Car

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