Ford Ecosport spied in India for the first time

The Ford Ecosport has been in the market for a good amount of time now. While it is the model that started the compact SUV craze in the country, it has begun showing its age and the sales figures are also showing the same.

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Ford will unveil the all-new Ecosport sometime this year and the first spy shot of the car testing in India has just surfaced, courtesy Oncars. The new Ecosport was unveiled in the American market in November last year. The car will get a cosmetic update as well as feature a refreshed dashboard design. On the outside, the new vehicle will get a new grill, headlamps, larger fog lamps, a new skid plate and new LED DRLs.

The rear end receives a minor update with a change in the tail lamp cluster. While the global model doesn’t get the spare wheel on the boot, the Indian version will continue to get it on the boot, as can be seen from the spyshot posted. The vehicle has also been spotted with black alloy wheels.

On the inside, you get a new dashboard and a touch screen system, which will replace the cluttered buttons that the outgoing model possesses. It will also get a new steering wheel. The touch screen infotainment system will mostly feature Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

Under the hood, we expect the same engines to do duty. So you will get the 1.5 liter diesel engine making 99 Bhp and 205 Nm, the 1.0 liter Ecoboost making 123 Bhp and the 1.5 liter petrol engine which comes mated to the 6-speed DCT automatic gearbox.

Ford did give the Ecosport a new variant earlier in the year equipping it with a touch screen, however that was just to keep the model alive till the new one comes. We expect the Ecosport to be launched by the mid of the year and also expect the car to be competitively priced, to take back market share from the Brezza.