Ford EcoSport is a very popular compact SUV in India. Ford is all set to launch a facelifted model of the EcoSport in India this year. Here are ten things that you don’t know about the 2018 EcoSport.
The new EcoSport will get Ford’s all-new Dragon range of petrol engines. Indian market will get 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre petrol engines from the new range. However, the power figures have not been revealed yet. The 1.5-litre engine gets estimated power output of 123 Bhp to 128 Bhp. The smaller 1.2-litre petrol engine power is expected to remain at around 90 Bhp.
The 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine is expected to remain same. It churns out a maximum of 99 Bhp – 205 Nm. According to AutoCar, Ford may also plonk the 1.2-litre petrol engine in the EcoSport and offer the 1.0-litre EcoBoost which produces 124 Bhp – 170 Nm. However, there has been no official announcement on the same.
Ford has updated the interiors heavily. The new EcoSport gets a newly designed dashboard with premium equipment. The interiors are inspired from the Fiesta hatchback, which is not available in the Indian market. The EcoSport will also get new seats, which will be more supportive. It will come with updated driver console with bigger information display, steering wheel with more controls and the dashboard gets the piano black finish.
Retains spare wheel
Ford has removed the door mounted spare wheel from the international models but with Indian road conditions, Ford has retained the door mounted spare wheel. It gives the vehicle a sense of large appearance and also makes it look masculine. Ford has also redesigned the spare wheel cover to give it a fresh look in India.
Ford EcoSport will get advanced SYNC3 with the EcoSport in India. The screen size will be 8-inch and it will be placed on the dashboard, giving it a floating effect. It will become the largest screen in the segment when launched. The SYNC3 system gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Also, it gets voice commands, an inbuilt navigation system, Ford AppLink, WiFi and Emergency service assistance.
No more cramped interiors
The current EcoSport is often criticized for the limited amount of space inside. The rear seats are especially disliked by tall people. In the newer model, however, Ford has reworked the space and has made it feel bigger. The rear seat has better knee room and legroom that increases the comfort of the rear passengers.
Continued Below: 10 things you DON’T know about the new Ford Ecosport