2017 Ford EcoSport caught testing

Launched in 2013, now at about 3k monthly units, the Ford EcoSport currently manages about half the sales in comparison to the new segment leader — the Vitara Brezza. And while it works well as a product, a substantial update can ideally improve the EcoSport’s sales. The updated version is expected to be made available next year, and has been spotted testing, once again.

2017 Ford EcoSport caught testing

Through the camouflage, a new front-end is partially visible, while the rear is also said to have undergone an update. The inclusion of Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system is also expected.

2017 Ford EcoSport caught testing

Current engine line-up includes a 1-liter turbocharged petrol ‘EcoBoost’, a 1.5-liter petrol (available in both MT and AT), and a 1.5-liter diesel that was given a power hike last year. But according to a previous report, a new 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine can make it to the new EcoSport.

It will be unveiled later this year at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in November, and can be expected to reach the market sometime next year.

You can read more about the current Ford EcoSport in our review here.