Ford India is working on a facelift of the Ecosport. The new variant is expected to launch in the coming months. From the pictures, it seems that the facelift will only have cosmetic changes. The design of the Ecosport has started to show its age when compared to the competitors. Ford still is not launching an all-new generation of Ecosport. Instead, it will first launch a mild facelift then there will be a new generation that is expected to launch in the upcoming years.
Here, we have a rendering of the facelift of the Ecosport that has been done based on the spy shots that have been spied earlier. The rendering has been done by SRK Designs and the video has been uploaded on his YouTube channel.
The spy shots of the Ecosport’s facelift depicted a new front bumper design with new LED Daytime Running Lamps that also double up as turn indicators. The Daytime Running Lamps are now mounted as a surround to fog lamps and they are now in a shape of an inverted L. The front grille is also now much bigger than before.
The compact SUV might be going under test to check if the engine is running hot or not. This is because when the grille design is changed, it also changes the aerodynamics of the vehicle. So, the manufacturers have to test if the engine is able to cool down efficiently and properly or not.
The facelift of the Ecosport is expected to hit the Indian market sometime this year. Ford is launching the facelift of the Ecosport because they still need time to work on the new generation of the Ecosport which will be all-new.
There are no other changes expected to the Ecosport. The interior will stay more or less the same. However, there might be a slightly tweaked upholstery and a bigger touchscreen infotainment system. There can also be a revamped instrument cluster. However, nothing is confirmed as of yet by Ford.
The engine options will stay the same. So, there will be a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The three-cylinder petrol engine produces 122 PS of max power and 149 Nm of peak torque. Then there is the diesel engine that produces 100 PS of max power and 215 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines are offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. You can get a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox with the petrol engine.
Ford is also working on a new generation of Endeavour. The test mules have been spied in Australia. The dimensions of the new Endeavour will be larger than the current one. Also, it will come with a new front-end that will be inspired by the F-150 pick-up truck.
So, expect new C-shaped headlamps with a big grille that has a Ford logo in between. The engine will also be more powerful than the current one because as of now the Endeavour is the least powerful SUV in its segment. The SUV is expected to launch sometime in 2022.