Ford EcoSport is one of those SUVs that kickstarted sub-4 meter compact SUV in the country. Ever since it has launched, EcoSport has not received any major updates when compared with its competitors. Ford EcoSport rivals with cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia SOnet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon in the segment. Ford is currently working on a new generation EcoSport we are not sure whether that would come to Indian market anytime soon. However, we do know that they are working on a facelifted version of current model and several spy pictures of the same have also surfaced online. Here we have a new spy video of upcoming Ford EcoSport that shows the dual function LED DRLs on the facelifted model.
The video has been uploaded by AutoTrend TV on their YouTube channel. The latest spy pictures of upcoming facelift of Ford EcoSport shows how different the front of the SUV will be from the current version. The main change up front is the large grille. It is similar to what we see on its bigger sibling Endeavour. The headlights look slightly redesigned.
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The video mentions that, the facelifted version of EcoSport might be coming with LED headlamps on higher version. Lower variants may continue to get halogen and single projector headlamps. The main change at the front however is going to be the bumper itself. it now looks a lot more muscular with redesigned housing for fog lamps. The inverted ‘L’ shaped LED DRLs which also act as turn indicators. One of the images in this video shows hazard lamps turned ON in the upcoming EcoSport. This confirms that these are dual function LED DRLs.
We feel that, this feature would only be available with higher variants and the lower variants would be getting indicators inside the headlamp cluster only. The side profile of the upcoming EcoSport remains more or less the same. The only difference we could spot here were the new set of alloy wheels. It would be offered in two variants. One with spare wheel mounted on tailgate and the other without it.
Rear profile of the EcoSport facelift is expected to remain same as current version. As the competition is becoming tight in the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment, Ford might make some changes to the cabin. It will continue to offer all the safety features that are already available with the current version. Other than this, Ford is expected to offer a bigger touchscreen infotainment screen, electric sunroof, leather wrapped seats, multi-function steering wheel and so on.
As the partnership between Ford and Mahindra does not exist anymore, Ford will not be introducing new engine options to EcoSport. The EcoSport facelift will continue to be powered by a 1.5 litre petrol and a 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine. The petrol engine will be available with manual and automatic gearbox option whereas the diesel will be offered with a manual transmission only. There is also a possibility that Ford might tune the existing diesel engine slightly to generate more power and torque.
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