Ford’s EcoSport compact SUV is a major contributor to Ford sales in domestic as well as international markets. Ever since camouflaged images of the EcoSport test mules surfaced, potential customers have been eagerly waiting to catch a glimpse of the facelifted version. Without making fans wait much longer, the American automaker will be showcasing the 2017 Ford EcoSport at the upcoming Sao Paulo Motor Show on November 8.
Reports indicate that Ford will introduce a new 1.5-litre ‘Dragon’ three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine for the international market. If the new model makes it to the Indian market, it will continue to be powered by existing engine options in the form of a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine which generates 99bhp of power, while petrol trims will continue to be powered by a 1.5-litre Ti-VCT and a 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine.
In terms of design, the new model is expected to get a revised front with revised grille, tweaked headlamps and tail lamps, and revised bumpers. The facelift version will sit on new set of alloy wheels. As for the interior, the vehicle gets a revised centre console, new infotainment system and new set of rectangular air-conditioner vents. Owing to fresh revisions the new model is expected to appear more spacious than the older one. More details about the vehicle will be known post the official event.