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2017 Ford EcoSport facelift: Hits and Misses | CarHunt

Nov 10, 2017

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1) New 3 cylinder 'Dragon' series 1.5L petrol engine. At 121 HP, it gets 11 HP more than the engine it replaces; the torque is 150Nm. It's mated to a 6-speed Torque Converter auto tranny. Meanwhile, the diesel engine is the same trusted 1.5 L, 4 cylinder motor with power of 99 HP and torque of 205Nm. 

2) Sadly, no turbocharged 'EcoBoost' engine this time. Even the 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission is replaced by the traditional gearbox this time.

3) Dual front airbags and ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) are standard. Top trims and auto variants get EBA (Emergency Brake Assist), TCS (Traction Control System), ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and HLA (Hill Launch Assist). The top-most trim also gets 6 airbags and ISOFIX rear seat mounts.

4) Surprisingly, the facelift variants don't get a higher price tag compared to its equivalent pre-facelift variant!

5) Floating 8" touch screen infotainment system, SYNC 3, is easily the segment-best. Plus, it gets Apple Car Play, Android Auto and GPS.

6) Finally, it gets a reverse camera and electrically fold-able side mirrors! Wonder why they weren't provided for so long?

7) The 17" alloys, cruise control, GPS and faux skid plates have been added. Previously, it was available only in the Platinum Edition.

8) The instrument cluster for the Indian model looks too basic, specially the MID. The dials don't even have a silhouette around them.

9) Strangely, the facelift model still doesn't get rear AC vents.

10) Features like lumber support for the driver's seat and reclining rear seats have been removed!

OUR TAKE: Revised inside out, a new petrol motor with auto gearbox and trusted diesel engine. Rear shoulder room remains tight, but traditional strengths including safety features, means it leads the pack with rivals playing catch-up.        

Price Range (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi)

Petrol

Ambiente: Rs. 7,31,200

Trend: Rs. 8,04,500

Trend+ (AT): Rs. 9,34,100

Titanium: Rs. 9,17,700

Titanium+ (AT): Rs. 10,99,100

Diesel

Ambiente: Rs. 8,01,700

Trend: Rs. 8,71,000

Trend+: Rs. 9,10,600

Titanium: Rs. 9,85,900

Titanium+: Rs. 10,67,300

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