This is yet another refreshed Ford EcoSport, just revealed by the Blue Oval. This is the European version of the latest revision that was first unveiled for the US market late last year. There appears to be a long list of changes, even if the basic car remains the same. The new EcoSport for Europe will now be built in Romania following a 200 million euro investment, replacing India as the source. It will go on sale later this year, before a new “SUV-inspired” Fiesta Active crossover model is introduced in the Continent next year. There’s a new engine, a 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel with 125 PS and 300 Nm of torque. Paired to a six-speed manual gearbox, it’s good for fuel consumption of 4.5 litres per 100 km. The new engine comes with Intelligent AWD that can adjust torque delivery up to 50/50 between the front and rear wheels in under 20 ms. Ford says that the EcoBlue will also come with front-wheel drive and “all-new, low-friction” six-speed manual … [Read more...] about Ford EcoSport facelift
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Ford India recently launched the new Freestyle CUV in the pseudo-crossover market. The company will also launch an updated Aspire within a couple of months. Even the Figo facelift will launch in India this year. These three cars should help Ford consolidate its position in the B- and C-segments of the Indian car market. As per the latest reports, the Ford Figo facelift will launch in October this year. The facelifted Figo will likely become a stronger rival to the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Maruti Suzuki Swift. The Figo facelift is already on sale in certain international markets, which means we already know about most of the new bits it will carry. The upcoming Figo facelift will have an updated front-end and rear-end. The front facade will carry a new grille and a new bumper. The rear will also have a new bumper while the tail lamps will see some minor updates. On the inside, the Figo facelift will get a handful of updates. The dated SYNC infotainment unit will make way for the much … [Read more...] about Ford Figo facelift launch timeline revealed!
The Ford EcoSport is easily among the best equipped compact SUVs you can buy in the country. Also, the latest set of updates – launched through a facelift some months ago – make the EcoSport a pretty attractive machine. Ford also offers a set of official accessories that can help you give your EcoSport a slightly distinct identity. Here’s a video that shows most of the official accessories you can purchase for your Ford EcoSport. The vlogger has used the recently launched EcoSport Signature variant to highlight the accessories on offer. However, these accessories can be fitted to all the variants. The EcoSport doesn’t get any accessories for its front-end. However, the side-end can be kitted out with door visors (Rs 3,615) and chrome garnish for the door handles (Rs 1,202). For the rear-end, you get a chrome exhaust tip (Rs 1,028) and a roof spoiler (Rs 5,556). While the high-end variants of this SUV come factory-fitted with the spoiler, the same can be … [Read more...] about Ford EcoSport Facelift’s official accessories detailed in new video
The Ford EcoSport facelift, which was launched late last year in the Indian market saw the omission of the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. All this will change as Ford will launch a sportier version of the car in the Indian market in the form of Titanium S, replete with the 1 liter EcoBoost turbo petrol engine. The sub-4 meter compact SUV has been spotted quite a few times in India. Ford will launch the EcoSport Titanium S and the Signature Edition in the Indian market and according to a new report, both new variants will be launched on 14th of May. The Ford EcoSport Titanium S will become the most expensive variant of the EcoSport in the Indian market. It will get a few visual updates in the form of newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels, electric sunroof, HID headlamps and a tweaked instrument cluster with 4.2-inch information display. The EcoSport S will also get segment-first Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). On the outside, the EcoSport S will be … [Read more...] about Ford EcoSport Titanium S & Signature Edition launch date revealed
Ford India has given the recently launched, facelifted EcoSport sub-4 meter SUV a slew of upgrades. These upgrades are meant to make the EcoSport Facelift a better challenger to the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon, two other hot selling SUVs in the segment. However, the variant rejig also comes with a price increase across the board. Prices have been hiked by about Rs. 5,000 to 10,000 on each variant. The EcoSport Facelift now gets a 9 inch Touchscreen infotainment system with Embedded navigation and rear view camera even on the Trend, Trend+ and Titanium variants. Previously, this feature was available only on the Titanium+ model. Ambient lighting and the MyKey feature is now available even on the Titanium variant (previously available only on the Titanium+ model). All variants get a safety upgrade in the form of standard speed sensing door locks and a passenger seat belt reminder. Reverse parking sensors are now standard even on the Ambiente and Trend trims while … [Read more...] about Ford EcoSport gets upgraded to tackle Maruti Vitara Brezza & Tata Nexon Compact SUVs
Overview The Ford EcoSport is pretty much responsible for shaping the compact SUV segment as we know it. It wasn’t technically the first to arrive, though. That race was won by the Premier Rio, but let’s discount that considering it wasn’t exactly from a mainstream brand and that the number of Rios on Indian roads can be counted on fingers. When launched in June 2013, the sub-4m SUV generated so much interest that at one point, dealers had to stop accepting bookings. 5 years down the line, the advent of new rivals from Maruti Suzuki, Tata, and Honda has Ford feeling the heat. Enter the 2017 Ford EcoSport. A new face, revamped interior, and a new petrol drivetrain are the highlights of the facelift. So, is the new EcoSport as likeable as the original? Is it better than the original? Or has it fallen behind new entrants? We spent some time behind the wheel of a Ford EcoSport Petrol AT in the fully loaded Titanium+ spec to determine just that. What’s New? … [Read more...] about 2017 Ford EcoSport Petrol Automatic (Titanium+)
Thanks to BHPian Auto freak for sharing these images with other enthusiasts!The Ford EcoSport facelift was launched in November 2017. Recently, a test mule of the EcoSport with dual-tone alloy wheels and a 'Signature' badge was spotted near Chennai, which suggests that Ford might be gearing up to launch a limited edition version of the compact SUV in India.The test car has an all-black exterior with black ORVMs, roof rails, rear spoiler and body cladding as well as a dual-tone rear bumper with silver trim around the number plate. It is riding on 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels with Y-shaped spokes. These are the same wheels that are optional on the US-spec EcoSport. The 'Signature' badge can be seen on the lower left side corner of the tailgate.Ford offers the EcoSport in 5 variants - Ambiente, Trend, Trend+, Titanium and Titanium+. The top-spec Titanium+ variant gets the larger 17-inch wheels while lower variants get 16-inch alloys. Looking at the spy images, it is difficult to … [Read more...] about Scoop! Ford EcoSport Signature Edition spotted
Ford has revealed the 2018 Ka+, which is the Figo's name in European markets. The updates add chrome touches to a design similar as the outgoing model’s, making it feel more upmarket. Inside, the Ford Figo gets some much-needed tech. With the Ford Freestyle being showcased, most of these changes have already been previewed to the Indian market. The only thing left for the carmaker is to slap the Figo nameplate on and launch it in the country. Expect this to happen by mid-2018.Also Read: Is the Ford Figo AT the best Ford Figo? On the outside, the Figo facelift (2018 Ka+) retains the same shape, lines and even the headlamp and grille outlines. What's new is chrome. There’s a chrome mesh on the grille and the headlamps have been reworked to have chrome inserts as well. The bumper is new and gets a reworked air-dam and fog lamp housing with the kink we saw on the Ford Freestyle. But, guess what? That kink has also been dressed in chrome.Also Read: What is the Ford … [Read more...] about 2018 Ford Figo Facelift Breaks Cover
Auto Expo 2018 is just days away and Ford decided to unveil its Ford Figo facelift after months of testing. The hatchback’s competition ,the Maruti Swift is nearing its launch and is also much more competitive product. Ford has changed what it had to make its product appealing. Today, the Figo facelift is out worlwide and we have details that Ford has sent to us. Big, flat and imposing grille at the front with chrome inspiration and honeycomb mesh is clearly making it stand out as a facelift. New alloy wheels, tweaks to the front bumper are on offer. The rear and side profile see no change whatsoever and continue to be appealing.Big change includes a brand new touch screen that will make from the Ecosport facelift to this hatchback and its sedan sibling. Black interior with subtle changes to the roof and seats will make it stand out and refresh the cabin which is the need of the day for the current Figo on sale. Automatic climate control, sync3 with apple car play and android … [Read more...] about 2018 Ford Figo Facelift Unveiled – Subtle Changes Inside Out Seen – Maruti Swift Beware!
Making its global debut at the 2012 Auto Expo, the Ford EcoSport came out as a crowd-puller in whichever market it went. After rolling out the facelifted version in 2017, the American carmaker recently shared some teasers of the upcoming Ford EcoSport Storm edition which is slated for a launch in Brazil. Just as the audience was wondering that the images were not revealing enough, a couple of undisguised exterior shots of the EcoSport surfaced on the internet.The leaked pictures reveal a host of cosmetic revisions to the Ford EcoSport which largely include blacked-out design elements lending a sporty and butch appearance. First up, there is a blacked-out front grill with Storm badging inspired by the Ford F-150 Raptor. In addition to the black treatment on the roof rails, rear view mirrors, headlamp units and fog lamp housings, black stripes present on either side of the bonnet and on the doors take up the appeal further.The compact SUV comes clad with black fender flares and door … [Read more...] about Ford EcoSport Storm Leaked Ahead Of Brazil Launch, Gets AWD