UNVEILED: 2018 FORD ECOSPORTPosted On: November 15, 2016 By : AutoLife Team
Ford has introduced the all-new EcoSport for the North American market. The 2017 Ford Ecosport facelift will be launched in the Indian market only next year. The compact SUV will be imported from India.
The Ecosport facelift now looks bolder and more athletic. It will be powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine with a front-wheel drive or an optional 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine. Drivers opting for the 2.0-liter engine get Ford’s Intelligent 4WD standard. Both come with six-speed automatic transmissions.
The front styling resembles the Ford Escape and includes a new single grille with chrome bars, new radiator grille, new headlamps, while the rear gets minor styling updates. The rear also loses the spare wheel, as seen on various international models.
The 2018 Ford EcoSport will also see interior updates. It will come equipped with a 10-speaker, 675-watt sound system developed by Bang & Olufsen Play. EcoSport makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family with SYNC 3, Ford’s communications and entertainment system. The 8-inch screen gives front-row occupants easy access to operate available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto commands, and B&O PLAY audio settings.
Customers looking to stand apart from the crowd will find plenty of ways to personalize their EcoSport. Along with 10 exterior color choices, there are seven ambient lighting options and four trim level offerings – S, SE, SES and Titanium. All series feature a swing-gate-style tailgate. The EcoSport will arrive in the USA in early 2018.