Ford India launched the EcoSport compact SUV in 2012 and the vehicle got a mild facelift in India in 2015. Ford is reportedly working on a new facelift for 2017 that is expected to get a complete makeover. The 2017 EcoSport has been caught testing under a camouflage in Brazil recently.
The spy pictures from Brazilian publication autossegredos.com.br shows the 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift with a revised grille. The face of the new EcoSport has taken inspiration for the 2016 Edge of Ford at front. The large headlamp has been flanked by newly designed headlamps. The spy images do not show the rear of the car. Minor changes, which compliment the changes of the front, can be expected here and the spare wheel will continue to be fitted at the rear door.
On the interior, the basic design of the dashboard remains the same, while the instrument panel gets tweaks. The new panel comes with blue-coloured illumination speed markers and an integrated rev counter. Between the two dials, a colour TFT MID (multi information display) has found space that informs about temperature, trip-meter, time and fuel efficiency.
The powertrains are expected to continue without any changes. The current engine options are 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine, which is tuned to dish out 99bhp of power. The petrol mills are a 1.5-litre Ti-VCT and the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The power and torque figures of these engines are expected to be higher in the 2017 model than the current version.