Ford Ecosport New Vs Old Comparison

Ford is going to launch 2017 EcoSport in India on November 9. We compare the new against the old model to find what changes it brings to table. 

Ford EcoSport New vs Old comparison

Ford Ecosport New Vs Old Comparison

Ford Motors India Limited is gearing up to launch 2017 EcoSport in India on November 9. The car is already making the waves in the Indian automobile market and we think it is a right time to apply the readers about what differences the New EcoSport will feature compared to the outgoing model. In this comparison review, we will look in the detail on each and every important parameter to find whether the New EcoSport will a better option than the outgoing one.

Style and Design 

The Ford has made considerable changes in the overall design of EcoSport and despite the over profile remains the same, the changes are very much Apparent on both front and rear. The face of the new EcoSport is far more aggressive and the meek grill has now been replaced by a single frame Chrome plated aggressive nose. The turn indicators have moved down to the bumper and now integrated with the fog lamps. The changes in the profile and at the rear are very subtle and require a keen eye to get noticed. Changes have been made to the wheel diameter as well as on the rear bumpers but these can be easily missed and forgotten. Overall, it is the front face where the New EcoSport brings more aggression than the outgoing model. 

Cabin and interiors 

It is actually inside the cabin where the things have been drastically different between upcoming model and the outgoing model. Thankfully, Ford has done away with the cluttered theme and the new EcoSport features a very neat and clean look. The pride of the Place is the New touchscreen infotainment system which is very responsive, readable, and the contrast of the screen is just spot on. The climate control settings, as well as controls on the new EcoSport, are similar to what we have witnessed in Figo and Figo Aspire. Unfortunately, though the seating comfort and the amount of space at the rear bench have an increased to the degree we had desired. The width of the cabin remains the contentious issue and the boot space also feature among the average. Still, there is no doubt that ford has made a considerable effort in bringing simplicity and uncluttered theme in the New EcoSport which is a welcome move.

Features and Equipment 

According to the information given in the leaked brochure of the upcoming Ford EcoSport, the new model will get an advantage in term of the additional features like dual airbags and Anti-Lock Braking System with electronic brake force distribution as a standard part of the equipment. You will also be getting a large 8-inch touch screen infotainment system expectedly on the top variant when will also feature the newest Technology like tyre pressure monitoring system, paddle shifters for the automatic variant, cruise control, and reverse parking camera among others.

Engine and Transmission 

Under the Hood, new EcoSport will become a Launchpad for an all-new 1.5-liter petrol engine capable of putting out 123 PS and 150 Nm of Max Power and max torque respectively. This engine is ultimately going to replace both 1.0-liter EcoBoost and 1.5-liter petrol engine doing the duty in the current model of EcoSport. Diesel choice, the other hand, will continue with the existing 1.5-liter TdCi engine offering a decent combination of fuel efficiency and performance. The petrol engine will be mated with 5-speed manual transmission as well as 6-speed automatic gearbox. There will be no automatic option on the diesel front, at least at the time of launch.

Pricing and value for money 

This part can be accurately compared only at the time of new EcoSport launch which is decided to happen on November 9. If the Ford price the new model affordably, then only it will have some chances against the established Maruti Vitara Brezza and newly launched Tata Nexon. Both of these competitors of the Ford EcoSport have already got their roots in the market and the New EcoSport has to work very hard in order to establish it's credentials.