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Old 29th July 2017, 01:14   #136
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Spotted the trend variant in brown tonight. The spare wheel cover design was different and an explicit "TREND" badge on the hatch door was present. The wheels seemed like a new deisgn of alloys.

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Spotted the trend variant in brown tonight. The spare wheel cover design was different and an explicit "TREND" badge on the hatch door was present. The wheels seemed like a new deisgn of alloys.

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Thanks for sharing.

Can't help but point out that extensive testing we have been seeing is due to the upcoming dragon engine. Were you able to notice any engine sound while passing it?
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i don't like how the front looks rounded than before - the current grill is much more smart. And i hope the headlights are a straight fit to the current Ecosport cause i would love to have OEM projectors.
It maybe possible, but you will need to change the bonnet and bumper along with the headlights as the cutouts are different. Only the fender remains the same. Might just prove prohibitively expensive.
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Not sure if this article was already shared in this thread. Sorry if it is a repeat post. But enjoy the nice Kinetic Blue model pictures

http://indianautosblog.com/2017/07/f...-brazil-275616

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Guys,

Car Wale is now reporting that the facelift launch is scheduled for 15th September.

No other new info of note in the article besides that. Nonetheless, an exciting development.

https://www.carwale.com/news/breakin...ptember-30327/
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Guys,

Car Wale is now reporting that the facelift launch is scheduled for 15th September.

No other new info of note in the article besides that. Nonetheless, an exciting development.

https://www.carwale.com/news/breakin...ptember-30327/
That will be surprise and exciting news indeed. But i guess we have to believe it only when we hear from Ford

Jokes apart, looks like Ford is seeing pressure from TATA NEXON.

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The Ecosport would greatly benefit from a panoramic sunroof. The interiors are pretty tight and also it has a high waist line. When I checked it out, it felt like the seats in the back were sunk-in.

Not a big fan of the new front from the pics. Let's hope they don't mess up the design too much.
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As per this shady report, Ecosport refresh will cost a lac more.

http://www.newsnation.in/auto-news/c...le-178518.html

I highly doubt it, no wonder the quality of their source is a "dealership".
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Spotted this EcoSport test mule in GST road, Chennai today evening.

The front view pics of the car are images from my rear view mirror and hence look like a LHD vehicle.
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Spotted this EcoSport test mule in GST road, Chennai today evening.

The front view pics of the car are images from my rear view mirror and hence look like a LHD vehicle.
Thanks Rubicon.

Glad to finally see proper pics of ICE in the Indian models.

Might be asking for too much, but were you able to notice any engine grunt/noise?
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Is that a retracting screen? The design looks so much like the ones available from Pioneer etc.

Either ways, Ford has an upper edge with the HU. Looks like a floating 8 inch unit, as compared to the Nexon's 6.5 inch one.
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Ford Dragon petrol engine family to debut in refreshed EcoSport this Diwali

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All-new 1.5 litre 3-cylinder petrol to replace ‘Sigma’ 1.5 litre four-cylinder motor in refreshed Ecosport. 1.2 litre, three-cylinder to power future Fords.

For the Indian market, the Dragon range will initially consist of a three-cylinder engine in 1.5-litre and 1.2-litre displacements;

A 1.2 petrol will be the staple engine for the models that qualify for the ‘small car’ tax benefits and hence, is likely to power cars ranging from the next-gen Figo and Aspire (expected in 2019) to a new premium hatchback that is also being developed on the B563 platform. Lower variants of the EcoSport could also get the 1.2 motor.
http://www.autocarindia.com/car-news...-diwali-405600

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SYNC3 is also visible from the spy shots. Higher versions might get it.
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Thanks for the new spyshots @rubicon! This is probably the clearest interior shots we have seen. Looks like ford has decided to give us the full update. Even the steering looks new. The touchscreen will be a key selling point. The center speaker is also seen. So one can expect great sound quality as well. Now with the new engine, the overall recipe looks ripe for success.
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The center speaker is also seen. So one can expect great sound quality as well. Now with the new engine, the overall recipe looks ripe for success.
Initially I thought it's a center speaker, but then thought it might be a mobile dock as seen in the Figo twins. The dock doesn't make much sense though, as the HU itself should have mobile compatibility.
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