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Old 18th July 2017, 17:17   #106
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Hi Guys,

I have posted the same in Ford Ecosport review.
My friend is contemplating to buy Ford Ecosport. But as we heard news about updated model. He is little bit confused.
Do anyone has detail about the launch date?
If it will be launched by Oct or Nov 2017, He will be ready to wait for the updated version.
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Old 19th July 2017, 10:58   #107
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NDTVauto is reaffirming the launch period as festive season. I would trust them more than IBtimes or FE.

https://auto.ndtv.com/news/2017-ford...launch-1726091
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Ford has rightly gone with the approach of "why fix if it ain't broken", and so there seem to be very minimal external changes
Really like the mature front grill design of the updated model over the last model but the only thing I don't like are the fog lamps - too damn big & too close to the headlamp cluster for my liking.
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Old 20th July 2017, 11:23   #109
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Here's a new picture courtesy Financial Express, confirming festive launch.

http://www.financialexpress.com/auto...season/769479/

I'm hoping to get more details on the vehicle in a day or two, will share then.
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Here's a new picture courtesy Financial Express, confirming festive launch.

I'm hoping to get more details on the vehicle in a day or two, will share then.
Thank you Vish_Janu for sharing this info here

Though I have never really like the Ecosport from the day 1, this face seems to be drawing my attention. Not that I am in the market for a new car, but would keep this in mind for any possible purchasers within my circle.

Though a bit obscured, that advert board in the background reads "Christ Nagar", which is in and around Bangalore. Seems like Ford is seriously testing this update on some of the most crowded roads in India.
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Another article describing the upcoming launches including new EcoSport Facelift.

http://www.india.com/auto/car-news/n...compass-26034/

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ok guys, I have some ver very exciting news to share with all of you.

First the verified info:

Ecosport refresh in our country is indeed coming with the DRAGON 1.5 L engine, with about 125-130PS, contrary to popular grapevine and auto journalist talk.

Also, along with the brand new engine, there will be an option for PADDLE SHIFTERS also.

The other info I can confirm is presence of 8inch SYNC 3 ICE, along with cruise control. This all is going directly in almost Creta territory. I hope the small display in the dashboard panel also makes it over.

Now, the slightly unsure bit:

The car official reveal, along with booking is sometime in October, followed by a price reveal in November, and the car itself is not expected to begin deliveries before December 2017. This all could change but this is the info I have got so far.

Needless, to say, I'm most excited about the Dragon engine coming to India, along with paddle shifters Have a look at this attached brazil review to get a better idea of the product.


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Ecosport refresh in our country is indeed coming with the DRAGON 1.5 L engine, with about 125-130PS, contrary to popular grapevine and auto journalist talk.

Now, the slightly unsure bit:

The car official reveal, along with booking is sometime in October, followed by a price reveal in November, and the car itself is not expected to begin deliveries before December 2018. This all could change but this is the info I have got so far.
Awesome. Thanks Vish_Janu. Indeed this is good and new info.
I hope you meant the deliveries before December 2017 and not 2018

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Awesome. Thanks Vish_Janu. Indeed this is good and new info.
I hope you meant the deliveries before December 2017 and not 2018

-Ravi
Apologies, I did mean December 2017

I guess I was too excited to share with all of you as soon as i got to know.
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Any idea what could be the price increase over the current model? Hope it is not more than 30 or 40 K. One of those affordable models which has 6 airbags, ABS, EBD and an excellent build quality.
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Apologies, I did mean December 2017

I guess I was too excited to share with all of you as soon as i got to know.
Are they by any chance bringing the AWD version as well? This is available in some of those international markets.
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Are they by any chance bringing the AWD version as well? This is available in some of those international markets.
I haven't heard anything relating to AWD yet, definitely not coming at launch.
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Couple of more pictures. I guess we are seeing it in India without Camouflage first time?
Thanks to our team bhipan- ramzsys.

-Ravi

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The 2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift caught testing in India-newecosport2i.jpg

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The red shade and grill make it look like a meanie There's a subtle chrome overload (not as loud as the upcoming S-Cross), which would mean that this could be the Indian facelift. The tail mount spare should confirm it, but predictable with these shots alone.
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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.
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