When the Ford EcoSport was the only option for a B-segment crossover, it sold like hot cakes. But now it faces fierce competition in most markets, especially from the Honda HR-V and the Jeep Renegade. This is why it desperately needs a restyling or even a new generation, but the latter will take quite a while. The facelift, on the other hand, will be presented at the Sao Paulo Motor Show, as the guys from Autos Segredos have anticipated.
Besides a new front end, tail lights with a different arrangement and a new rear bumper, the new EcoSport will present a new entry-level engine, a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder from the Dragon family. Power is expected to be around 95 kW. The new engine will replace the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine from the Sigma family.
The crossover will be presented in November, but it will only be put for sale in the Brazilian market in 2017, as a 2018 model. Prices should remain the same or decrease, especially because the changes do not seem to be enough to put it back on the game. A new generation was never so badly needed as in this case.