Ford will reveal the restyled EcoSport at the Sao Paulo Motor Show

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.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.