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The updated EcoSport will be launched on November 9, 2017. The refreshed compact SUV features cosmetic changes to the exteriors and interiors, and now comes fitted with a new 123hp, 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol motor from Ford’s new Dragon series.
The current car’s 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine with the five-speed manual gearbox will continue to be sold as well. The new petrol motor is mated to a five-speed manual, but will also be sold with an optional six-speed automatic transmission. There is no word so far on the 1.0-litre Ecoboost turbo-petrol being available though.
The car will be sold with either a 6.5-inch or an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system (depending on the trim). The unit comes with Ford’s SYNC3 support system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the inside, there’s now new seat upholstery, audio controls mounted on the three-spoke steering wheel, automatic climate control and dual USB ports.
Even the base version of the updated car is equipped with two airbags at the front and ABS with EBD. The petrol-automatic trim features paddle shifters, hill start assist, ESC and traction control. The top-spec variant will get side and curtain airbags along with Isofix child seat mounts at the ear.