Ford Ecosport will be launching the facelifted EcoSport compact SUV on November 9, 2017. The deliveries are also slated to begin from November. The vehicle will be taking on the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon. The EcoSport is a sub-4 meter model which means that it will qualify for excise duty benefits. Ford will also launch a sporty variant, called the EcoSport S. It will be India’s first sporty compact SUV.The upcoming SUV now sports exterior changes, with the vehicle now possessing a stronger and aggressive stance that the previous model. The SUV will be getting the Ford’s signature hexagonal griller which is wider and more prominent that the model before. The headlamps are new, so are the bumpers which get a tough aggressive stance.Furthermore, the vehicle gets black cladding which gives good optimum contrast and gives the SUV a more wider stance. The looks have not changed much at the rear but the interiors have been renovated with a center console, a touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, new steering wheel, and a instrument cluster.The engine is new as Ford is bringing out a naturally petrol engine on the EcoSport from the Dragon range of engines. The engine is a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder engine which produces 125bhp and 150Nm. This engine is tipped to be offered with a 5-speed manual and 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.The 1.5 liter TDCI turbocharged diesel engine will be the other option. This engine produces 98.6 Bhp and 205 Nm, and will be mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. Another engine that could be carried over from the pre-facelift model is the 1 liter EcoBoost engine.advertisementThis petrol motor is turbocharged and churns out an astounding 125 Bhp and 170 Nm. This engine will make the EcoSport the most powerful petrol compact SUV in the segment. The engine however comes mated to a 5-speed manual which is already provided in India.