Originally Posted by adivik
From the Article posted, there is something related to Ecosport facelift.
Ford will manufacture its state-of-the-art ‘Dragon’ family of small displacement petrol engines in India to power its future compact model range. In fact, the Dragon engine family hasn’t been launched yet and the global debut of this new powerplant will be in India in the coming weeks
If true then Ecosport facelift will indeed get the Dragon engine?
Why cant they launch a Sedan with a new name based on the Export Aspire, That can bring in reasonable volumes.
They will thats why the new B563, the Aspire and Figo will get a new 1.2l 94 HP Dragon i3 motor, but the mystrey is the automatic that will go on to power the Aspire and new Figo ATs, Ford has officially told goodbye to Getrag DCT gearboxes because of the teeming complaints and law suits against it ,
So a new 1.2l 94 HP motor will power the Figo and Aspire petrol in Manual and automatic guise, the new automatic maybe a new 6 speed Auto , probably the 6F15 itself that will go into the Ecosport
Originally Posted by vm2011
With the EcoSport getting the Dragon engine in Brazil, it is almost certain the face-lift will have this engine in India too.
Yes it is certain but the transmission is what is puzzling, Ford has been testing a new 6 speed Manual in India in Ecposport facelift test mules, no idea whether its a choice for ecoboost or diesel or the new Dragon motor
The new B563 is far from production form, probably 2020 will be its debut date but by then Baleno and i20 Elite and Jazz , would have already captured the Indian market in full swing, so again as usual it will remain in market as an exclusive car.