The 2017 Ford EcoSport has been spied undergoing testing in the United States.

Looking instantly recognizable, the prototype has a heavily camouflaged front fascia which suggests the production model will likely feature a new grille that echoes the one on the Edge and the facelifted Escape.  The headlights and taillights also appear to have been modified but it's hard to be certain at this point.

The interior is expected to receive some minor updates to make it more competitive with newer models such as the Mazda CX-3, Renault Captur, and Honda HR-V.  Details remain elusive but the company recently gave the EcoSport additional sound deadening material, a four-inch color display, and several new options.

Under the hood, engine options are expected to carryover. This means choices will likely include a 1.0-liter EcoBoost with 123 hp (92 kW), a 1.5-liter petrol with 110 hp (82 kW), and a 1.5-liter diesel with 93 hp (70 kW).

The fact that model was spied undergoing testing in United States has reignited rumors the crossover will eventually be offered in America.  This will almost certainly happen in the future but it appears Ford will wait until the next-generation model arrives in a few years.

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