All-new Ford EcoSport comes in four trim levels including S, SE, SES and Titanium (pictured). Each offers a features package for every driver preference.

All-new Ford EcoSport comes in four trim levels including S, SE, SES and Titanium (pictured). Each offers a features package for every driver preference.

A week after photos of it have surfaced on the internet, the facelifted Ford EcoSport has finally debuted at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The pint-sized Blue Oval B-segment crossover is at last going on sale in the US – albeit only in early 2018 – carrying revisions inside and out to meet consumer expectations Stateside, although it is not clear if the revisions will make it here.

The front fascia has been completely redesigned, and now features Ford’s new trapezoidal grille front and centre. Flanking it are reshaped headlights, now with projector units and LED daytime running lights on SE, SES and Titanium variants. The fog lights and sump guard have also been redesigned, while the externally-mounted rear spare tyre has also been ditched for a cleaner look, as on European models.

It’s been completely overhauled inside as well – the EcoSport gets an entirely new centre console with a freestanding infotainment display and revised climate controls. The instrument cluster has also been redesigned, while the steering wheel is a new three-spoke item from the facelifted Focus. Also added is an optional 110-volt power outlet for the rear passengers.

The new SYNC 3 infotainment system is available, with an eight-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Titanium models also gain a 675 W, 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen Play sound system, and SiriusXM satellite radio and SYNC Connect with FordPass are available as options.

Buyers in the US get a choice of between a 1.0 litre EcoBoost turbo three-cylinder engine and a 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated four-pot. Ford says both mills are mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox, although that’s likely a new Getrag wet dual-clutch transmission, either in 6DCT150 or 6DCT200 form. No outputs, performance or fuel economy figures have been revealed just yet. All-wheel drive is standard on the 2.0 litre.