With its dashboard and its facies revised, the Ecosport takes advantage of its recent restylage to take a serious blow of young. A facelift that it does not cost too much to pay, even if there is only one version that sees its price drop.
18,900 €: it is now the access price of Ecosport, the restylée version of which was presented at the last Frankfurt Motor Show . So it’s a bit more expensive than the € 18,450 claimed previously, except that the aging 1.5 atm of 112 hp goes into the trap in the deal. The offer starts with the three-cylinder turbo 1.0 EcoBoost 125 hp, which was not available for less than 19 450 € before this facelift. What is close to the minimum 18,500 euros requested by the 2008 Peugeot for its modest 1.2 PureTech 82, and reduce the gap with the Renault Captur , billed 17,100 € with the 0.9 TCe 90.On the other hand, in diesel, there is indeed a small inflation: if the 1.5 TDCi climbs from 95 to 100 hp, it also increases from 20 650 to 20 900 €. However, we are very far from the new and expensive 1.5 TDCi 125, which now covers the range and is necessarily associated with a complete transmission, with an addition of 26,200 € minimum to the key.
A more affordable version coming soon
While waiting for a more affordable 100 hp version in 2018, the 1.0 EcoBoost is also available in 140 hp version, but only on the new ST-Line finish with a sportier look, for € 24,000. As for the new automatic box variant of the EcoBoost 125 hp, it arrives at the second level, Executive, and imposes an additional 1,700 € compared to the manual transmission. Now manufactured in Romania, this restyled Ecosport has new weapons to make it forget that it was originally designed primarily for emerging markets. But the Trend basic finish is still quite succinct: if the leather steering wheel, manual air conditioning, electric front and rear windows, or a Bluettoth radio are well represented, you have to draw in options or switch to the Executive for automatic air conditioning, the 8-inch touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear parking aid, keyless start or automatic ignition headlights and windscreen wipers.