It gets updated interior and equipment but its main change is the inclusion of a new 125ps EcoBlue diesel engine in 12 months time with a six-speed manual gearbox producing 119gkm CO2.
With initial deliveries towards the end of this year, the latest EcoSport will be available with 100ps 1.5 TDCi diesel and 140ps or 125ps 1.0 EcoBoost petrol units before the latest 100ps 1.0 EcoBoost is introduced as well next summer alongside the new EcoBlue diesel.
Depending on engine there is front wheel drive or intelligent all-wheel drive, manual and automatic gearboxes.
A new ST-line model will be added with special trim and equipment with stiffer suspension and body kit. No prices have yet been given.
Honda was a pioneer of hybrid technology but has not developed its systems until now and it will be seen in a familiar body over the latest 2.0 iVTEC petrol engne and twin electric motors.