Ford India has lifted veil off its Black Edition form of the EcoSport today which is said to further enhance the sportiness and imposing presence of the compact SUV. The new Ford EcoSport Black Edition will be available in the Trend+, Titanium and Titanium+ variants.
The trims in which the Black Edition will be offered are Trend+ 1.0L EcoBoost, Trend+ 1.5L TDCi diesel, Titanium 1.5L TiVCT, Titanium 1.5L TiVCT, Titanium 1.5L TDCi, Titanium+ 1.0L EcoBoost and Titanium+ 1.5L TDCi. The price listing is given below (ex-showroom, Delhi):
Trend+ Black Editions:
1.0l EcoBoost (Petrol) – Rs. 8,58,500
1.5l TDCi (Diesel) – Rs. 8,88,500
Titanium Black Editions:
1.5l TiVCT (Petrol) – Rs. 8,74,800
1.5l TiVCT (Petrol) AT – Rs. 9,79,800
1.5l TDCi (Diesel) – Rs. 9,34,800
Titanium+ Black Editions:
1.0l EcoBoost (Petrol) – Rs. 9,63,300
1.5l TDCi (Diesel) – Rs. 9,93,300
The three choices of engines in which the Black Edition will be retailed as in the regular EcoSport are the 1.5L TiVCT petrol, 1.5L TDCi diesel and the 1.0L EcoBoost engine. The American manufacturer was forced to reduce the prices of the EcoSport up to one lakh rupees as soon the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was launched in the domestic scenes back in March.
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol produce 125 PS peak power and 170 Nm torque with 18.9 kmpl claimed economy while the 1.5-litre TiVCT petrol unit makes 112 PS peak power and 140 Nm peak torque with 15.85 kmpl rated fuel efficiency. The 1.5-litre TDCi diesel motor kicks out 100 PS peak power and 230 Nm peak torque and delivers a fuel economy of 22.27 kmpl. The transmission duty is done by a five speed manual gear box besides a six-speed dual clutch PowerShift automatic transmission available in the range-topping petrol Titanium trims.
The Vitara Brezza has truly excelled in garnering customers as the April 2016 sales data suggested that 7,832 units were delivered – more than twice managed by EcoSport in the same period – with bookings surged over 50,000 mark in total. In order to slowdown the growth of Vitara Brezza and thereby luring more buyers, the new EcoSport Black Edition could possibly be launched in seven trims.
It features all-black exterior with the darkened grille, blacked out moulded headlamps, large 16-inch alloy wheels painted in black, wing mirror covered in black besides black roof rails and roof cross bars, black body cladding and black fog lamp benzel. The other highlighting equipment like six airbags, Ford’s SYNC with AppLink in-car connectivity system, push button start, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps with signature light guide, LED DRLs, electro-chromic mirror and so on are continued to be offered.