The EcoSport earlier came with 8 inch infotainment system, now Ford has given 9 inch system with Sync 3 software along with other feature improvements
Ford India launched the first generation EcoSport in June 2013. Thanks to its SUV design and long list of features with efficient engines, the EcoSport was a huge success to the company for quite a while. But it had to face intense competition and lost its advantage over the rivals especially Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. To get back on top, Ford introduced EcoSport facelift in India last year with a new petrol engine and design updates.
Even though EcoSport is doing decent numbers, Ford wants to improve the sales and the company has updated the features list of EcoSport along with a small bump in price of Rs. 5,000 – Rs. 10,000 depending on the variant. With the facelifted model, Ford had revised the design of front end with new grille, headlamp and bumper while the side and rear continue with minor revision. The interior design was also updated as the dashboard gets a new layout along with a new instrument cluster.
The EcoSport is available in 5 variants – Ambiente, Trend, Trend+, Titanium and Titanium+. Ford has given rear parking sensors, speed-sensing auto door lock and passenger seat belt reminder as standard on all variants. Except base Ambiente, reverse camera is also standard on all variants. The EcoSport earlier came with 8 inch infotainment system, now Ford has given 9 inch system with Sync 3 software which supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and in-built navigation.
But Ambient lighting and MyKey features are available on top end Titanium+. The American manufacturer has loaded EcoSport with projector headlamp with DRLs, leather seats, cruise control, tilt and telescopic multi-function steering wheel, push button start, keyless entry, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, traction control system, 6 airbags and 17 inch alloy wheels.
Ford EcoSport is powered by new 1.5 L Dragon series petrol engine producing 123 ps of power at 6500 rpm and 150 nm of torque at 4500 rpm. The diesel engine is same 1.5 L unit which was available on pre-facelift model producing 100 PS of power at 3750 rpm and 205 Nm of torque between 1750 rpm – 3250 rpm.
Both these engines are mated to 5 speed manual and petrol engine get the option of 6 speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifter behind the steering wheel. The EcoSport returns 23 Kmpl for Diesel, 17 Kmpl for petrol manual and 14.8 Kmpl for automatic. Ford EcoSport competes against Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Honda WR-V and Mahindra TUV300. Here is the list of revised Ford EcoSport prices:
|Revised Ford EcoSport Prices|
|Ambiente||Rs. 7,82,000||Rs. 8,41,700|
|Trend||Rs. 8,56,200||Rs. 9,15,700|
|Trend +||Rs. 9,75,800||Rs. 9,55,700|
|Titanium||Rs. 9,55,400||Rs. 10,14,300|
|Titanium +||Rs. 10,52,300||Rs. 11,04,300|
|Titanium + AT||Rs. 11,35,600||_|