Day by day Compact SUV’s are getting more famous in the market and every car manufacturer around the world wants to make a strong hold in compact Suv segment. Ford launched its EcoSport worldwide to gain a foothold in the compact Suv segment market and did the same thing by launching its World famous EcoSport in Indian market. EcoSport is based on considering the next generation design. There is no doubt that Ford design best vehicles around the world and they did same thing in EcoSport.
The front end of the vehicle looks aggressive and very stylish. The front end is most attractive part of the vehicle, which comes fitted with bigger Headlight set with LED DRL’s, Projector Headlights and fog-lights. The glossy Finish insert on front Air Dam grille and lower section of the bumper comes fitted with skid plate which gives a feel of off road capable vehicle. When large wheel arches are placed on the side profile of the vehicle with 16-inch alloy wheel fitted with 205/60 R16 tyre size and black color cladding around the vehicle ensure that the vehicle will remain safe while driving off road. The first thing on the rear end of the vehicle that is going to grab all your attention is the spare wheel on the boot door. Because of spear wheel it is not possible to open the boot door in upward direction like any other compact suv available in the market and so the boot door open towards side panel of the vehicle. On the roof of the vehicle, it comes fitted with Roof mounted Antenna, Roof Rails and Sun-Roof.
The EcoSport is powered by two different BS6 engines which are 1.5 Litre petrol and 1.5 Litre Diesel engine. The 1.5 Litre 3 cylinder petrol engine produce 121 Bhp of peak power at 6500 Rpm and 149 Nm of torque at 4500 Rpm. Another 1.5 Litre 4 cylinder Turbocharged Diesel engine which produces 99 Bhp of power at 3750 Rpm and 215 Nm of torque at 1750 Rpm. Both engines are standard mounted to 5 speed manual gearbox. 6 speed paddle shifters Automatic gearbox is only available in the top end Variant only. The dimensions and capacity of EcoSports are 1765 mm in Width, Length is 3998 mm, Height is 1647 mm, Wheelbase is 2519 mm, Ground Clearance is 200 mm, Kerb Weight 1300 kg, Bootspace is 352 litres and Fuel Tank Capacity of 52 litres.
The interior of the vehicle comes with some new features like auto climate control, 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system, paddle shifters, two USB points and a sunroof. The interior is well nicely designed and provides a good amount of storage space on the front arm rest, dashboard and doors. Both front seats comes with a bucket design that provides good support and comfort for long journeys. Like the front seats, rear seat also offer decent comfort and center arm rest with cup holder space. Whenever you take a look inside the vehicle, one thing you do going to notice is that Ford used body color inside the cabin like on dashboard, door panels and on the seats which helps to enhance the premium feel. Common features available on the front and rear seats are height-adjustable headrests, cup holder space, armrest, infotainment speakers on doors and bottle space.
The 8 inch Touchscreen infotainment system comes with all kinds of features like Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Navigation, USB, AUX, Bluetooth, Radio, DVD Playback and to offer decent premium sound quality inside the cabin, it comes fitted with 6 speakers.
Ford EcoSport comes with safety features which are: 6 Airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Hill Hold Control, Traction Control System (TC/TCS) rear parking sensor and rear view parking camera with parking guidelines. Ford Ecosport earned 4 star safety rating in Euro Ncap Crash Test and 5 Star Safety Rating in Latin Ncap Crash Test.
Ford offer 2 years / 1 Lakh Kilometers warranty. Its Delhi Ex-Showroom starting price is 8.04 Lakh INR.