Ford India, the Indian ancillary of the American auto giant has officially launched the most awaited compact SUV Ford EcoSport in India at a very competitive price. This vehicle is made available in both petrol and diesel options. It took a long time for the company to launch this vehicle in Indian markets. Ever since it was first unveiled in the year 2012, it created waves across the auto markets across the globe. Ford EcoSport has already been launched in Latin American countries and recently it was introduced in the Chinese car market as well. Now, the all new Ford EcoSport has finally made it to India where it is going to lock horns with the likes of Renault Duster, Mahindra Quanto and others in the segment. Ford India has launched this compact SUV with three engine options including the revolutionary 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine. This Ecoboost engine is perhaps the most powerful engines of its class, which can produce a power like a 1.6-litre engine. This revolutionary 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine has already won a couple of “engine of the year” awards across the globe. Ford EcoSport powered by 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine is made available in two trim levels out of which Ford EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium is one of them. Despite being an entry level variant, it has got some top class comfort features inside along with the safety and security features as well. It is truly a masterpiece that represents the Ford's innovations in the segment.
The all new Ford EcoSport 1.0-litre Ecoboost Titanium is a premium class compact SUV that comes with a great body design and exteriors. The company has used a lot of chrome to its front that brings a rich look to its front facade. Perhaps there is a lot to discuss about the exteriors of this new compact SUV model. At the front, you can notice that this SUV has been fitted with stylish head lamp cluster along with small upper chrome radiator grille with integrated company logo. This variant comes with a body colored bumper integrated air dam and with a black colored bumper claddings at the bottom. You can notice that the air dam of this premium SUV resembles the design of radiator grille used for Aston Martin. Coming to the side profile, this SUV's sportier look has been further enhanced by the stylish 16 inch alloy wheels fitted to its wheel arches. Body colored door handles and external rear view mirrors will add more style to its side profile. At the rear end, the all new Ford EcoSport 1.0-litre Ecoboost Titanium has been fitted with stylishly designed tail lamps along with body colored bumper. All the sides of this SUV have been fitted with protective claddings that will protect this SUV from scratches and other minor damage.
The interiors of the all new Ford EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium looks to be rich and plush that will certainly provide a premium feel for the passengers inside. The interior cabin comes with Charcoal Black and Warm Neutral Grey color scheme that makes the entire interior cabin to look plush and rich. There are a set of interior features you can find inside this premium class SUV. Some of those noticeable features include driver's seat height adjustment, driver adjustable lumbar support, 60/40 rear seat split back fold down that can be folded to increase the boot space from 346 litres to 705 litres, storage under the passenger seat, driver's seat armrest, retractable and removable rear package tray, sunglass holders , and many more such features. The interior cabin space of this compact SUV is good that can accommodate 5 passengers. The company has built this SUV with an impressive wheel base of 2520mm that made it possible for the manufacturer to offer huge space inside this SUV.
Engine and Performance :
The all new Ford EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium comes with a revolutionary 1.0-litre Ecoboost petrol engine that produces tremendous power output like a 1.6-litre engine. Its 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine has the displacement capacity of about 999cc that can churn out a whopping 122.5bhp at 6000rpm and produces maximum torque output of about 170Nm at 1400 to 4500rpm, which is unbelievably awesome. Its engine is coupled with an advanced 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that enables Ford EcoSport to deliver 20 percent more mileage compared to any other SUV of its class.
Braking and Handling :
Ford has incorporated superior braking and handling aspects to this Ford EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium trim. Ventilated disc brakes are fitted to the front wheels while the drum brakes are equipped to the rear wheels that functions very efficiently in all weather conditions. It has got a tremendous suspension system that does not allow the passengers inside to experience any kind of jerks. Its front wheel axle has been fitted with Independent McPherson Strut kind of suspension with coil spring and anti roll bar mechanism. While the rear wheel axle is offered with Semi independent twist beam type of suspension integrated with gas and oil filled shock absorbers.
Safety Features :
There are a set of advanced safety features offered to the all new Ford EcoSport 1.0 Ecoboost Titanium variant. Some of those safety features include ABS (anti lock braking system) that prevents vehicle from skidding when sudden brakes are applied, air bags (driver and passenger), emergency assist, ISOFIX that helps in attaching child safety seats, rear parking sensor, and emergency brake hazard warning, smart key less entry, remote central locking with flip key, and few others. All these safety features offered with this entry level trim have enhanced the safety standards of this SUV.
Comfort Features :
There are lavish comfort and convenience features incorporated inside this premium SUV that certainly offers the luxury like no other compact sports utility vehicle. Its features include, automatic air conditioner, cooled glove box, front and rear courtesy lights, theater dimming, power steering with steer mounted audio controls, push button start, advanced instrument cluster integrated with econometer, outside temperature and other functions. These aspects are going to add to the advantage of Ford EcoSport and will help it in terms of sales. Buyers who owns this advanced compact SUV will be getting 2 years or 100,000 kilometers warranty, which can be extended further.
Pros : Stunning looks, rich features, superior mileage
Cons : Price should be more competitive, more features could be added.