Ford EcoSport, one of the most anticipated compact SUVs has finally arrived in Indian markets. This company is India's sixth largest auto maker and they have introduced this compact SUV in India at a very reasonable price. The SUV enthusiasts can choose the all new Ford EcoSport from petrol and diesel engine options. This SUV comes under 4 meter length that qualifies it to obtain tax concessions from the Indian government. Ford India will surely look to capture the number one spot in the SUV segment in India with its first ever compact SUV Ford EcoSport. It is made available in overall four trim levels such as Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium (O). This Ford EcoSport 1.5 DV5 MT Titanium is the semi top end trim in the Ford EcoSport line up and it comes with most of the features that are incorporated in the top end trim. This SUV has incorporated with most number of comfort and convenience features compared to other vehicles of its class. Despite being a sub 4 meter length SUV, it can accommodate at least five people inside by offering best in class comfort and convenience features. This SUV will be produced and assembled in India at manufacturing facility of Ford, situated near Chennai. This new compact SUV is targeted towards young SUV buyers and other individuals who prefer utility vehicles with next generation design cues.
The exterior design of the all new Ford EcoSport 1.5 DV5 MT Titanium looks awesome. This SUV has got a premium sporty look with aerodynamic body structure. The company has built this premium vehicle with the DNA of both SUV and an urban Sedan. This makes it more attractive and and more stylish compared to any other SUV of its class. There is a lot of chrome used at the front facade of the all new Ford EcoSport 1.5 DV5 MT Titanium top end trim. You can find its front radiator grille has got chrome garnish with prominent company logo fixed on it. While the lower grille or air dam of this premium SUV has been designed with chrome horizontal slats that brings a rich look to the front fascia. This premium compact SUV has got body colored bumper integrated with bumper claddings and chrome garnished fog lamps . There are 16 inch stylish alloy wheels affixed to the wheel arches of the all new Ford EcoSport that brings the sporty look to the side profile. The outside rear view mirrors have got body color and they are further offered with turn indicators. The rear end look of this premium SUV remains simple and sportier with sporty design tail lamp cluster, body colored bumper incorporated with reflectors and bumper claddings. The overall look of the premium compact SUV is fabulous that can simply astonish all SUV freaks.
The all new Ford EcoSport 1.5 DV5 Titanium is the top end variant and you can expect for premium interior design with lots of features inside. This vehicle is offered with a dual toned interior color scheme and with rich fabric upholstery. The interior color scheme of this SUV offered in Charcoal Black and Warm Neutral Grey that gives a premium feel to the occupants inside . There is a multifunction steering wheel covered in leather. The manual gear shifter knob is also covered in leather as well. There are few of the interior features that include under passenger seat storage where you can store some files, documents, and other things. Features like driver's seat armrest, removable rear package tray, passenger vanity mirror, driver seat height adjustable, 12V power point for mobile charging, sunglass holder and few others have been offered.
Engine and Performance:
The company claims that the diesel engine equipped to the top end Ford EcoSport 1.5 DV5 MT Titanium trim can offer superior mileage, while delivering exceptional performance. It sports a 1.5-litre 1498cc diesel engine has the ability to churn out 89.18bhp at 3750rpm and can generate a maximum torque power output of 204Nm at 2000-2750rpm. Engine of this is top end diesel variant is mated with five speed manual transmission gearbox that enhances the functionality of the engine and improves the fuel efficiency.
Braking and Handling:
The Ford EcoSport 1.5 DV5 MT Titanium top end trim comes with superior braking and handling aspects. The front wheels of this premium compact SUV is equipped with ventilated disc braking system while its rear wheels is fitted with with drum brakes. The anti lock braking system along with electronic brake assist technology will enhance the braking system by reducing the risks of skids on roads . The all new Ford EcoSport is equipped with electric power steering that is assisted by the Pull Drift Compensation technology. This compact SUV's front wheel axle is fitted with Independent McPherson Strut suspension system incorporated with anti-roll bar and coil spring mechanism. There is Semi-Independent twist beam type of suspension system fitted to the Thus, handling this new compact SUV will be very easy compared to any other SUV of its class.
This trim is one of the top end version in the lineup and it is equipped with best in class safety and security features. Its features include, ABS with EBA, six airbags (driver, passenger side and curtain), rear parking sensor , emergency assist, emergency brake hazard warning and configurable speed alarm in Fuel computer and many more. These functions will certainly improves the safety levels of this SUV.
The SUV enthusiasts who gets to purchase the top end Ford EcoSport 1.5 DV5 MT Titanium trim are going to experience lavish comforts inside this vehicle. Ford is offering some of the best in class comfort and convenience features inside it that places it among the premium class SUVs in auto market. There are features like automatic air conditioner, power windows, telescopic power steering wheel with adjustable tilt , key less entry with push button start, cooled glove box, sophisticated music player, theatre dimming, electrically adjustable external rear view mirror with integrated side indicators, and few other are going to enhance comfort levels inside this SUV. It is a compact SUV with less than four meter length but the space inside this premium SUV is unbelievable huge that can accommodate at least 5 passengers.
Pros: Features are extremely good, interior cabin space is good,
Cons: Price should be more competitive, leather seats are missing.