Ford India Private Limited, the sixth largest car manufacturer in India has launched the most anticipated compact SUV Ford EcoSport in India. The company has been producing some of the great models for Indian markets from its Chennai based manufacturing unit. It was founded in 1995 and since then it has done great business in Indian and reached the sixth position for the largest car manufacturer in India. Now it has introduced another model, but this time it is a compact SUV model. Ford India has introduced its first ever compact SUV, Ford EcoSport in India at a very competitive price. This vehicle will compete with the likes of Mahindra Quanto and Renault Duster in the country. Ford has launched the Ford EcoSport in both petrol and diesel versions. Buyers of this SUV will get an option to choose from 6-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmission option with 1.5-litre petrol engine as standard. If you are looking to purchase this vehicle with automatic transmission option then you have the Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium top end variant to choose. This top end trim has been incorporated with some top class features inside. This vehicle is placed in the sub 4 meter segment, which will lure a mass number of SUV buyers in India. This vehicle has an overall length of 3999mm and the width of about 1765mm, which makes a compact SUV. It has a total height of about 1708mm, which indeed provides a decent headroom space. On the other side, its wheel base is very impressive with 2520mm that assures huge interior space for the passengers. This vehicle will be produced and assembled at Ford's Chennai based manufacturing facility from where it will be exported to around 40 odd countries across the globe.
The exterior design of this all new Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium is extremely good with sporty and aggressive looks. If you just take a close look at this SUV, you will notice that the Ford EcoSport has got the DNA extracted from an SUV and also from an urban sedan. This makes it suitable for all driving purposes. At the front, it has got a stylish, sporty design headlight cluster and a small radiator grille with chrome garnish. Its chrome grille is further equipped with company logo. At the bottom of the front fascia, it has got a body colored bumper integrated with large air dam and fog lights. The air dam has been designed with chrome horizontal slats that adds rich look to the SUV. The bumper is affixed with bumper cladding that adds sporty aggressive looks to the front fascia. When it comes to the side view of this SUV, it has got body colored ORVMs, body colored door handles, that keeps the side profile very simple. The wheel arches of this vehicle has been fitted with 16 inch alloy wheels that enhances the style and elegance of this SUV. These stylish set of alloy wheels are fitted with tubeless radial tyres of size 205/6 R16.
As far as the interiors of this SUV are concern, the all new Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium is offered with dual toned interior cabin . While the seats are offered with fabric upholstery. Interiors of this SUV are far better than any other SUV in the markets. The interior cabin is offered with the combination of Charcoal Black and Warm Neutral Grey color that makes the inside environment to look much better. The steering wheel is equipped with volume control buttons and call function buttons while the wheel is wrapped in leather. You can also find some storage space under passenger seat. There are some more features offered inside the car that includes, driver's seat armrest, driver adjustable lumbar support, removable rear package tray, 12V power point, illuminated passenger vanity mirror, and few others. These features are certainly going to enhance the comfort levels inside this SUV.
Engine and Performance:
This top end trim, Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium has been equipped with 1.5-litre petrol engine that delivers exceptional performance and mileage. This power packed petrol engine has the ability to displace close to 1499cc and has four cylinders. It has the ability to churn out 109.76bhp of maximum power at 6300rpm and 140Nm of maximum torque at 4400rpm, which is impressive . On the other side, its engine is mated to an advanced 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission that shifts the gears that you can barely notice. This advanced automatic transmission gearbox also enhances the performance of the engine while improving the fuel efficiency.
Braking and Handling:
When it comes to the most important braking and handling aspects, the all new Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium is equipped with top class braking mechanism. The front wheel of this premium compact SUV has been fitted with ventilated disc brake , while its rear wheel is fitted with drum brakes. Its braking mechanism is further assisted by the most advanced anti lock braking system along with electronic brake assist. If it comes to the handling, you will find it very easy to handle this SUV as it is equipped with electric power steering that is integrated with an advanced pull drift compensation technology. Handling the all new Ford EcoSport will be very easy in all kinds of whether conditions .
This Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium top end variant is equipped with some of the mind blowing features. The company is offering this top end variant with advanced features like six airbags (driver, passenger side and curtain) , rear parking sensor, emergency assist, emergency brake hazard warning, anti lock braking system, configurable speed alarm in fuel computer and lot more.
The Indian SUV enthusiasts can expect for lavish comfort and convenience features inside the Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium trim. This top end variant is offered with amazing features inside that includes air conditioner, power windows, power steering , key less entry with push button start, theater dimming, cooled glove box, advanced music player, power adjustable ORVMs, adjustable tilt & telescopic steering wheel and lots more. Ford India is offering this new compact SUV with an extended warranty at an additional price.
Pros: Features are very good, interior cabin is spacious, engine performance is good.
Cons: Price could be more competitive, leather seats should have been offered.