January 19, 2017: Ford has launched the Platinum Edition of the EcoSport. It is either available with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine or with the 1.5-litre TDCi diesel motor. Changes include a blacked-out roof, new 17-inch alloy wheels, fatter tyres and a few tweaks on the front and rear bumpers. Inside the cabin it gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports DVD playback, has built-in GPS navigation and also acts as the monitor for the newly installed rearview camera. The car also gets cruise control and comes with six airbags.
Ford will soon offer the EcoSport with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, new 17-inch alloy wheels and blacked-out roof. Meanwhile, Ford has removed the following features from the Trend variant: driver's seat height adjust, reclining and split folding rear seat, rear windscreen washer and defogger and rear parcel tray. The following features have been removed from Titanium and Titanium+ variants: driver's armrest, lumbar support, daytime running lights and cooled glovebox. Ford has taken wraps off the facelifted EcoSport on Snapchat. It will have its public debut at the upcoming 2016 Los Angeles Motor Show. In India, it is likely to go on sale around mid-2017 and will compete with its existing rivals such as the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Mahindra TUV300 along with the upcoming Honda WR-V. The facelifted EcoSport has subtle design changes, especially to its front profile. Contrary to this, the cabin is completely overhauled and features Ford's latest SYNC 3 infotainment that supports both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. In the Indian market, the facelifted EcoSport is likely to remain unaltered mechanically and will come with the existing 1.5-litre TDCi diesel along with the 1.5-litre Ti-VCT and the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine options.
Recently, Ford India has introduced a ‘Signature Edition’ range of accessories pack for the pre-facelift EcoSport Black Edition at a starting price of Rs 9.26 lakh (ex-showroom). This Black Edition was launched in the range of Rs 8.58 - 9.93 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) and is available in three variants – Trend+, Titanium and Titanium+. The EcoSport in India is presently available with a choice of three powertrain options - the 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine with both manual (five-speed) and automatic transmission (six-speed dual-clutch) options, and the 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine as well as the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol motor with a five-speed manual.
The Ford has been the constant road companion in my family since 2005. We have been lucky enough to transit with Ford vehicles starting from the Ford Ikon in 2005, the Ford Figo in 2010 and the Ford Ecosport in 2014. And honestly, it feels like I've moved from glory to glory.
The car honestly seems have delivered its value for money. It comes around with many perks which do include a nippy display screen indicating the distance as the car reverses; warning signs on any door / boot left open read more 23
So, 3 years back I asked my Dad to buy me a car as I used to travel a lot in my alto and I realised that it would be cost effective if I had a Diesel car.After discussing this with my Dad we both agreed on a budget of 4 lacs rupees and decided to buy a second hand sedan. I found a second hand Hyundai Verna in my budget and I was going to take a test drive on that day, but as they say mothers have the last say in the house so did my mother as she suggested lets put in 3 lacs more and go for a bra read more 9
When we were looking for a vehicle in 10-11 lakh price bracket last year in December, I came to know about the EcoSport. Came pretty impressed after the test drive. In the price band of a c-segment sedan, you get a lot of features plus you sit high off the ground. And when it rains you can easily maneuver around if the street is slightly flooded since it comes with 550mm of water wading. A lot of cars struggles in this situation.
It is also good for soft off-roading as it sits 205 mm above the read more 186
Since its debut in 2013, the EcoSport has written a phenomenal success story for Ford India. The contemporary design paired with the appeal of an SUV, wide range of engine options and the plethora of features on-board makes the baby SUV quite a catch. The American automaker has recently given the EcoSport a nip-and-tuck, and we can expect a major facelift to make its way to India before the end of 2017. What are the EcoSport’s hits and misses? Read on -
Things We Like in EcoSport
Contemporary styling turns a lot of heads. Among the best looking SUVs in its class.
Punchy 1.5-litre diesel engine is offers a healthy blend of performance and efficiency
Optional dual-clutch automatic (petrol) is smooth and quick.
Feature-packed. 17-inch alloy wheels, touchscreen audio system, automatic climate control etc.
Things We Don't Like in EcoSport
Stiff ride quality makes it thud over potholes
Narrow cabin makes it best-suited for four occupants at best. Bootspace (362-litres) is strictly average as well.
Stand Out Features
The 1.0-litre turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine is refined and fun to drive.
Safety. Only one in its class to feature six airbags.
If you need a sporty, practical and feature loaded offering that gives you the predictability and ease of use of a hatchback, along with the look and ground clearance of an SUV, the EcoSport is a great option.
"The EcoSport is a stylish and well-rounded product and gives you a lot of bang for your buck."
The EcoSport is a stylish and well-rounded product and gives you a lot of bang for your buck.
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