The Ford Ecosport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium variant has received various updates in its new version. It is offered with signature light guides in the headlamps, a set of 16 inch alloy wheel, and refurbished design for skid plates. Other newly added features in it include an electrochromic inside rear view mirror, leather wrapping for steering wheel and gear shift knob. Some significant aspects are incorporated in it like side and curtain airbags, electronic stability control, hill launch assist, rear parking sensors and many more that guarantee enhanced passenger protection. The technical specifications remains the same, which comprise of a 1.5-litre petrol mill. This is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission gear box, which helps in quick acceleration and boosts overall performance. This vehicle has an overall length of 3999mm and a width of 1765mm. Its total height is 1708mm, which indeed provides a decent headroom space. Meanwhile, its wheelbase of 2520mm is impressive and the ground clearance is 200mm.
With the new cosmetic updates, this compact SUV is more enticing than before. These changes further add to its style, yet the vehicle doesn't lose its aggressive and bold look. At the front, it has a trendy headlight cluster featuring homesafe headlamps, while both its upper and lower grille are chrome garnished. The blue company logo in oval shape, further emphasizes its frontage. The body colored bumper is well sculpted and comes integrated with a pair of fog lamps. Coming to its side profile, there are stylish outside rear view mirrors, chrome plated swing gate door handles, and redesigned side skirts. The wheel arches are fitted with a set of 16 inch alloy wheels that further enhances its style and elegance. These are fitted with tubeless radial tyres of size 205/6 R16. The remarkable elements in its rear include a tailgate with spare wheel, bumper and bright tail lamps. The windscreen features a defogger, and wiper with washing function.
The combination of charcoal black and warm neutral grey colors creates a pleasant environment inside. There are well cushioned seats incorporated, which are covered with fabric upholstery. The steering wheel on the dashboard is wrapped with leather and even has volume control as well as call function buttons mounted on it. The rear seat is foldable and the headrests integrated to it are adjustable. The instrument panel includes a tachometer, econometer, and outside temperature display besides providing a few notifications. There is also some storage space under passenger seat, while there is also a holder available for keeping sunglasses. A few other attributes inside the cabin include driver's seat armrest, removable rear package tray, 12V power socket, illuminated passenger vanity mirror, and load compartment light and so on.
Engine and Performance:
This trim is equipped with a 1.5-litre petrol engine that delivers exceptional performance and mileage. It has a displacement capacity of 1499cc and has four cylinders integrated with 16 valves. It churns out 110.4bhp maximum power at 6300rpm and 140Nm torque at 4400rpm. This motor is mated to an advanced 6-speed automatic transmission gear box that assists in easy shifting of gears. The mileage on highways comes to around 16.5 Kmpl, but it falls down to nearly 12.5 Kmpl on the city roads.
Braking and Handling:
This vehicle is equipped with efficient braking system wherein, its front wheels are fitted with ventilated disc brakes, while the rear ones have sturdy drum brakes. This mechanism is further assisted by the advanced anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist. An electric power steering is offered with tilt and telescopic adjustment functions. This ensures easy handling irrespective of different road conditions. In terms of suspension, its front axle has an independent McPherson strut with coil springs and anti roll bar. Meanwhile, the rear one has a semi independent twist beam with gas and oil filled shock absorbers.
The owners are guaranteed with best of convenience features inside this trim. This list comprises of courtesy lights along with two map reading lights, a cooled glove box, steering mounted with audio controls, all four power windows with one touch up and down function on driver's side, power adjustable ORVMs with side turn indicators as well as engine push start button. An automatic air conditioner gives additional comfort by allowing its occupants to set the cabin temperature as required. The music system comes with a 3.5 inch MFD screen and includes a CD player, as well as radio tuner. This unit even features SYNC with Applink, Bluetooth connectivity and Aux-In options.
This variant has a long list of security attributes that keeps its occupants safe. Some of these include remote central locking with flip key, engine immobilizer system, ABS with EBD, rear defogger, and emergency brake hazard warning. Also, there is electronic stability control, dual front, side and curtain airbags, rear parking sensors, door ajar warning lamp and a few others.
1. New cosmetic updates make it look more appealing.
2. Spacious interiors with various sophisticated aspects.
1. Mileage needs to improve.
2. Leather seats could have been offered.