The Ford EcoSport is one of the most popular and frequently seen cars on Indian roads in the subcompact crossover SUV segment. Not only that, the EcoSport is also the company’s bestselling car in other regions such as Brazil. The distinctive looks, the tough build and the sporty ride quality makes this a favourite car of people who want to go effortlessly from work to play and back again.
EcoSport features and specs
The aggressive looking front grille and bumper as well as the sleek styling set the EcoSport apart from its competitors. The car features smart entry that unlocks the door without the key even leaving the pocket and has a push start and stop feature. Rain sensing wipers, electric sun roof with black roof rails and sporty alloy wheels are other attractive features. The spacious interiors with coloured accents, the foldable rear seats and thoughtfully designed storage spaces are both attractive and convenient. The Synch3 infotainment system is compatible with both android and apple operating systems.
The EcoSport also offers safety and security features such as six airbags including front passenger curtain and side airbags. The rear view camera turns on automatically when the car shifts into reverse. Safe clutch start, ABS with EBD, engine immobilizer, door ajar and speed warning are some other safety features.
The EcoSport is available in the 1.5 lt petrol engine in five and 6 speed automatic, which offers mileage of 14 to 16 kmpl. The 1.01 GTDI engine is a 999 cc engine with three incline cylinders, six speed manual transmission and fuel efficiency of about 17.6 kmpl. The 1.5 lt diesel engine is available in the five speed diesel and offers fuel efficiency of about 23 kmpl. The vehicle is available in the Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium + variants and the prices range from Rs. 7.8 lakhs for the base model up to Rs. 11.3 lakhs for the top end model. In addition there is also the S Diesel updated version of the vehicle that is available.
Ford EcoSport – what owners love
Those who have opted for the EcoSport love the fact that this is a solid and tough car, with excellent ground clearance that can take on any terrain including rough and bumpy roads. People find this car to be a secure and reassuring car to travel in. Though the pickup is good and the engine is powerful, this is a very silent car say those who have used it extensively. All in all, owners feel that this is one of the top cars in its segment and offers great value for money