Monday, 20 November, 2017

Ford launches EcoSport at Rs 7.31 lakhs in India

Sherri Watson | 09 November, 2017, 19:03

Interestingly, Ford India hasn't revised the prices and the cost of each variant remains exactly similar to the previous model, which is ideal considering the fact that the new EcoSport is a lot more feature-rich now making it great value for money.

The petrol EcoSport gets an all-new 3-cylinder, 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated engine that puts out 123 PS of power and 150 Nm of torque, mated to either a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission or a five-speed manual transmission.

The design is both bold and functional: Ford's design and engineering team spent more than a million hours studying computer fluid dynamics, and more than 200 hours in a wind tunnel refining the aerodynamics of the new EcoSport.

Ford is all set to launch to launch the Ecosport facelift in India today.

In terms of design, the auto gets a new, larger grille which is inspired by Ford's global SUV line up.

The new EcoSport has been redesigned with more than 1,600 new parts, featuring rugged new looks, a sleek interior makeover, a raft of ingenious technologies and a new engine, offering more power and efficiency, the company said. The projector headlamps, the LED daytime running lights and fog lamps have also been modified.

Keep hitting that refresh button for live updates straight from the launch in Delhi. The new infotainment system uses Ford's Sync 3 system and allows for voice commands.

Other changes include a brand new but bare-bones instrument cluster, new air vents for the A/C whose controls are borrowed from the Figo and feature a piano black surround, twin USB ports and numerous storage spaces. The Top-spec Titanium+ variants get 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, traction controls, electronic stability control, emergency brake assist, hill start assist, cruise control with speed limiter, and ISOFIX child seat mounts.

Powering the new EcoSport will be an all-new three-cylinder 1.5-liter Ti-VCT petrol engine that's smaller, lighter and efficient. The engine is linked to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard, while it can also be availed with an all-new 6-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters in selected variants. These trim levels are spread across petrol and diesel engine options along with the manual and automatic transmissions. The diesel version of the new EcoSport is carried over from the pre-facelift SUV and still displaces 1.5-litres. The 1.5-litre TDCI diesel motor churns out 99 BHP of power and 205 Nm of torque.