Compact SUVs have garnered a massive popularity in the Indian auto market, and the new Ford Ecosport is the latest addition to the ever-growing segment. This 5 seater vehicle competes with Renault Duster. Ecosport is a global model that has its manufacturing unit in Chennai. If you are planning to get this car, make sure you check out the features and specifications.
When it comes to the looks of this vehicle, the Ford Ecosport bears the signature Ford styling in the front. The design follows a Kinetic design philosophy that the automaker has been using for years. The hexagonal grille has chrome finish, and there is sleek contemporary headlamps attached to the front.
The look of the interiors of the Ecosport is much similar to the Fiesta Sedan. You will find the same layout buttons, similar instrument cluster, electric mirror adjustments, which is mounted on the driver’s side door. The climate control buttons are also on the same side.
Engine & transmission:
This sub four meter compact SUV is available in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol engine features a 1.5 litre mill, 1.0-litre Ecoboost mill and the award winning 170Nm of torque and 123PS. The diesel engine, on the other hand, is a 1.5-litre oil burner that is capable of producing 89PS and 204 Nm of torque. As for transmission, the car features a five speed manual gear. The Ford Ecosport offers a decent average mileage of 22.7.
Braking & Safety:
The front wheels of the car are blessed with ventilated disc brakes, whereas the rear wheels feature drum brakes. As for safety, the features vary from one variant to the other. Some of the features that are found in most of the Ecosport variants include ABS, Driver airbag, Passenger airbag, Side & Curtain airbags, Emergency Assist, Configurable speed alarm in Fuel computer, Auto door unlock on crash, Front 3 point seat belts, Rear Seat Belts (3 points outer, lap middle), Driver belt reminder, Rear parking sensors, Emergency brake hazard warning, Immobilizer system, Smart Keyless entry, Electric swing gate release and many more.
Performance & Handling:
One drawback with the Ecosport is that it lacks response when it comes to straight-ahead steering. However, Ecosport’s transmission gives it smooth handling capabilities. So you can expect to ride this car smoothly and comfortably on different terrains. The price of the Ecosport varies from one variant to another. However, the pricing ranges between Rs 6.46 and 9.71 lakhs. Considering the looks, features and driving comfort of this car, it can be said that the Ford Ecosport is a good compact SUV that the Indian auto buyers can consider buying.
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