The trend of compact 4 meter SUV was made prevalent by “Ford EcoSport” when it was launched in 2012 in an Auto-Expo and only after its launch the people of India became familiar with the concept of compact-SUV. “Ford” has pulled up its socks and has launched a facelift of “Ford EcoSport” with transformations in Engine, refurbished interiors.
Exterior and Interior Of New Facelift “Ford EcoSport”
When you will shed some light on the front part of the car, you will witness a hexagonal grille adorned with chrome plating, snappy headlamps underpinned with chunkier fog lamps.
In the interior of the car, the whole dashboard has been refurbished and is embellished with a 6-inch infotainment system with an Android Auto connectivity and Apple car play for the Trend and Trend+ and a 8-inch infotainment system for the Variant segment.
Engine – Specifications
Under the bonnet of the facelift of this brand new Ford EcoSport, the engine is totally reformed in comparison to the previous engine. We will witness an engine displacement of 1.5 L with 3-cylinder TiVCT petrol motor from the debutante family of the Dragon series of engines that has the capacity to generate a peak torque of 150Nm and power output of 123PS. The engine of this car will be connected with either a 6-speed torque converter or a 5-speed manual transmission.
Car mileage in India has always been one of the major concerns for the customers while purchasing a car. Car manufacturers have launched this facelift after improving the fuel efficiency of the car. The new facelift “Ford EcoSport” will give a mileage of 17kmpl and 23kmpl in petrol and diesel variants respectively.
Price and The Competition Among The Contemporaries
Initially, when “EcoSport” was launched, the price of this compact SUV started from INR. 5.59 lack that enticed customers and now the price for base model has increased to 7.31 lacks. The increased price “ EcoSport Facelift” might have a negative impact on the sales of this car as it might face competition from the cars of the same segment such as Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and the Honda WR-V.
*Prices mentioned are ex-showroom Delhi, as on November 9, 2017.