The much anticipated launch of the 2013 year, undoubtedly is the Ford EcoSport compact SUV has finally launched in India. Ford gas left no stone unturned in enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the interior and exterior. Like yesterday’s KTM 390 Duke, this to comes at a shocking price of Rs 5.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base Ambiente petrol variant. Deliveries commence today. Surprisingly, the deliveries to will be commenced today itself.
Like we earlier revealed, the EcoSport will be available in a total of 10 trims and 3 engine options include 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and the revolutionary 1.0-litre EcoBoost. Of the three, only the 1.5-litre petrol will be offered with an optional automatic gearbox, whereas the others will only be available with manual transmission. A total choice of 7 color options and 38 accessories available.
The 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged engine is capable of developing 125bhp and 170Nm of top torque comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, and returns an ARAI fuel efficiency of 18.9 kmpl. The other two engines – 110bhp, 1.5-litre petrol and a 89bhp, 1.5-litre diesel also do duty in the Ford’s flagship sedan Fiesta. While the 1.5-litre diesel engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox and returning a fuel economy of 22.7 kmpl, the 1.5-litre petrol gets both 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox options.
The EcoSport is a feature-rich compact SUV, includes keyless entry, push start/stop button, reverse parking sensor with visual display. The automatic variant of the car also sports Hill launch Assist system, which halts the car from rolling back for a few seconds after driver take foot off the brake, giving enough time to accelerate smoothly. Ford EcoSport also sports various safety features like six airbags-front passenger, driver and side curtain airbahs, ABS and others. It has 200mm of ground clearance and comes with 550mm water wading capability, which showing its off-roading abilities.
More interestingly, the compact SUV features the Microsoft’s SYNC technology, which Ford has fitted in many of its global lineups. This technology allows you to make and receive calls, playing favorite songs and much more. The SUV also sports the advanced technological features, including the Emergency Assistance System. This system further enhances the safety and quickens the operations after any emergency occurs like if driver met with an accident, someone will be automatically alerted.
Prices of Ford EcoSport (ex-showroom, Delhi) –
1.5-litre petrol manual
- Ambiente – Rs 5.59 lakh
- Trend – Rs 6.49 lakh
- Titanium – Rs 7.51 lakh
- Titanium A/T – Rs 8.45 lakh
- Ambiente – Rs 6.69 lakh
- Trend – Rs 7.61 lakh
- Titanium – Rs 8.62 lakh
- Titanium (O) – Rs 8.99 lakh
1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol manual
- Titanium – Rs 7.89 lakh
- Titanium (O) – Rs 8.29 lakh
1.5-litre Petrol Auto (DCT)
- Titanium – Rs 8.84 lakh
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