Ford EcoSport

Ford EcoSport Variants

Petrol Variants
Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ambiente
1499 cc Petrol, 15.8 kmpl
Rs. 6,33,973
Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend
1499 cc Petrol, 15.8 kmpl
Rs. 7,29,127
Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium
1499 cc Petrol, 15.8 kmpl
Rs. 8,25,294
Ford EcoSport 1.0 Titanium
999 cc Petrol, 18.9 kmpl
Rs. 8,64,620
Ford EcoSport 1.0 Titanium(O)
999 cc Petrol, 18.9 kmpl
Rs. 9,17,665
Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium AT
1499 cc Petrol, 15.6 kmpl
Rs. 9,19,457
Diesel Variants
Ford EcoSport 1.5 D Ambiente
1498 cc Diesel, 22.7 kmpl
Rs. 7,39,456
Ford EcoSport 1.5 D Trend
1498 cc Diesel, 22.7 kmpl
Rs. 8,19,094
Ford EcoSport 1.5 D Titanium
1498 cc Diesel, 22.7 kmpl
Rs. 9,18,845
Ford EcoSport 1.5 D Titanium(O)
1498 cc Diesel, 22.7 kmpl
Rs. 9,73,067

Editorial Test Drive Review of Ford EcoSport

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Ford Eco Sport 3/4 Front View

We Indian's love SUV's but there are many who want the looks and presence but not the huge thirst and size and not to mention the big costs involved in owning one. Ford knows this and with the EcoSport it aims to redefine the Indian market. It dazzled visitors at the 2012 Auto Expo in January Delhi and now it has finally launched its much awaited baby. Ford will build the compact, fuel-efficient urban SUV in China, in addition to India, Thailand and South America. Looks are the EcoSport's biggest asset and it simply looks unlike anything else. The design is muscular but also compact (it is sub-four metre SUV) and packs in a whole lot of details. The EcoSport which is based on the Fiesta platform is a shining example of the new Ford design language.

The beltine for example which is formed by the windows and door creases, draws an ascending curve that rises as it runs to the rear of the car. The large trapezoidal grille is another characteristic of the Ford design DNA which gives the signature Ford face, like the other new global designs. More interesting details include inclined A pillars and a short hood. At the back, a large rear window that wraps around to the sides along with oblique tail-lamps. The swing gate handle is built into the tail-lamp and is another highlight of the Ford EcoSport's innovative design. The spare tyre, with an exclusively designed wheel, is mounted on the swing-out door. Step inside and the design of the interiors are influenced by the Fiesta sedan which is a no bad thing.It has the sporty looking centre console with neatly stacked buttons.

The design and overall quality feel also has been improved. On the features front expect a lot of equipment on the EcoSport such as a CD/MP3 player, USB/auxiliary slots, cooled glove box, steering controls, Smart Keyless Entry, rear parking sensors and Bluetooth. There is also the neat voice control feature. The talking point in the EcoSport is the all-new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine which will be economical plus will be fun to drive and is set to change the way we think about small engines. Ford says that the turbocharged 1 litre EcoBoost can compete with a traditional 1.6 litre petrol engine, delivering full torque at just 1500rpm. This engine makes 125 PS and 170Nm which is ample by any standards. But a diesel is important and the EcoSport features a 1.5 diesel 90 PS from the Fiesta sedan which is torquey and fun to drive. The EcoSport Petrol EcoBoost promises 18.9 kmpl while the diesel will give 22.7 kmpl which is fantastic. Other than these two engines the third engine is a 1.5 110 bhp petrol. There are four trim options with the base version called as Ambiente then you have Trend, Titanium and Titatnium optional. The EcoSport is the most important launch for Ford and looking at the success of the Renault Duster, the EcoSport is destined to be a huge hit on the basis of what we have seen. The EcoSport will be available in 4 variants and in 8 colour options. Ford have priced it very well and the EcoSport starts at Rs 5.59 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and Rs 6.69 lakh for the base diesel which is great value for money. For a detailed analysis read below.

Take a closer look at the EcoSport in our video

Pros: Looks, Performance, Superb price
Cons: Lacks SUV size, Pricing will have to be competitive

Ford EcoSport Interiors

The design of the interiors are influenced by the Fiesta sedan which is a no bad thing. It has the sporty looking centre console with neatly stacked buttons. The design and overall quality feel also has been improved. On the features front expect a lot of equipment on the EcoSport such as a CD/MP3 player, USB/auxiliary slots, cooled glove box, steering controls, Smart Keyless Entry, rear parking sensors, push button start and Bluetooth.There is also a cool thing called as SYNC which means you tell the system any functions or tasks to do and it will do it. Things like using your MP3 player with your voice, listening your texts, streaming music and of course hands free calling.

There is also the neat voice control feature. Even the base variants will be decently equipped. Ford has also made the EcoSport practical with twenty storage spaces inside, 60:40 split rear seats and 346 ltrs trunk capacity. Despite the compact dimensions Ford has managed to squeeze out some room at the back and space is on par with rivals. There is decent legroom at the back and as we had found out the EcoSport is reasonably spacious.

What we like
Is funky and futuristic. and loaded with feature
What we don't like
Similar to the Fiesta sedan.

Ford EcoSport Interiors Details

Ford EcoSport Boot space

Fod EcoSport has a boot space of 346 litres

Ford EcoSport Speedometer

The speedometer of the EcoSport looks futuristic and trendy

Ford EcoSport Gear lever

The gear lever is well within the reach of the driver on the EcoSport.

Ford EcoSport Cup holders

There is cup holder in EcoSport

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Ford EcoSport Exteriors

The design is muscular but also compact (it is sub-four metre SUV) and packs in a whole lot of details. The EcoSport which is based on the Fiesta platform is a shining example of the new Ford design language. The beltine for example which is formed by the windows and door creases, draws an ascending curve that rises as it runs to the rear of the car. The large trapezoidal grille is another characteristic of the Ford design DNA which gives the EcoSport a lot of presence. More interesting details include inclined A pillars and a short hood.

At the back, a large rear window that wraps around to the sides along with oblique tail-lamps. The swing gate handle is built into the tail-lamp and is another highlight of the Ford EcoSport's innovative design.The spare tyre, with an exclusively designed wheel, is mounted on the swing-out door. This design feature - a classic SUV cue - really makes the EcoSport stand out. The Ford EcoSport Titanium has 16-inch aluminium alloy wheels and a chrome grille.

What we like
Looks stunning..
What we don't like
Lacks SUV size.

Ford EcoSport Exteriors Details

Ford EcoSport Front design

The large trapezoidal grille is another characteristic of the Ford design DNA which gives the signature Ford face, like the other new global designs. More interesting details include inclined A pillars and a short hood.

Ford EcoSport Rear design

At the back, a large rear window that wraps around to the sides along with oblique tail-lamps. The swing gate handle is built into the tail-lamp and is another highlight of the Ford EcoSport's innovative design. The spare tyre, with an exclusively designed wheel, is mounted on the swing-out door.

Ford EcoSport Side profile

The side of the EcoSport is typical compact SUV

Ford EcoSport Ground Clearance

EcoSport has 200mm ground clearance

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Ford EcoSport Engine & Performance

The all-new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine is economical plus is fun to drive and is set to change the way we think about small engines. Ford says that the turbocharged 1 litre EcoBoost can compete with a traditional 1.6 litre petrol engine, delivering full torque at just 1500rpm. This engine makes 125 PS and 170Nm which is ample by any standards. This engine will however be available only on the Titanium and Titanium Optional variants. As always a diesel is important and the EcoSport features a 1.5 diesel from the Fiesta sedan which is torquey and fun to drive. There is also a bigger 110 bhp 1.5 litre petrol engine and this engine will come with an automatic gearbox..

The 90PS diesel is crucial for India as diesel is important but that 1.0 litre engine might even tempt those looking for a diesel. Transmission's on offer will be a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed PowerShift automatic transmission. This smooth autobox will make the EcoSport the only SUV in its class to offer a dual clutch 'box and it is efficient as well. This auto option will only be in the petrol variant and this gearbox delivers good efficiency figures as well.

What we like
EcoBoost will be a game-changer.
What we don't like
Diesel needs more power.

Ford EcoSport Engine and Performance Details

Ford EcoSport Acceleration

Ford EcoSport in all its three engines has strong acceleration

Ford EcoSport Top speed

EcoSport diesel has top speed of 170 kmph

Ford EcoSport In-gear acceleration

EcoSport has stong in-gear acceleration

Ford EcoSport Gearbox

Transmission's on offer will be a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed PowerShift automatic transmission.

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Ford EcoSport Mileage and Running Costs

Ford EcoSport Petrol Mileage 15.8 kmpl

Ford EcoSport Diesel Mileage 22.7 kmpl

The 1.0-litre EcoBoost promises 18.9 kmpl which means it is more efficient than a 1.6 petrol and comparable to hatchbacks! The diesel EcoSport will give 22.7 kmpl while the 1.5 petrol EcoSport will give 15.8 kmpl (manual) and 15.6 kmpl (auto). These figures will make the EcoSport the most efficient in its class.

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Ford EcoSport Petrol Variants
Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ambiente 15.8 kmpl
Ford EcoSport 1.5 Trend 15.8 kmpl
Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium 15.8 kmpl
Ford EcoSport 1.0 Titanium 18.9 kmpl
Ford EcoSport 1.0 Titanium(O) 18.9 kmpl
Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium AT 15.6 kmpl
Ford EcoSport Diesel Variants
Ford EcoSport 1.5 D Ambiente 22.7 kmpl
Ford EcoSport 1.5 D Trend 22.7 kmpl
Ford EcoSport 1.5 D Titanium 22.7 kmpl
Ford EcoSport 1.5 D Titanium(O) 22.7 kmpl

Ford EcoSport Mileage Details

Ford EcoSport ARAI rated economy

The EcoBoost gives 18.9 kmpl while the diesel gives 22.7 kmpl

Ford EcoSport Handling Braking & Safety

Ford has also equipped the EcoSport with Hill Launch Assist which means that it stops the car from rolling back for a few seconds after you take your foot off the brake, giving you time to smoothly accelerate away. When it comes to safety the EcoSport has ABS, ESP and traction control plus dual front airbags and side curtain airbags which more than what its rivals offer up.

What we like
Typical Ford brilliant dynamics.
What we don't like
Bigger wheels should be an option.

Ford EcoSport Handling, Braking & Safety Details

Ford EcoSport Handling

You can throw the SUV into corners at high speeds without having to worry about body roll or nil feedback. Talking about suspension, dampers and springs have been tuned for India and the balance between comfort and handling is nearly perfect.

Ford EcoSport Braking performance

ABS with EBD works well and braking is strong on EcoSport.

Ford EcoSport Safety features

It also has dual front airbags and side curtain airbags which more than what its rivals offer up. Plus ABS

Ford EcoSport ABS

EcoSport has ABS

Ford EcoSport Comfort & Suspension

The ride in the EcoSport is neither firm nor soft and is perfect.The electric steering is light and direct and the 10.6m turning circle means that this SUV is perfect for city driving. The 200 mm ground clearance is decent as well! Yet another peice of information is that the EcoSport has a water wading ability of 550mm.

What we like
Neither firm nor soft.
What we don't like
Refinement and ride over bad roads will have to be good.

Ford EcoSport Comfort & Suspension Details

Ford EcoSport Comfort

We drove over bad roads and undulations but the EcoSport seemed to swallow these pretty well with just a tad of stiffness.

Ford EcoSport Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3999 mm
Overall Width 1765 mm
Overall Height 1708 mm
Ground Clearance 200 mm

Engine

Torque 140 Nm @ 4400 rpm
Displacement 1499 cc
Power 112 PS @ 6300 rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 195/65 R15
Wheel Size 15 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Ford EcoSport Features

Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ambiente 1.5 Trend 1.5 Titanium 1.0 Titanium 1.0 Titanium(O) 1.5 Titanium AT 1.5 D Ambiente 1.5 D Trend 1.5 D Titanium 1.5 D Titanium(O)
ABS
Airbags
Power Steering
Power Windows Front-
Rear-
Front-
Rear-
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Ford EcoSport Colors

Ford EcoSport Color is coming soon.

Ford EcoSport Price

Ford EcoSport Price in New Delhi

Rs 6.34 L - 9.73 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Ford EcoSport ranges from Rs 6.34 Lakh to Rs 9.73 Lakh. Ford EcoSport is available in 10 variants. To find the on road price of Ford EcoSport you need to click on the check on road price.

Ford EcoSport has 6 Petrol variant(s), 4 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ambiente which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 6.34 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Ford EcoSport 1.5 D Titanium(O) which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 9.73 Lakh .

Ford EcoSport News

Ford EcoSport
Ford reveals 3 new EcoSport concepts
By Shivank Bhatt Posted on Oct,10,30 1:33 PM

Ford has unveiled three new heavily customized concept versions of the Ford EcoSport. The new concept models were revealed to the general public at the ongoing 2014 Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil. Christened as Beauty, Beast and Storm, these conce

Ford EcoSport
Ford slashes car prices
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Feb,02,21 2:58 PM

In line with the excise duty cuts on automobiles that was announced by Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram on February 17, 2014, Ford India has reduced prices on its cars ranging from up to Rs. 23,399 on the Ford Figo hatchback up to Rs. 1,06,753 on

Ford EcoSport
Ford EcoSport waiting period to get stretched again
By Nitin Sharma Posted on Feb,02,18 5:52 PM

Ford Ecosport was launched in June 2013. This compact SUV from Ford has been creating ripples in the Indian car market since it got displayed at the 2012 AutoExpo. The EcoSport was launched at a highly aggressive price, after sometime Ford hiked the

Ford EcoSport
Ford EcoSport price increases by INR 75,000
By Pallavi Posted on Jan,01,13 12:14 PM

The EcoSport has undoubtedly revived and strengthened the Ford's foothold in the Indian market. The SUV was one of the most awaited launches of the previous year for its award winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol engine and the SYNC technology. It en

Ford EcoSport
Longer waiting period on Ford Ecosport, customers opting for other Ford models
By Manisha Sharma Posted on Dec,12,30 5:19 PM

Ford EcoSport, launched in June this year, still has a long waiting period. The demand for this SUV is increasing day by day and the company is not able to meet the demand of its customers. Moreover, the customers who booked their vehicles have no

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dream carrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
By Posted on Dec,12,31 10:59 AM

Pros great look suv models.........simply superb

Cons price has to reduced.......5-7laks is excellent price

it will good look. if price is reduced its super car for alllllllllllllll

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Ford eco sport - 1.5
By Posted on Dec,12,20 11:46 AM

Pros Good looks and economical

Cons hope it is not left hand drive as shown in Interior pics

Looks like finally we have one SUV which is properly balance in performance and looks. I hope the price range is 6-8 Lakhs which will make this SUV Superb in all respect. Awaiting eagerly for launch

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Pros really its a good SUV in this segment....

Cons AT should be Launch in Dsl

really its a Compect SUV, it can beat Duster, XUV500, Scarpio,Ertiga...And Honda Amazen toyta Etios.........good Product Launch by Ford Ever in India...

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2013 best car of the year
By Posted on Feb,02,10 3:20 PM

Pros good look car an price best .

Cons non

ford eco car is best car for price and look the best car for range 6 to 8 best car of the year 2013 my thing.

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ford.. need for aggressive marketing
Posted on Dec,12,20 5:36 PM

Pros good looks

Cons price can be brought down to 06-08

hope the automatic version is available in DIESEL also

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By GEORGE V A Posted on Sep,09,2014 at 22:33 PM

I am looking for a Ford EcoSport with Automatic transmission. Do you have one available. if not, how long it would
take for delivery in TVM, if I book for one. Also what would be the on road price for it .


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