The Ford EcoSport is the company's offering in the lucrative compact-SUV/crossover segment in India. It combines an SUV-like stance, car-like drive and comfort along with a host of advanced features and equipment at a competitive price.
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We Indians love SUV's but there are many who want a car with the looks and presence of an SUV but not the huge thirst for fuel, size, and not to mention the big costs involved in owning one. Ford was one of the first companies to cash on this demand from consumers in India, though it has now been joined by many other models in this segment from different manufacturers; a mid-life refresh should take care of things till the next model comes along sometime in the future. 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 headlamp-integrated LED day-time running lamps, sharply-raked 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, steering controls, Smart Keyless Entry, rear parking sensors and Bluetooth. There is also the neat voice control feature, and Ford's Sync with AppLink system. The talking point in the EcoSport remains the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine which is economical and fun to drive, it develops 125 PS and 170Nm. The EcoSport features a 1.5 diesel 100 PS turbocharged diesel motor which is torquey and fun to drive, it is also very efficient. The EcoSport Petrol EcoBoost promises 18.9 kmpl while the diesel returns 22.3 kmpl which is fantastic. Other than these two engines the third engine is a 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated 112PS petrol. There are five trim options: Ambiente, Tren, Trend+, Titanium and Titanium+.
Ford has priced it very well - from Rs. 6.80 Lakh to Rs. 10.44 Lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
The design of the interiors are influenced by the Fiesta sedan which is not a 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. Other features include auto-dimming inside rear-view mirror etc.
There is also the neat voice control feature. Even the base variants are 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.
Is funky and futuristic. and loaded with features
Design is showing its age
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 LED-DRLs integrated into the headlamps, a heavily raked A-pillar, blacked A- and B-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.
The 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel motor now develops 100PS/205Nm, the torque is developed over a wider rev-range which should improve pick-up and drvability. The 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, turbocharged, EcoBoost petrol motor develops 125PS/170Nm, while the 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol motor develops 112PS/140Nm. All the motors are available with a 5-speed manual transmission as standard, while the 1.5-litre petrol motor is also available with a 5-speed dual-clutch transmission.
All engines are powerful-enough. The updated diesel engine suits the EcoSport's handling.
The diesel EcoSport has an ARAI-certified mileage of 22.3 kmpl while the 1.5 petrol EcoSport retuns 15.9 kmpl (manual) and 15.6 kmpl (auto). The 1.0-litre EcoBoost has an ARAI-rated efficiency figure of 18.9 kmpl.
1.5-litre diesel motor is very efficient
The EcoBoost engine is not very efficient in the real world
|1.5 TDCi Ambiente||22.27 kmpl|
|1.5 TDCi Trend||22.27 kmpl|
|1.5 TDCi Trend Plus BE||22.27 kmpl|
|1.5 TDCi Trend Plus||22.27 kmpl|
|1.5 TDCi Titanium BE||22.27 kmpl|
|1.5 TDCi Titanium||22.27 kmpl|
|1.5 TDCi Signature||22.27 kmpl|
|1.5 TDCi Titanium Plus BE||22.27 kmpl|
|1.5 TDCi Titanium Plus||22.27 kmpl|
|1.5 Ti VCT MT Ambiente||15.85 kmpl|
|1.5 Ti VCT MT Trend||15.85 kmpl|
|1.0 Ecoboost Trend Plus BE||18.88 kmpl|
|1.0 Ecoboost Trend Plus||18.88 kmpl|
|1.5 Ti VCT MT Titanium BE||15.85 kmpl|
|1.5 Ti VCT MT Titanium||15.85 kmpl|
|1.5 Ti VCT MT Signature||15.85 kmpl|
|1.0 Ecoboost Titanium Plus BE||18.88 kmpl|
|1.0 Ecoboost Titanium Plus||18.88 kmpl|
|1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium BE||16.5 kmpl|
|1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium||16.5 kmpl|
|1.5 Ti VCT AT Signature||16.5 kmpl|
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+EBD, ESP and traction control plus dual front airbags and side curtain airbags which more than what its rivals offer.
Typical Ford - brilliant dynamics. Safety gets a major boost
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.
Comfortable as well as firm ride
Refinement and ride over bad roads could have been better
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Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,
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Glad to Own Ford Ecosport. The Car which really gives you a feel of Safe and Comfort. I am 6.4Ft Height, I sold my previous car due to lack of space between Thighs and Steering which resulted me to severe leg pain. So before deciding this car I did a test drive with other cars (Duster, Creta, i20 Active, Mobilo) out of which Ecosport and i20 had the options of both Tilt and Telescopic steering facility. Finally I booked Ecopsort. Ecosport Mileage is outstanding when compare to my previous DDI engine. I am not an expert in maths or in calculations but my monthly expenses for fuel has come down from Rs 4500 to Rs 25003000. Safety You cant question Ecosport when it comes to safety aspect. You can 100% trust Ecosport on Safety. The body of Ecosport is highly strong when compare to its competitors in this segment PickupSpeed Pickup is good and it easily touches 80-100 (Just like that) Seating It can comfortably accommodate Five ppl BrakeControl Ecosport has ABS brakes and you can get full control of the vehicle Tyre If you really want to get SUV feel of comfort, once you purchase the vechile pls change the tyre. I am not saying the company tyres are bad but in order to get good comfort I would suggest you have to change the tyre to Overall the Car is value for money. I love this car Bcos of its Strong Muscular look which you cant seefeel in any of the other cars bcos the quality of body in those cars are light weight when compared to Ecosport .
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