As we know, sedan or hatchback have a better handle and dynamic performance, while SUV has better off-road mobility and larger space. So, is it possible to make a combination between them? Maybe Ford EcoSport is the answer. Ford EcoSport is one of the most popular compact SUVs in India. Though Ford EcoSport has a body of an SUV, it is a crossover model because this SUV body is built on a chassis of a sedan.
Ford EcoSport prices start at Rs. 8.04 lakh for petrol and go up to Rs. 11.43 lakh. The prices of EcoSport diesel variants start at Rs. 8.54 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 11.67 lakh.
Ford EcoSport has a muscular exterior, just like its American brothers. The front of the vehicle has a prominent hexagonal grille decorated with horizontal trims. The Ford logo at the centre of the grill looks striking. The makers have used a lot of chrome elements to bring an exquisite look to the car. Lower variants have 15-inch alloy wheels while the top variant driving on 17-inch wheels. The highlight of the exterior might be its high ground clearance which makes it capable of cruising over rough roads in India.
As a compact SUV, the design of the cabin makes it look roomier than it is. Except for the entry-level model, all other models get a touchscreen-based infotainment system with navigation. Ford’s latest SYNC 3 system supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The lower models get a similar system, but with a smaller touchscreen measuring 6.5 inches.
Dimension and Space
Ford EcoSport dimensions 3998 mm in length, 1765 mm in width and 1647 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2519 mm. The dimension ensures that it is a tall vehicle, which means it has better mobility, and larger headroom inside the cabin than other rivals. Also, the driver has a clearer view of the road. The boot space of Ford EcoSport is 346 litres, while the boot space capacity of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is 400 Litres. It does not have a big boot, but it is large enough to store your luggage when you go on a long journey.
Specification and Features
In terms of powertrain, the new Ford EcoSport continues to be powered by the existing 1.5-litre petrol or diesel engine. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost continues to be offered in the EcoSport S trim as well. The EcoSport range is available with a five-speed or a six-speed manual transmission and a six-speed automatic transmission option in the petrol variant. The petrol variant output max torque of 150 Nm @4500 rpm and a max power of 123 Ps @6500 rpm. The diesel engine is more powerful than the petrol one, as it delivers a power of 99 Bhp @3750 rpm with a torque of 205 Nm @1750 rpm.