Recently, the SUV segment of Indian car bazaar is flourishing and blooming like flowers in spring season. Ford India made the most of it by bringing in Ford EcoSport last year and since the time of its launch; it has been climbing the ladder of success with utmost ease. This SUV is a perfect amalgamation of sophistication and sportiness and went on becoming the best seller and made Renault’s Duster go green with envy. The pricing stratagem was a strong point here as EcoSport was brought into the market with a starting price of Rs. 6.4 lakh (ex-showroom). So what is there in EcoSport that it has become an enticer in no time? Well, the list might seem to be endless.
The looks are the staggering. From every angle, this one is a champion. The finesse can be seen all around. It certainly shows that the firm has done its homework right. The frontage of EcoSport is dominated by elegant usage of chrome strips on the front along with a bold grille and clean-cut bonnet. The large headlamps perfectly compliment the fog lamps. The virile image here is further enhanced with the body colored ORVMs incorporated with turn indications. The bold and beautiful 16 inches of alloy wheels shines through the wheel arches. The spare wheel has been mounted on the tail gate with modishness, while tail lamps fabricated with clear class add on grandiosity.
With so much of flamboyance on the outside, the inside is not a blind alley here. Ford EcoSport has been blessed with luxurious and comfortable interiors. The seats are wrapped up in deluxe upholstery. the black and grey color combination for the dash is ideal, while the air vents, steering wheel spoke shell and more have chrome finishing to bring in that extra glamour. Gear knob and steering wheel are enveloped in leather, while the illuminated dials and meters brighten up the dash. Coming to the comfort level, Ford EcoSport is fitted with a powerful air conditioning system with heater with automatic control. The adjustable and telescopic steering wheel guarantees faultless handling, while the ORVMs are electronically adjustable. The power windows (front and rear) are smooth functioning along with other features like fuel economy display, remote fuel lid opener, ample of boot space and more.
The engine options available also make EcoSport pretty viable and favorite of all. There are in all 3 engine options, comprising of one diesel and two petrol. The first petrol variant features 1.0-Litre EcoBoost powertrain that churn out 125PS of peak power and 170Nm of maximum torque, while the other one is fitted with 1.5-Litre Ti-VCT engine producing 112PS power and 140Nm torque. On the other hand, the diesel variant is installed with 1.5-Litre DV5 engine generating maximum power and torque of 91PS and 204Nm. all three powertrains are combined with five-speed manual gearbox, which ensures superb mileage delivery. 15kmpl of mileage is comfortably delivered by the diesel variants, while 1.0-Litre EcoBoost manages to give away 15.44kmpl of fuel economy.
With so much and more, Ford EcoSport doesn’t stop here. In the safety department as well, this one is an accomplishment. Keeping in mind the safety of the car as well as the passengers, EcoSport SUV has been equipped with abundant attributes. The list comprise of dual SRS airbags, 3-point seat belts, speed alarm in fuel computer, keyless entry, remote central locking system and engine immobilizer. Furthermore, the presence of Anti-Lock Braking system, Electronic Stability Program, Hill Launch Assist and Brake Assist promises the protection even more.
Consequently, Ford EcoSport is without a doubt an SUV that would not only make you stand out in crowd but deliver an amazing driving experience that you wouldn’t have imagined ever before.
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