Ford EcoSport facelift launched at Rs 7.31 lakh

The spare wheel on the Ford Eco Sport remains but the spare tyre cover is an added accessory

The spare wheel on the Ford Eco Sport remains but the spare tyre cover is an added accessory

The Ford Ecosport facelift has been launched in India. The new vehicle comes with all-new exteriors and interior and even a brand new petrol engine. Ford EcoSport 2017 primarily will give a tough rivalry to Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra TUV300, Honda WR-V, and Tata Nexon.

The new EcoSport will also feature Ford's Emergency Assistance, a technology that calls emergency services from a paired phone to ensure help is always within reach.

All five subcompact SUVs are offered with diesel variants.

The previous generation auto debut in the year of 2013 with 65% localisation and thus time around the Ford Ecosport has its 85% parts manufactured here in India.

The starting price surprisingly hasn't changed and the lower variants too have kept the prices of the previous models. Customers choose from a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. We brought you the spy shots each time and we are glad the news we bring to you today is all official straight from the American Car-maker Ford.

Talking about its specifications, it will be powered by 1.5 litre petrol and 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol engine. The new Ford EcoSport has a redesigned dashboard, all-black interiors with leather upholstery and redesigned seats, and more flexibility of storage space added to the boot as well as some cubbyholes in the cabin.

The petrol EcoSport gets an all-new 3-cylinder, 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated engine that puts out 123 PS of power and 150 Nm of torque, mated to either a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission or a five-speed manual transmission. Company officials say the outgoing EcoSport's saw 7-10 percent sales of the automatic variant and expect the facelifted model to achieve the same if not more, given the growing demand for automatics in urban India.

On the safety front, all models get ABS and airbags, with the top-end models sporting six airbags, traction control and hill-assist as well.

The Ford Ecosport also comes with a tyre monitoring system which can tell you the pressure of the tyres in the vehicle. this is a segment first feature and comes only in premium cars like the Volkswagen Tiguan. The compact SUV measures 3,998 mm in length, 1,765 mm in width and 1,647 mm in height.

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