The wait for one of the country’s biggest launches this year is now over as Ford had announced earlier, it has indeed launched its EcoSport mini SUV with three engine options; a 1.0-litre petrol EcoBoost plus the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel motors that power the new Fiesta sedan. While the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine develops a maximum of 125PS of power, the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel units put out 112PS and 91PS respectively.
To start with, there will be four variants of the new Ford EcoSport on offer, which, in order of features and prices, are Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium (O). With the compact SUV model now officially on sale here in India, interested buyers may walk into a Ford dealership and pre-book the EcoSport after paying an amount of Rs 50,000.
While the top-of-the-line variants pack fancy equipment and commendable technology, even the entry-level Ambiente variant offers decent amount of standard equipment including power steering, air-conditioning, electric ORVMs with indicators, front power windows, theatre dimming interior lights, Bluetooth radio with AUX and USB connectivity, dual tone interiors and remote central locking. The voice activated Sync technology on the new Ford EcoSport has over 150 in-built voice commands (Read : Ford EcoSport variant highlights).
Selling in seven solid body colours the four basic variants of the Ford EcoSport will be offered to buyers in a total of 10 trims, starting with the basic 1.5 petrol model, which will sell for Rs 5.59 lakh, the 1.5 diesel-spec which has been priced at Rs 6.69 lakh and the much anticipated 1.0 EcoBoost petrol model carrying a price tag of Rs 7.90 lakh. The high-end automatic transmission 1.5 petrol EcoSport model at Rs 8.45 lakh isn’t a bad deal either.
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