Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost: Review In Pictures


Catch all the details of the brand new EcoSport S one picture at a time

Watch Video Review

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • Ford’s compact SUV has a new top-of-the-line model - the Titanium S.

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • A shiny red badge on the boot indicates that it is a bit special. And special it is - there’s a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine under the hood.

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • And, with the return of the turbocharged petrol engine, and a brand new 6-speed gearbox, the EcoSport S looks prepped on paper too.

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • The S gets some distinguishing features. For starters, it has been stripped off of all the chrome. The grille is finished in a sinister looking black-gunmetal grey combo, and the smoked headlamps (that now get HIDs!) just add to the aggression.
Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • Ford offers 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 205/50 section Bridgestone tyres in the S. Yes, these are the same tyres the Titanium+ used to get, but that's now been downsized to 16-inchers. This is low profile rubber we’re talking about (it's down on about 20mm of sidewall compared to the 16-inchers), so please slow down if you spot a pothole.

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • Step inside, and the small changes continue. The EcoSport S is based on the top-spec Titanium+ variant. So, it borrows all the good stuff from it including cruise control, automatic air-conditioning and that 8-inch touchscreen (with SYNC3, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) while adding a whole lot more.

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • First, you get the all-important sunroof. Public service announcement: don't let your kids stick their heads out of this - that's just plain dangerous.

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • Second, that bland MID we cribbed about when we first drove the EcoSport - that’s gone. In its place is a crisp, 4.2-inch MID that packs in a whole lot of information.

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • Minor updates including the colour-coordinated interior panels, the orange stitching on the steering, and the updated upholstery tie things up well inside the cabin.

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • Mechanically, the engine is the same as before. It’s the same award-winning Ecoboost motor that develops 125PS of power and 170Nm of torque.

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • Light inputs on the throttle are enough to keep pace in traffic. Shift up, prod the gas and the engine makes swift progress. It won't pin you to the back of your seat, but it does feel effortless in the way it builds speed.

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • We expected Ford to fiddle with the steering setup, or tinker with the suspension setting. But they haven’t.

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • Ford’s reasoning for not tinkering with the springs though, seems totally justified. The EcoSport is already stiffly sprung - that just about cuts it for everyday drives. Stiffening it further would’ve made the ride borderline uncomfortable in their books.

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • Is it worth the extra cash? Well, if you were eyeing the Titanium+ model, the S, priced at Rs 11.37 lakh for the EcoBoost and Rs 11.89 lakh for the diesel, is going to cost you an extra Rs 85,000. The new features including the HID headlamps, sunroof and the updated instrument cluster are well worth the premium you’d shell out.

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • Also, what we aren’t particularly happy about is the fact that a few features such as the 17-inch alloys and TPMS have been moved from the Titanium+ to the top-spec S. And it’s not like the Titanium+ has gotten any more affordable because of these deletions.

 

Ford EcoSport S 1.0 EcoBoost
  • The reason to the buy the S, then, is that you really, really want an EcoBoost engine under the bonnet and all the flash Ford has to offer.

Upcoming Cars

All Upcoming Cars

Latest Cars

Latest Cars

Best SUV Cars in India

All SUV Cars