Ford India has launched the all-new Eco-sport compact SUV at a starting price of Rs. 6.79 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new car retains the assertive front-end but now gets revised head-lamps with day-time running LED’s.
“With more than 200,000 proud owners and counting, Ford Eco-Sport has successfully created a benchmark and continues to be received extremely well for its quality and value package across the globe,” said Nigel Harris, president and managing director, Ford India. “Ahead of the festive season, we have made our clever, compact SUV even more stylish with a host of smart features and enhanced power to delight consumers.”
On the outside, the 2016 Eco-Sport is now equipped with a signature LED light guide, non-LED daytime running lights and a new ‘Golden Bronze’ color is added to the palette. Features on the inside now include automatic headlights, automatic wipers, electrochromatic internal mirror, interior chrome pack, and a leather wrapped handbrake.
On the mechanical front, the 1.5-liter TDCi diesel engine is now retuned to produce 100 PS and 205 Nm of torque, as compared to the earlier 91 PS and 204 Nm. Fuel efficiency, as a result, has gone from 22.67 km/l to 22.27 km/l. There are no changes to the petrol engines.
The new EcoSport gets a new colour, Golden Bronze, and is now available in 8 body paints: Mars Red, Diamond White, Panther Black, Kinetic Blue, Moondust Silver, Chill Metallic and Smoke Grey.
Ford EcoSport Ambiente
FM/AM radio with aux, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, Tilt+telescopic adjustable steering, power adjustable ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, front 12V power socket, fully fold-down rear seat
Ford EcoSport Trend
Height-adjustable driver seat, 60:40 split seats, Steering-mounted audio controls, tachometer, ABS with EBD
Ford EcoSport Trend+
Dual front airbags, silver painted roof rails, automatic climate control
Ford EcoSport Titanium
Keyless entry with push button start, 16-inch alloys
Ford EcoSport Titanium AT
Side and curtain airbags, Hill Climb Assist
Ford EcoSport Titanium+
Leather-wrapped handbrake, automatic headlamps, automatic wipers