While we await the new Ford EcoSport to reach the Indian market, the new version of the SUV is already available to order in the UK for October delivery. UK prices for the enhanced EcoSport, available with Ford’s award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, 1.5-litre petrol engine or 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine, start from £14,245 (about Rs 14,07,265*).
*The converted price do not indicate India pricing
Ford EcoSport models specified without the rear-mounted spare wheel feature a tyre mobility kit as standard, while the rear swing-gate design for those vehicles also has been revised to allow easier access to the bootspace with partial opening. All models now feature a distinctive EcoSport badge on the rear. Convenience and comfort for the UK market are also enhanced with a Winter Pack – featuring heated windscreen, heated mirrors and heated front seats.
All EcoSport models are equipped with Ford’s SYNC voice-controlled connectivity system and feature a four-inch colour display in the centre console. Refinement has been enhanced with thicker sound deadening materials in the doors and dashboard, as well as tighter seals around the pedals. Engine and gearbox matching has been revised to offer more low speed torque and better drivability.
The 1.5-litre TDCi also now offers 95PS, a 5PS improvement, and delivers 64.2mpg (about 22.75 kmpl). The 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost delivers 52.3mpg (about 18.5 kmpl), while the 1.5-litre Ti-VCT engine delivers 44.8mpg (about 15.87 kmpl). All engines now meet Euro Stage 6 emissions standards.
Note: The declared fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured according to the technical requirements (and specifications of the European Regulations (EC) 715/2007 and (EC) 692/2008 as last amended. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are specified for a vehicle variant and not for a single car.)
The compact SUV was recently caught testing on the Indian roads with absolutely no camouflage which indicates that the India launch is not far away. The updated Ford EcoSport can be ordered with or without the tail-gate mounted spare wheel in the European market and we expect to see a similar strategy for the Indian market.
Stay tuned for more details.