The Ford EcoSport is the most awaited cars of recent times. The Ford EcoSport, which is still a few weeks away from its India launch, is a Renault Duster adversary and looks promising enough to become the next big thing from Ford India.
Both the Ford EcoSport and the Renault Duster are on sale in Brazil car market and EcoSport has been outselling the Duster in Brazil since quite some time now. Ford’s Brazilian subsidiary has sold as many as 6,397 units of the EcoSport in Brazil. On comparison with the 4,050 units of the Duster that Renault has managed to sell in the same time period, the sales of EcoSport are considerably higher.
In Brazil, the EcoSport is priced higher than the Duster. The fact that the EcoSport outsells the Duster even on being pricier speaks a lot about the former’s appeal. In Brazil, both the EcoSport and the Dusters are available with petrol engine options only.
The India spec Ford EcoSport will come in three engine variants- 1.5 litre normally aspirated petrol, 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel and the 1.0 litre turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine that has been making a lot of news ever since its debut.
The Ford Ecosport will be sold in India in four trim levels- Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium Optional pack.
The Ambiente trim level will be available with the 1.5 liter petrol and turbo diesel engine. The Ambiente variant will get-
· Electric power steering with tilt and telescopic adjust
· Audio System with Bluetooth and USB support
· Electric ORVMs
· Flat folding rear seat
· Multi function display
· Front Power Windows
The Trend trim level too will be available only with the 1.5 Liter petrol and diesel engine and will also come with-
· ABS + EBD
· Rear Power Windows
· Defogger and wash-wipe
· Body coloured wing mirrors
· 60:40 split rear seat
· Power socket
· Steering mounted audio controls
· Rear parcel tray
· Silver trim for door handles on the inside
· Height adjustable driver seat
The Titanium variants will be available only with the 1 Liter EcoBoost turbocharged petrol and 1.5 Liter Ti-VCT petrol engine. The Titanium trim level brings along 6 speed PowerShift dual clutch automatic transmission. Additional equipment on offer includes-
· 16 inch alloy wheels
· Ford SYNC infotainment system
· Front arm rest
· Cooled glove box
· Twin airbags
· Reverse parking sensors
· Leather wrapped steering
· Roof rails
· Automatic climate control
· Front fog lamps
· Chrome tipped exterior styling bits
The top of the line Titanium Optional pack variant also gets-
· Leather seats
· Push button start
· Keyless Entry
· Side and Curtain Airbags
It remains to be seen if the EcoSport will manage to outsell the Duster once it is launched in India.