We are driving the Ford Ecosport in Goa, and even before we could lay our hands on the highly anticipated machine, Ford India has walked us exhaustively through the technology, the features and the philosophy behind the highly anticipated compact SUV. To top it up, they have also provided us a whole bunch of some neat shots of the sporty looking machine.
So after having spent a delightful evening with the designers, engineers and the top marketing brains at Ford from across the world, we think it would be apt for us to start our in-depth coverage of this important product for India with the first set of official images of the Indian version of car. What we have here are some really nice shots of the Indian spec car highlighting all the features of the car.
Go ahead, have a look, and enjoy the most exhaustive collection of the images on this product yet, along with a brief description of the features represented in the images
Top variant comes with Hill Hold function with a 3 second pause
The front end of the car almost been carried over from the concept. Looks fab!
Keyless entry comes as one of the ‘key’ features
The handle for the hinged tail gate has been neatly incorporated within the tail-lamp cluster
Seats are comfortable, and made to offer a soft feel as you first climb in. There is firmness within though, for fatigue-free long distance driving
The dashboard is strikingly similar to that of the Fiesta. Quite a few elements have been shared between the
Push button start is available for the the top of the line Titanium variant
Steering wheels comprises audio controls and a the voice input button for SYNC (a voice command system developed in collaboration with Microsoft)
The instrument cluster
Center console comprises an array of buttons. Layout, again, is similar to that of the Fiesta
SYNC menu to pair your cellphone
SYNC menu for address book.
Parking sensors and reversing guidance available for the top variant
SYNC Emergency assistance automatically calls 108 in case of an accident, which is defined by deployment of airbags or when the fuel supply is cut
You can play music from your cellphone and make calls via Bluetooth enabled SYNC connectivity
Five speed manual gearbox is available with all engine variants, 1.5 liter petrol also gets a 6 speed dual clutch Powershift auto
Use the USB slot to connect your cellphone, or play music via USB
There are as many as 9 cup holders inside the cabin.
Even the glovebox is designed to accommodate tin cans
Red stitching on black seats adds to the sporty character of the car
There is a tray under the front seat for additional storage
Top Titanium – Options variants allows you to have as many as six airbags
Sunglasses holder is a standard fitment across all variants
Seat height adjustment is available for the driver side seat
The lever for fore and aft adjustment of front seats
Front seat arm-rest and lumbar support
The 60:40 split rear seats can be dropped down to increase the boot capacity to more than 700 liters.
The 1.0 liter Ecosport engine is a revelation as regards engine technology.
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