Ford introduces new EcoSport at Rs 7.3 lakh

The 2017 Ford Eco Sport comes with automatic climate control

The 2017 Ford Eco Sport comes with automatic climate control

Ford India today launched its new 2017 Ford EcoSport in the country at a starting price of Rs 7.31 lakh for the petrol manual variant. The auto comes gets some updates to its exterior as well as interior, not only this, it also gets a Ford's new 1.5-litre Dragon petrol engine that makes 121 bhp of maximum along with the previous 1.5-litre diesel engine that develops 99bhp.

The all-new Ford EcoSport 2017 is a game-changing product from Ford that, like its predecessor, is definitely going to raise the bar for compact SUVs. The 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine is retained for new EcoSport. The Ford Ecosport in comparison is priced at Rs 8.01-10.67 lakh making it most expensive SUV in the range, especially if one considers the top of the line variants. Since its launch in June 2013, the EcoSport has sold a total of 210,320 units in India till end-September 2017.

The front fascia of the EcoSport facelift features a two-slat grille placed a little bit higher than the outgoing version, twin-pot headlamps with projector beams, and the indicators now integrated into the bumper. Ford says the petrol engine mated to a manual gearbox will yield a mileage of 17 km per litre. Ford Ecosport is also the only vehicle in the segment which offers an automatic transmission with a petrol engine. This Dragon Series engine produces 121 BHP @ 6,500 rpm and 150 Nm of torque @ 4,500 rpm.

As far as ride & handling is concerned, Ford will update the engine line-up for an improved driving experience, Ford has also improved the NVH levels, the ride height is reduced, suspensions are re-tuned, and an Electronic Stability Control (ESC). Dual front driver and passenger side airbags along with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) will be offered as standard equipment across all variants.

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The diesel sports the tried-and-tested 1.5 litre, four-cylinder engine that puts out 100 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque, mated to five-speed manual transmission with a fuel efficiency figure of 23 kmpl.

The auto comes with a six airbags for the top version.

The Ford Ecosport also comes with a tyre monitoring system which can tell you the pressure of the tyres in the auto. this is a segment first feature and comes only in premium cars like the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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