The new facelift Ford EcoSport from the stable of Ford is a very capable compact SUV that performs equally well in both city traffic as well as in the open highway stretches. This beautiful car with a range of comfort and safety features is an ideal companion both for your daily commute as well as on any weekend trip with your family. The new facelift of this model has several design tweaks and also some exciting features that help it to stay ahead of the competition posed by its closest competitors in the market.
The Ford EcoSport can be considered as a trendsetter for bringing in a Tsunami of other compact SUVs in the Indian market. The first EcoSport model that was launched in the year 2014 has propelled Ford success rate in the sub- 4 m category vehicles that are specially targeted towards those customers who are looking for a more robust car. The new facelift version of Ford EcoSport has a slightly bulging engine grill with a lot of chrome embellishment that helps it to project power. The trendy looking headlamp cluster and fog lamps along with a thick sump plate both at the front and at the back improve its robust image even further. Other than that, you will find roof rails, bulging wheel arches, black cladding all around at the bottom and the split taillights, which gives it a strong road presence.
It is when you enter the passenger cabin that things became more interesting. The all Black interior improves its elegance manifold. The seats are very comfortable and thanks to the raised the height, all the riders get adequate leg space, which is amazing for a compact car of this size. The dashboard is also upgraded and you will now find a standalone infotainment screen at the centre with Sync 3 interface that allows you to control many features of this car through a simple touch. The front seats have been completely redesigned and now offer you more support and has softer cushioning, which is great if you are a long drive. The riding experience in this car is fantastic; thanks to the numerous features that will help you to stay relaxed.
The Ford EcoSport is available with both petrol as well as diesel engines. While testing this car, we found that both these engines are superb performers. When you drive in diesel trim, the 1.5 L motor gives you a uniform surge of power throughout the range (lower to higher revs). Similarly, even in the petrol model, you will not find any issue relating to power lag and the increase in power is almost linear. As the car falls in the sub- 4 m category, you will find that it is more stable than big cars even when it is taking a sharp turn at high speed. Overall, it is a good quality car at this price range.
If you are interested in this car, then you have to pay a price of Rs. 7.82 lakhs (approximate) for the base model and Rs. 11.89 lakhs (approximate) for the top end trim. The major competitors of this car in the market are Jeep Compass and Renault Duster.