The smallest FWD crossover SUV from Ford is also built at a Ford production facility in India. In the 2018 facelift, it has adapted design cues from the current generation Ford Edge and it still retains the tailgate mounted spare wheel.
The standard engine is a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Some markets are offered the new 120bhp 1.5-litre Ti-VCT naturally-aspirated three-cylinder engine.
The facelifted EcoSport gets a new dashboard with improved centre console comprising less buttons making the model more upmarket. Newly designed multi-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls, high-positioned latest SYNC3 infotainment system with a new colour display allowing for navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone integration along with a revised instrument cluster, fast-charging USB ports, two 12-volt power outlets and a 110-volt outlet and new rectangular AC vents complement the upgrades.
With a length of 3,999 mm, width of 1,765 mm, height of 1,708 mm with 2,520 mm wheelbase, it is marginally Bigger than a sub-compact hatchback but with higher ground clearance and bigger wheels.
Standard features on the base Ambiente trim include a 2-way manual-adjustable driver’s seat, 60:40-split folding rear seat, electric power steering, front-disc rear-drum brakes, 4-speaker CD/MP3 stereo, power windows, front floor mats, adjustable steering column, rear wiper, keyless entry, and 15-inch steel wheels with covers or optional 16-inch alloys.
Trend variant adds a 4-way manual-adjustable driver’s seat, additional storage spaces, 6-speaker stereo, SYNC 3 is now mated to a touch screen similar to a smartphone or tablet. The 8-inch screen gives front-row occupants easy access to operate available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ commands. Body-colour trim, light-coloured grille, front fog lamps, roof rack, and cruise control with the optional automatic transmission.
Titanium trim offers lumbar-adjustable driver’s seat with armrest, standard automatic gearbox, unique 16-inch alloys, Bluetooth, extra map lights, climate control, rain-sensing front wipers, auto headlights, smart keyless entry with starter button, extra power-point in the boot, rear floor mats, rear parking sensors, chrome grille, silver roof rack, trip computer, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a seatbelt warning for front passengers, with optional features such as leather upholstery and soft-touch door armrests.
All versions get dual front airbags, ABS, stability control and engine immobiliser, with the Trend and Titanium further getting side and curtain airbags as well as a alarm.
|Engine||I4 1.5L FWD|
|No. Of Gears||6A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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