Ford EcoSport bags SUV of the year award in Brazil

Ford EcoSport has already brought a lot of laurels to its American auto maker. After so much of appreciation and applause it has bagged another award prior to its launch in India. The SUV has bagged SUV of the Year award in Brazil, where it is on sale for quite a long time.

Ford EcoSPort is expected to be launched in India by March 2013 and will possess the award winning 1.0 litre Ford EcoBoost engine. The 1.0 litre EcoBoost with only three-cylinder is powerful enough to compete with any 1.5 litre 4-cylinder engine. The engine delivers maximum of 118 bhp at 6000 rpm with the peak torque of about 170 Nm, taking it above all its competitors.

Ford EcoSport bags SUV of the year award in Brazil
Another engine that is expected to feature in the Ford EcoSport is the 1.5 litre TDCi diesel engine that currently powers company’s Fiesta sedan in India. With the impressive design at exterior, the new SUV also boasts of exciting safety and comfort features like side airbags along with the front and driver seat airbags, keyless entry and push button start, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), traction control, EBD, auto transmission, 6-speed dual clutch, hill launch assistant, a total of 560 litre of boot space with the folded rear seat, storage under the front seat, cooled glove box and other number of features. As far as the pricing is concerned, it is believed that the EcoSport will be priced even lower than its closest competitor Duster with about 80 percent of the local made parts to its credit.

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