Before going any further with the details, it would be better to mention that Ford EcoSport is a mini SUV, originally manufactured in Brazil by Ford at the Camcari Plant since 2003. Given below is the detailed description of the concept model of second generation EcoSport, which was unveiled at the 2012 Delhi International Motor Show. This SUV will be manufactured at the new factory of Ford in Chennai. This new compact SUV will be powered by the fresh and smallest EcoBoost 1.0 liter engine while a set of Ti-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing) will improve the fuel economy and performance of the car. The Group Vice President, Design and chief creative officer, Ford Motor Company, J Mays said that EcoSport has a rough and tough attitude which challenges the big boys to play, but even with this aggression it remains sociable and friendly which shows a genuine mix of its secret making it very appealing. That’s how the new model combines the best in its category, when it comes to technology, design, safety and quality in order to offer itself to a new genesis of consumers
Not much has been revealed as of now about the interior of the EcoSport, but as per the information received by Indian Drives, the dashboard sports a console right in the middle in a similar fashion to the B-max which was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show this year. Ford Fiesta has inspired its steering wheel, while grey black and chrome combination decorate the interiors.
The Ford EcoBoost 1.0 liter engine gives 118 hp and 125 lb-ft of peak torque from 1300 rpm to 4500 rpm. The excellent power, smoothness, torque and improved responsiveness make it one of the finest of SUVs ever manufactured. The manual five-speed transmission keeps the technology to the basic, but helps a lot in speeding away. This model will be released in the Indian automobile market first and will compete with B-Class of Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz offers various range of engine, which includes a brand new direct fuel injected four-cylinder petrol engine with turbocharger and an all-new diesel engine. These engines pumps out a good power between 122 hp and 156 hp which will no doubt put EcoSport’s 118 hp behind, but it could still make up for the loss in hp with better fuel efficiency