The new edition of the EcoSport has been launched by Ford for markets in India at a starting price of Rs.6.79 lakh. The new model has very few changes apart from a 10bhp increase in power which has been made on the diesel variant.
The car will continue to sell in three engine options. This includes the 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost and 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engines which have not been changed. The 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine though has been tweaked to deliver 98.6bhp in terms of power as well as 205Nm in terms of torque. The transmission will continue to be available in a six speed automatic and a five speed manual option.
Another change is that a new colour option will be available on the EcoSport now. A new “Golden Brown” colour option will be available now and there will also be DRL’s available on the top end models.
According to President and Managing Director of Ford India, Nigel Harris, with more than 2,00,000 Ford EcoSport owners, Ford has managed to create the standard and is continuing to garner praise for both their value as well as quality in terms of the EcoSport. The new launch is to make the EcoSport even more irresistible during the festive season and the new features look more stylish and have added the benefit of added power to the SUV.
The Ford EcoSport has already seen a lot of success in the Indian markets but will now face tough competition following this launch.