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Ford EcoSport — Sportiness personified says

Ford India is said to be one of the most successful car brands in India. With its hatchback Figo, it has managed to charm one and all. But with EcoSport, the SUV segment has been conquered very well too. Since the time, this one has stepped foot into the market, the car has shown some striking sales figures. So what has been keeping EcoSport strong and going? Well, the first thing is the price tag. Keeping in mind the tough competition coming from Renault Duster, the cost of EcoSport was kept extremely competitive. You can take home this sporty SUV with a price tag of Rs. 6.4 lakh (ex-showroom).

Ford EcoSport

One glance at EcoSport and it makes your mind go crazy. The perfect mix of sophistication and sportiness stuns everyone. The poise that the car poses is visible. Starting with the front, the car comes with a bold grille and well-designed bonnet. The headlamp cluster is beautiful accompanied with usage of chrome. The fog lamps here are positioned keeping in mind the finesse it requires. The body colored ORVMs is incorporated with turn indicators, while the door handles are comfortable when grasped. The 16 inches of alloy wheels are ideally fitted into the flared wheel arches. The spare wheel at the rear adds on much more masculinity to the appearance. The ostentation is enhanced with the good-looking tail lights and big windscreen.

On the inside, the elaborateness and pomposity is sustained. Ford India has worked very hard to make the interiors of EcoSport comfortable and stylish. The seats have premium upholstery for them, which are amplified with the grey and black dashboard theme. The steering wheel spokes and air vents have been finished with chrome to add the much-needed bewitchment. The leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob are present with lit-up meters and dials in the front cabin. The comfort of the passengers is taken care of by providing the SUV with a very efficient and capable air conditioning system with heater and automatic control in the top variants. The adjustable power steering wheel here ensures smooth handling and better performance on road. The ORVMs are electronically adjustable, while you would also find miscellaneous features like remote fuel lid opener, door ajar warning, fuel economy display, great music system and more.

Coming to the safety features, Ford EcoSport is not a flash in a pan here. The car is loaded with numerous safety features that not only ensures safety of the passenger but also of the car itself. The body is strong, while dual SRS airbags for the driver and front co-passenger are responsive as and when needed. Except for this, you will also see speed alarm in fuel computer, 3-point seat belts, remote central locking system, keyless entry and engine immobilizer. The anti-lock braking system accompanied with electronic stability program, brake assist and hill launch assist takes way the cake in this department.

Finally talking about that one thing, which is solely responsible for the performance delivery on road i.e. engine. Ford EcoSport has kept all happy by offering both diesel and petrol engine options. The petrol is further has two alternatives, one with 1.0-litre EcoBoost generating peak power of 125Ps and 170Nm of torque. On the other hand, the 1.5-Litre Ti-VCT engine has the ability to produce maximum power of 112PS and 140Nm torque. The diesel variant of the SUV is fitted with 1.5-Litre DV5 engine that comfortably gives away 91PS of peak power and 204Nm of maximum torque. The five-speed manual gearbox is coupled with these engines to ensure high class performance and superb mileage delivery.

Therefore, Ford EcoSport SUV is certainly one of the best available in the Indian car market. It not only possesses some awesome exteriors and interiors, but the driving experience is one its kinds.  (

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