Ford looks all set for the long run with its latest offering Ford Ecosport. The car has already caught the imagination of the Indian market by virtue of its trendy styling. It perfectly fits in between SUV/MPV and hatchback segment and tells out boldly that it is a vehicle built for city as well as off-road drives. It’s fantastic fit and finish sets it apart from other cars in the market.
Contemporary and practical design
The car clearly stands out from the crowd due to its striking road presence. The designers have indeed done a great job to leverage the platforms’ strength in creating a compact SUV. It has a Ford signature style high mounted trapezoidal grille at the front. The stylish headlamps accentuate the front profile. The oblique tail lamps at the rear along with the rear mou8nted sp[are wheel make this car look larger than actual and very sharp. In addition to this, the roof rails and the wraparound rear glass that combines with the C-pillar and 200mm of ground clearance, lends it a sophisticated and upmarket look. Making the vehicle’s frame, strong yet lightweight is the use of high –strength steel and ultra-high-strength steel used in its body structure.
Roomy and comfortable cabin
Ford EcoSport offers easy space for five people. The design of the steering wheel and the dashboard gels well with the overall look. The high driving position lets the driver have a good visibility of the road. The knobs and controls are well designed and are easily accessible. The rear 60:40 split bench seat can be easily folded and flipped forward to increase the boot space.
The driving Force
The 1litre EcoBoost engine is the much talked about aspect of Ford Eco Sport. It is claimed to be technologically the most advanced member of the Ford EcoSport engine family. It offers a high output of 123bhp at 6000rpm and 170Nm of torque in the range of 1400-4500rpm. This three cylinder engine has the highest power per litre of any Ford production engine. Ford EcoSport 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine delivers power output of 110bhp and 140Nm of torque while the diesel engine offers 90bhp of power and 204Nm of torque.
The car comes with Ford SYNC technology which is a voice activated in-car connectivity system powered by MicroSoft. It also comes with Emergency Assistance that aids the occupants in calling the emergency services in the event of an accident. It offers front, side and curtain airbags along with driver assist system such as Hill Launch assist. The ARAI claimed mileage of the vehicle is 18.9kmpl.
The Final Word
The car looks well, rides well with precise steering response to boast. Its robust suspension system has been sorted to ensure good driving experience over all kinds of roads. The EcoBoost engine is a winner as it is versatile and practical. Overall, it is a smartly packaged car that has what it takes to eat into a whole lot of other segments.
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