Guwahati, Nov 10: Ford India introduced its stylish, powerful and connected new EcoSport priced at Rs. 7,31,200 in Guwahati on Friday.
The new EcoSport has been comprehensively redesigned with more than 1,600 new parts, featuring rugged new looks, sleek interior makeover, a raft of ingenious technologies and a new engine, offering more power and efficiency.
“The new Ford EcoSport comes with a formidable combination of Fun, Style and Technology,” said president and managing director, Ford India, Anurag Mehrotra. “With its best-in-class power, safety, convenience and value proposition, it delivers significantly more at the same price. It is another game-changing product from Ford that, like its predecessor, raises the bar for compact SUVs.”
The new EcoSport builds on the dynamic appeal of its predecessor, starting with a reshaped front, and a large upper trapezoidal grille and lower grille that make it unmistakably a member of the Ford family of SUVs.
The sculpted hood features a wider central dome for a more muscular appearance. A continuous line running from the beltline along the edge of the hood accentuates sleek new headlamps with LED daytime running lights.
Bold fog lamps complete the face of the EcoSport and give it an edgier, more aggressive look. New Ford EcoSport will feature bigger 17-inch alloy wheels with top-of-the-line Titanium+ variant for better control and even more aggressive stance.
The design is both bold and functional: Ford’s design and engineering team spent more than a million hours studying computer fluid dynamics, and more than 200 hours in a wind tunnel refining the aerodynamics of the new EcoSport.
Delivering Ford’s fun-to-drive DNA in the new EcoSport will be an all-new three-cylinder 1.5-liter Ti-VCT petrol engine that’s smaller, lighter and efficient. The new petrol engine will deliver segment best 123 PS of power and 150 Nm of torque with a 7% reduction in CO2 emissions and outstanding fuel efficiency of 17 Km/L.
In addition to a five-speed manual transmission, Ford is also offering the petrol engine with an all-new six-speed automatic transmission that offers smooth, precise shifts across all powertrain options. A new, sportier steering wheel features first in segment paddle shifters.
For diesel lovers, the new EcoSport will also be offered with Ford’s trusted and reliable 1.5L TDCi diesel engine that delivers best-in-class 100 PS power and fuel efficiency of 23 Km/L. The diesel motor will come strapped with a five-speed manual transmission.
The new EcoSport features Ford’s in-car infotainment system, SYNC 3, which allows drivers to control their entertainment, climate settings, as well as their connected smartphone, all with conversational voice commands.
This latest edition of Ford’s globally renowned in-car connectivity system is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. This allows drivers to make phone calls, access their music, send and receive messages, get directions and more, all while staying focused on the road.
Not just connectivity, the new EcoSport is replete with several technologies to make the drive a lot more convenient, including rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, cruise control, hill launch assist and rear-view parking camera.