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Ford EcoSport Gets Dual Airbags As Standard

The base variant of the new Ford EcoSport 2016 is available at Rs. 6.68 lakh, while the top-end model costs Rs. 7.28 lakh. (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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November 7, 2016 – Ford India has announced to offer dual airbags as standard across all variants of the EcoSport compact SUV. Till now, the EcoSport’s Trend and above variants were only offered with the dual airbag. Following in the footsteps of its rival, Maruti Vitara Brezza that gets driver airbag across all variants, Ford has taken a positive move for improving occupants’ safety. Along with this, the American carmaker has made driver airbag standard across its entire product lineup.

In May 2016, Ford introduced the new EcoSport ‘Black Edition’ at a starting price of Rs 8.58 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Ford EcoSport Black Edition is being made available in three variants – Trend+, Titanium & Titanium+ – and three powertrain options – 1.5-litre TiVCT petrol, 1.5-litre TDCi and 1.0-litre EcoBoost. Both 5-speed manual and 6-speed dual clutch PowerShift automatic transmissions are on offer. The EcoSport’s new edition looks edgier and sportier than the regular model. The new Ford EcoSport Black Edition gets sporty all-black exterior with black front grille, black fog lamp bezel, black-out moulded headlamps, black roof rails and roof cross bars, black mirror covers and 16-inch black alloy wheels.

Ford EcoSport Black Edition price

Ford EcoSport Black Edition Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)

Variant Trend+ Titanium Titanium+
1.5-litre TiVCT (Petrol) Rs 8.74 lakh
1.5-litre TiVCT (Petrol) AT Rs 9.79 lakh
1.0-litre EcoBoost (Petrol) Rs 8.58 lakh Rs 9.63 lakh
1.5-litre TDCi (Diesel) Rs 8.88 lakh Rs 9.34 lakh Rs 9.93 lakh

Also Read: New Ford Endeavour 2016 – All You Need to Know

New Ford EcoSport received a price cut of up to Rs. 1.12 lakh in March 2016. The price cut not only enhances the vehicle’s value for money proposition, but also helps it to withstand its new rival – Maruti Vitara Brezza. Currently, the base variant of the new Ford EcoSport 2016 is priced at Rs. 6.68 lakh, while the top-end model costs Rs. 9.93 lakh. (ex-showroom, Delhi).

New Ford EcoSport 2016 Prices

Variant Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
1.5-litre Ti-VCT (Petrol) Ambiente Rs 6.68 lakh
1.5-litre Ti-VCT (Petrol) Trend Rs 7.40 lakh
1.5-litre Ti-VCT (Petrol) Titanium Rs 8.56 lakh
1.5L Ti-VCT (Petrol) AT Titanium Rs 9.61 lakh
1.0-litre EcoBoost (Petrol) Trend+ Rs 8.18 lakh
1.0-litre EcoBoost (Petrol) Titanium+ Rs 9.45 lakh
1.5-litre TDCi (Diesel) Ambiente Rs 7.28 lakh
1.5-litre TDCi (Diesel) Trend Rs 8.00 lakh
1.5-litre TDCi (Diesel) Trend+ Rs 8.48 lakh
1.5-litre TDCi (Diesel) Titanium Rs 9.16 lakh
1.5-litre TDCi (Diesel) Titanium+ Rs 9.75 lakh 

New Ford EcoSport 2016 Specifications

Engine 1.0-litre Ecoboost petrol (Trend+ and Titanium+)
Maximum Power 123.37bhp @ 6,000rpm
Maximum Torque 170Nm @ 1,400rpm – 4,500rpm
Engine 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol (Ambiente, Trend and Titanium)
Maximum Power 110bhp @ 6,300rpm
Maximum Torque 140Nm @ 4,400rpm
Engine 1.5-litre TDCi diesel (across all trims)
Maximum Power 99bhp @ 3,750rpm
Maximum Torque 205Nm @ 1,750rpm – 3,250rpm
Transmission 5-speed Manual & 6-speed PowerShift dual-clutch (only on the 1.5-litre Titanium petrol model)

New Ford EcoSport 2016 Mileage

Variant Mileage
1.5-litre TDCi Diesel 22.27kmpl
1.0-litre Ecoboost Petrol 19kmpl
1.5-litre Ti-VCT Petrol 15.8kmpl 

The new Ford EcoSport 2016 received minor cosmetic updates along with a new trim – Trend+ – in both petrol and diesel versions. Besides this, the new Ford EcoSport 2016 also comes with a more powerful version of the 1.5-litre TDCi diesel mill. As against the previous model’s 90bhp, this engine is tuned to produce 99bhp while offering an impressive mileage of 22.27kmpl. The other two engine options – 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol and 1.5-litre TDCi diesel – receive no changes.

Read Comparisions – 

Ford EcoSport Vs Mahindra TUV300 

Ford EcoSport Vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Vs Mahindra TUV300

New Ford EcoSport 2016 Images: Gallery

New Ford EcoSport 2016 Variant-Wise Features

2016 Ford EcoSport Ambiente (+ Outgoing model’s features): 100% rear seat-back fold-down and 12V power socket up front

2016 Ford EcoSport Trend (+ Outgoing model’s features): Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)

2016 Ford EcoSport Trend+ (+ Trend Features): Headlights with signature lightguide, chrome grille, foglights, silver painted roof rails, automatic climate control, instrument cluster with average fuel efficiency, average speed, distance to empty, econometer and distance to empty and dual front airbags

2016 Ford EcoSport Titanium MT (+ Outgoing model’s features): Smart Keyless entry with push button start

2016 Ford EcoSport Titanium AT: No changes have been made to this variant

2016 Ford EcoSport Titanium+ (+ Outgoing model’s features): Automatic headlights, daytime running lights without LED elements, automatic wipers, electrochromatic inner rear view mirror, leather-wrapped handbrake and interior chrome pack (cluster rings, inner door handles, cluster applique, AC regulator and tips on power window switches)

New Ford EcoSport 2016 Rivals

The 2016 Ford EcoSport takes on the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Mahindra TUV300 and other compact SUVs.

New Ford EcoSport 2016 Exterior 

The 2016 Ford EcoSport looks identical to the previous model as it carries the same design. The only difference, however, is the addition of the new signature light guide, daytime running lights and fog lamps that give it a slightly more up-market feel. Other key highlights include rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and electrochromic mirror, etc. The new Ford EcoSport 2016 comes in a new festive colour – Golden Bronze – along with the regular 7 shades – Mars Red, Diamond White, Panther Black, Kinetic Blue, Moondust Silver, Chill Metallic and Smoke Grey.

New Ford EcoSport 2016 Interior

The vehicle’s interior too looks slightly updated with features like chrome treatment on inner door handles, cluster ring and cluster applique, window regulator switches, air register tabs, etc. The handbrake lever and steering wheel to get leather finish. The EcoSport is the first car in its league to feature SYNC with AppLink, Ford’s advanced in-car connectivity system that allows driver to stay connected with their digital lives and emergency assistance technology. For safety purpose, there is standard dual airbags and a bunch of advanced safety fitments. The top-trim is exclusively available with six airbags along with ABS and EBD.

New Ford EcoSport 2016 features

New Ford EcoSport 2016 Engine and Transmission

The new Ford EcoSport 2016 facelift is continued to feature the same engine lineup – a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol, a 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol and a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel – that did duty on the previous model. Though, the 1.5-litre TDCi diesel mill has been tweaked for extra torque and power figures. Now, this powertrain churns out a maximum power of 99bhp at 3,750rpm and 205Nm of torque between 1,750rpm – 3,250rpm. Mated with a 5-speed manual transmission, it returns a claimed mileage of 22.27km/l.

The 1.0-litre Ecoboost and 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engines offer a maximum power of 123.37bhp with 107Nm of torque and 110bhp and 140Nm respectively. A 5-speed manual gearbox comes as standard feature, while a 6-speed Powershift dual-clutch is available only on the 1.5-litre Ti-VCT Titanium petrol variant.



 

COMMENTS
  1. fordreferences.blogspot.com
    January 14, 2016

    Really like this article. new sport recomendation for everyone love Ford. and i think drive this car will give new experiance. love it..

  2. S R PATIL
    March 4, 2016

    Very nice Car

  3. Gokul
    March 8, 2016

    What’s the top speed of ecosport and its diesel car price i need .

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      March 14, 2016

      Hi Gokul

      The Ford EcoSport diesel is powered by a 1.5L TDCi engine, and is capable of achieving a top speed of around 170kmph. The diesel model is priced in the range of INR 7.28 lakh to INR 9.75 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.

  4. Rakesh kumar
    March 13, 2016

    Amazing too know happy… Eco sport prising in down …now I want a purchase my dream SUV…

  5. Mathan
    March 13, 2016

    Still lacks 7″ infotainment…

  6. Deepak Gaikwad
    March 15, 2016

    Still the article is not able to compare and elect the true winner.
    There is no need to be diplomatic when you are doing the comparison.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      March 15, 2016

      Hi Deepak

      It is not a comparison story and being an online media house, our duty is to provide the fact and not an announce a verdict. We will do this in the reviews. So, wait we will bring you the comparison between the Vitara Brezza and the EcoSport in near future.

  7. shailesh
    March 19, 2016

    Which one should I opt for in between ford ecosport or mahindra Tuv.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      March 20, 2016

      If you want a car that offers you better drivability and overall performance, the Ford EcoSport should be your car. The Mahindra TUV300, however, offers a cabin made of better plastic material.

  8. M.NANTHA KUMAR
    March 29, 2016

    Very nice

  9. s.kumar
    April 7, 2016

    I want to buy creta or ford eco sport kindly advise which is good

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      April 26, 2016

      Hi S.Kumar

      While the Creta is an above 4-metre SUV, the EcoSport is a sub-compact SUV. It solely depends upon you, as the EcoSport is expensive than the Creta.

  10. shankar
    April 30, 2016

    what changes in old eco sport2013 vs new eco sport 2016

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 13, 2016

      The visual changes are genuinely quite minimal with the most significant one being the LED daytime running lamps. The 2016 model also received a more powerful diesel engine.

  11. Akash kumar
    May 9, 2016

    i wanna buy the ford EcoSport..please suggust.

  12. Manoj FORD
    May 25, 2016

    ECOSPORT is the best SUV car in india. They have a lot of specification’s and an right quality in an better price. It’s look cute shape and design. I LOVE ECOSPORT.

    I am waiting to saw a Ford KUGA

    Thanks for ford Brazil plant and ford family

  13. Dan
    June 9, 2016

    How safe is ford ecosport in terms of body built,frontal and side impact beams,body cage protection etc.Is it a safe car even without an airbags ? I am interested in going for it.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 10, 2016

      The Ford EcoSport is one of the safest cars in its category thanks to the high quality material used for its construction. Having said that, we won’t recommend you to go for a non-airbag variant, as it helps save a person in case of a major accident.

  14. Manij
    July 3, 2016

    What is city average of 1.5 lit petrol 2016 model of ford eco sport

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 19, 2016

      It’s around 12kmpl in city.

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