The Ford EcoSport has been around for a long time in the Indian market now. The EcoSport can be regarded as the first vehicle in the sub 4-meter compact SUV segment that made the segment highly popular. Currently, it is the second best selling vehicle in the segment. Ford launched the facelifted EcoSport in India last year, and recently added new variants to the compact SUV offering a wider choice to customers. If you’re looking to buy an EcoSport, and are confused about its variants, here is something that will help you.
Want an enthusiast SUV?
Ford EcoSport S
Price starts at Rs. 11.37 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
Ford EcoSport has re-introduced the internationally acclaimed 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with the “S’ variant. The high-revving turbocharged petrol engine is the most powerful in the segment and produces a maximum of 123 Bhp and 170 Nm. It gets an all-new six-speed manual transmission that really allows the driver to take charge of the vehicle.
Even though the Tata Nexon offers a turbocharged petrol engine too, the EcoSport offers much higher power than the Nexon. Also, the EcoSport is known for its sharp steering and suspension set-up that makes it a much more fun-to-drive vehicle. It is more powerful than the regular petrol variant and returns more fuel efficiency too. The 1.0-litre petrol engine returns a maximum of 18.1 km/l, while the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine returns a maximum of 17 km/l.
Want an SUV with massive road presence and features?
Ford EcoSport Signature Edition
Price starts at Rs. 10.99 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
Ford also launched the EcoSport Signature Edition in India a few days ago. The Signature Edition of the EcoSport gets many new features that make it stand out from the rest of the variants. The EcoSport Signature Edition gets new chrome inserts around the grille and all-new diamond-cut 17-inch alloy wheels. The SUV also gets black inserts in the fog lamp bezel.
At the rear, the sportiness increases even more with the roof-mounted spoiler. The roof rails further accentuate the sporty look. With all the changes, the EcoSport Signature Edition stands out on the road. The interior of the EcoSport Signature Edition also gets a few changes. It gets the subtle blue accent on seat stitching, centre console and instrument panel. Customers can also opt for the Signature pack on the Titanium variant of the vehicle. It also gets a sunroof. The Signature Edition is available with both the engine options.
Want a highway focused variant?
Ford EcoSport diesel
Price starts at Rs. 8.42 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
Ford also offers the EcoSport diesel in the Indian market. The compact SUV gets the tried-and-tested 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out a maximum power of 99 Bhp and 205 Nm. The diesel engine has enough power for highways to cruise as well as overtake other vehicles on the road. The EcoSport diesel returns a maximum of 23.0 km/l, which is significant given the power of the vehicle.
Want a city slicker?
Ford EcoSport petrol automatic
Price starts at Rs. 9.76 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
Ford offers an automatic transmission with the EcoSport 1.5-litre petrol engine. The automatic 6-speed transmission is quite smooth and allows enthusiastic users to control the transmission via pedal shifters. If you’re looking for an SUV that can be a perfect city vehicle, the EcoSport petrol will perfectly fit your needs. The petrol automatic EcoSport is the only vehicle in the segment that offers conventional automatic transmission and not the AMT.
Want a powerful budget SUV?
EcoSport petrol manual
Price starts at Rs. 7.82 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi
The EcoSport petrol manual is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine-powered car in the segment. If you’re looking for a powerful SUV, in a budget, then the EcoSport petrol can be a perfect choice. The EcoSport petrol is powered by an all-new 1.5-litre engine that generates a maximum of 121 Bhp and 150 Nm. It gets a 5-speed transmission. The EcoSport base is priced at Rs. 7.82 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.