Sub-4 metre compact SUV segment has gained huge popularity among buyers and Ford EcoSport is the car started this whole trend of compact SUVs. The EcoSport has been in the country for a while and has even got a minor update in terms of looks and equipment it offered. Ford EcoSport currently competes with cars like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300 in the segment. Here we have a video featuring a pre-facelift Ford Ecosport and the it tells about how does the car feel after all these years of usage.
The video has been uploaded by ALL IN ONE BY GOPAL TRIVEDI youtube channel. The video features a 2014 Ford EcoSport Titanium plus trim which is top-end trim available on this car. The car used here is a diesel variant and has clocked over 1.6 lakhs kilometers on the odometer which is commendable.
The video shows how the car looks from the outside. The body panels and all the other parts on the exterior look intact and it looks like that the owner was taking good care of the car. The video shows the odometer reading and kilometres done and then focuses on the driving, handling and the top speed part.
The anchor starts driving the car and there is no sign any judder or any other sound from the engine or the gearbox. The driver then tests how fast can this EcoSport go after so many years and kilometres on the clock. It easily does over 180 kmph as per speedometer and manages to maintains it throughout the run. The focus then turns towards the main question that every Indian asks. ‘Kitna deti hai ?’ or how much is the fuel economy. According the video, the car was delivering around 18-20 kilometres to a litre when driven on highways and it city limits it will return approximately 14 kmpl.
Even after so many years, the Ecosport was handling pretty well and overall impression about the car is very good. It rides well, handles well and returns well. The diesel engine used in the EcoSport is a 1.5L unit. Ford is currently working on a next-gen EcoSport which looks nothing like the current version. It looks more of a car than an SUV now. Images of the upcoming Ford EcoSport have already been leaked on the internet. The new SUV will use turbocharged petrol and diesel engines borrowed from Mahindra.