Ford was one the manufacturer who started the trend of sub-4 meter compact SUVs in the segment. They launched EcoSport which had set benchmarks for other brands who planned launch similar products. The segment became popular in a short span of time and almost all the manufacturer in the country started coming up with similar products. Maruti Suzuki came up with Brezza, Hyundai had Venue, Mahindra and Tata launched XUV300 and Nexon. As the competition kept on rising, the Ford EcoSport started feeling dated as Ford had not introduced major changes in the car even after so many years of it’s launch. Ford recently launched the EcoSport with a BS6 engine and here we have a review video of the same.
The video has been uploaded by SOOPER AUTOO’S on their youtube channel. The video starts with a walkaround of the exterior of the car. The BS6 version does not see any changes in terms of design on the outside. It still gets the same projector type headlamp units with LED DRLs in them. The fog lamp and the indicator are placed on the lower part of the bumper. The grille remains big and wide with Ford logo on the middle.
On the side, it gets the machine cut alloy wheels, blacked out roof, and a spoiler at the rear along with the signature boot mounter spare wheel. On the inside it gets all the features like touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, power windows and so on. It also gets a electronic sunroof in the top end trims.
The video then shows how does the BS6 Ford EcoSport feel to drive. The driver was pretty impressed by the way it handles and the engine of the car felt pretty responsive. As per the video, the EcoSport feels revv happy and has enough grunt in the engine even at lower RPMs. The steering gave enough feedback at higher speeds. Overall, the reviewer was pretty impressed with the new BS6 version of the EcoSport.
The BS6 version of the EcoSport is only Rs 13,000 pricier than the BS4 version which is a good thing. Price of EcoSport now starts at Rs 8.04 lakh for petrol and Rs 8.58 lakh for diesel variants. EcoSport is now available with a 1.5 litre petrol and a 1.5 litre diesel engine only. The 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine has been discontinued. Ford will offer the Mahindra XUV300’s 1.2 liter turbocharged petrol engine on the EcoSport in a few years.