Ford EcoSport is one of the SUV that started the whole trend of sub-4 meter compact SUVs in the country. Following Ford’s path, many manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata and Mahindra also launched compact SUVs in the market. Compared to other SUVs in it’s segment Ecosport offers less features and feels a bit dated. Like other manufacturers in the country, Ford has also launched their Ford EcoSport compact SUV with a BS6 compliant engine. Here we have a walkaround review video that explains what all has changed in the updated BS6 Ford EcoSport.
The video has been uploaded by The Drivers Hub on their youtube channel. The video starts by showing the exterior of the Ford EcoSport BS6 version. Nothing has changed on the outside, it still the projector type headlamps with DRLs in it. The turn indicators and the fog lamps are positioned on the lower part of the bumper. The BS6 EcoSport continues to get the butch looking wide grille with Ford logo in the centre.
On the side, it gets those same gunmetal grey alloy wheels which adds up to the sporty character of the car. It has black plastic cladding around that gives it more of a rugged feel. Same is the case with the rear where it gets the tail mounted spare wheel to give it that SUV touch. On the inside it gets the same old upholstery, touchscreen infotainment system, interiors with copper colour inserts and so on.
According to the video, the BS6 version of the EcoSport is fun to drive and has a stiffer suspension setup. Overall the reviewer was pretty impressed with the car. The BS6 Version of the EcoSport continues to get the 1.5 litre , naturally aspirated dragon series petrol engine and a 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine. Ford had discontinued the 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine that used to come in EcoSport. The 1.5 petrol unit produces a maximum of 122 Bhp and 149 Nm torque and the 1.5 diesel generates 98.6 Bhp and 215 Nm of torque.
The BS6 version of the 2020 Ecosport only gets an automatic transmission with the petrol engine. Compared to the BS4 versions, Ford EcoSport BS6 version is only Rs. 13,000 more expensive than that of the BS4 versions, making it great value-for-money. The prices now start at Rs 8.04 lakh for petrol and Rs 8.58 lakh for diesel Ecosport. The turbocharged petrol engined variant has been discontinued, and Ford is unlikely to re-introduce the SUV anytime soon.