Ford Ecosport may be more value for money than Duster; will have more features!

Ford has revealed the extensive feature list that the upcoming EcoSport Compact SUV will sport. The EcoSport will also be priced aggressively against the Renault Duster to make it a more attractive option. Research Ford EcoSport here

Ford Ecosport may be more value for money than Duster; will have more features!
Photo: The Ford EcoSport will likely storm the market with its attractive pricing and features list

The highlight among the features that the EcoSport will come with is a voice controlled multimedia interface which will allow users to connect to cell phone and other audio devices via both Bluetooth and USB. It will also sport hill assist, ESP, ABS, keyless entry and traction control.

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Practical features include an alleged 20 storage spaces a cooled glove box, a storage tray under the front seat, an umbrella storage space and 60:40 split rear seats. The EcoSport’s short length will allow Ford to price is close to its key rivals like the Renault Duster yet offer more in terms of features.

“EcoSport will be a value proposition as a sub-four metre car. Over 70 per cent of all cars sold in India are small cars sold in this segment,” Michael Boneham, MD, Ford India was quoted as saying. Also read: Ford Evos with Sync app is not just a car, it’s your butler & driver

Moreover Ford has plans to soon treat Indian buyers with a diesel motor as well. “Apart from 1.0 litre petrol engine that performs like a 1.4, we will also have a global diesel engine fit in the car. Including automatic transmission, we will give customers all sort of options in different variants,” Boneham said.

The diesel variants of the EcoSport will likely get a 1.5-litre TCDi motor that powers the Fiesta diesel. This engine churns out 90 bhp of power and 204 Nm of torque. Read more about the Ford EcoSport Diesel here.