Ford has launched the new SE variant of the EcoSport in the market today. Priced at Rs 10.49 lakh, the new trim gets a few design changes and the new SYNC3 infotainment system. Here is a walkaround video that shows the new EcoSport SE from outside.
The video made by Auto Hunters shows the new SE variant from the outside. The video shows the design of the EcoSport SE from all around. Starting with the rear, it gets a different tailgate compared to the regular EcoSport. There is no spare wheel mounted to the tailgate now. Instead, Ford now offers an easy puncture kit that can be used to repair the puncture without removing the tyre. The design of the tailgate is also different and is inspired by the design of the European-spec car.
Apart from that, there are no design changes apart from a few very subtle changes. The front grille, for example, is tweaked and offers two horizontal chrome slats and a chrome boundary. There is use more chrome compared to the regular S variant of the car.
The cabin also remains largely the same. However, the EcoSport SE costs Rs 70,000 more than the Titanium standard variant. That is because of the SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system. The new system is only available with the range-topping S and the SE variants. The other variants of the EcoSport do not get the latest SYNC 3 system. The 9.0-inch touchscreen-based infotainment system also offers a slew of features including the Ford Pass system. The variant offers features like automatic HID headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, push start-stop, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming IRVMs, keyless entry and an electrically controlled sunroof.
Powered by petrol and diesel
The Ford EcoSport offers both petrol and diesel engine options with the new EcoSport SE. The petrol variants are powered by the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder unit. It generates a maximum power of 122 PS and a peak torque of 149 Nm. The diesel variants get powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that generates a maximum power of 100 PS and peak torque of 215 Nm. Both the engines offer a five-speed manual transmission. There is no automatic transmission option available with the SE variant at the moment.
The EcoSport has been around in the Indian market for a long time now. It takes on the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue and the likes. The Ford EcoSport currently is the most affordable car to maintain in the segment as per claims by the brand. In the report, Ford EcoSport maintenance cost remained among the lowest in the segment with just Rs. 21,754 (or 36 paise per kilometre) to maintain EcoSport petrol over a 60,000-KM or five-year ownership cycle.
Ford is likely to launch a slew of cars in the Indian market later this year including Ford Focus and even the Ford Ranger truck.