The Ford EcoSport is a mini sport utility vehicle that provide the next level of efficient Crossover motoring. The Ford Motor Company is headquartered in the United States and started its operations in India in the year 1996. The compact SUV Ford EcoSport starts at price of Rs. 6.2 lakh onwards. The Popular SUV EcoSport has undergone few tweaks in the year 2013 and it has received great response in the Indian market. It has mesmerizing looks and added with some premium features such as Bluetooth, cooled glove box, rear parking sensors, powerful speakers, steering mounted audio controls and USB Interface. The SUV also advanced safety and security features incorporated in the cabin.
The compact SUV has been blessed with excellent braking mechanism. The front wheel of this vehicle is equipped with a ventilated disc brake, while the rear wheel is fitted with drum brakes. The barking mechanism is further assisted by the anti lock braking system along with electronic brake assist. The other safety features are smart keyless entry, remote controlling system, engine immobilizer, airbags and rear parking sensor.
Coming to the performance, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine reaches the 0-100kmph mark in just 10 seconds along with the top speed of 190kmph. The diesel engine catches the 0-100kmph mark in 13.2 seconds along with the top speed of 175kmph. The compact SUV is equipped with top class handling system. The front suspension has been blessed with Independent McPherson strut with coil spring and anti-roll bar, while the rear suspension has semi-independent twist beam with twin gas and oil filled shock absorbers. The base models has 15 inch broad wheels and 16-inch on the mid and top end variants.
The compact SUV will compete with rivals like Maruti Ertiga, Renault Duster, Premier Rio, Mahindra Quanto, Nissan Terrano and Chevrolet Enjoy. Overall, the Ford EcoSport is the latest addition with five seat configuration that is manufactured at the Ford’s Chennai facility. The design of the EcoSport is very appealing, so it easily grab the attention of the Indian customers. Finally, it has been of the most highly anticipated cars of the year.
The other hot selling car in the Indian market is Toyota Etios Cross at price 5.7 lakh onwards.