Ford India launches all new 2018 EcoSport; here's everything to know

The Ford Eco Sport gets a new 1.5-litre 3 cylinder petrol engine

The Ford Eco Sport gets a new 1.5-litre 3 cylinder petrol engine

Ford finally launched the all-new EcoSport compact SUV in India at a starting price of Rs 7.31 lakh and goes up to Rs 10.99 lakh for the range-topping variant, Titanium+.

Under the hood, the new EcoSport gets new Dragon series petrol engines.

Ford India has driven in its latest offering, the all-new updated 2018 EcoSport. "With its best-in-class power, safety, convenience and value proposition, it delivers significantly more at the same price".

The Ford Ecosport facelift has been launched in India. The auto gets an all new touch screen infotainment system.

The Ambiente variant of the EcoSport gets dual front airbags, front seat belts with pre-tensioner and load limiter, ABS with EBD, halogen headlamps with chrome-finished bezels, follow-me-home headlamps, door ajar warning, child locks for the rear doors, doors unlock if the vehicle is in a crash event, event of a crash, automatic door locks, engine immobilizer, audio system with AM/FM, MP3, Aux-in, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, four speakers, body-coloured bumpers, smartphone dock, manual AC, electric boot release, adjustable front and rear headrests and dead pedal.

In order to counter the challenge posed by contemporaries, Ford has put in a great deal to improve upon the EcoSport's looks and has added more features and given the petrol variant a new engine. It can also be operated through voice commands and steering mounted controls.

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Managing director and president of Ford India, Anurag Mehrotra said in media, "The all-new EcoSport reinforces our commitment to the Indian market..."

Coming to the features of the new EcoSport, the auto will now offer cruise control with all controls on the steering wheel. The all-new 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine produces 121bhp at 6,500rpm and 150Nm of torque at 4,500rpm.

The Ford Ecosport is the only subcompact SUV that one can buy today that comes with a petrol automatic option. Customers choose from a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The SUV also available with the 1.5-litre diesel which remains untouched along with its five-speed manual gearbox. The biggest change in the new petrol motor will be a new six-speed torque convertor automatic unit.

For safety goal, the vehicle comes with six airbags for the top version.

On the safety front, all models get ABS and airbags, with the top-end models sporting six airbags, traction control and hill-assist as well.

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