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Ford launches the facelifted EcoSport in India at Rs 6.79 lakh

Team OD  /
08 Oct 2015 11:47:22 IST

The Ford Ecosport facelift has been launched in India at Rs 6.97 lakh (ex-Delhi). Prices go up to Rs 10.44 lakh. What Ford India has essentially done with this launch is added a new trim called the Trend+, something to bridge the gap between the Trend and top-end Titanium variants, and fitted it with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost motor.

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The other major change is that the 1.5-litre TDCi diesel motor now makes 100PS, that's 9PS more than the previous EcoSport. Claimed fuel efficiency for this unit is a 22.27kmpl. Just like in the previous model, only the 112PS making 1.5-litre petrol is offered with Ford's 6-speed dual clutch PowerShift automatic transmission. The rest of the engines come with the 5-speed manual transmission.

Trims including and above the new Trend+ get what Ford calls 'headlamps with Signature Lightguide'. Features like the rear-mounted sparewheel and a ground clearance of 200mm have been retained. Added equipment on the inside includesthe electro-chromic mirrors (that can deflect a beam of light from a following vehicle in order to improve driver vision) and rain sensing wipers. The cabin gets more chrome detailing on door handles, instrument cluster ring and cluster applique, window regulator switches and air register tabs. Leather-wrapped steering wheel and handbrake lever is standard only in the Titanium and Titanium+ trims.

Driver/passenger airbags are available only from variants above and including the Trend+ while side and curtain airbags are standard in the top two trims. The base Ambiente variant continues to miss out on ABS/EBD and emergency brake hazard warning. Only the top-end Titanium and Titanium+ trims get safety features like rear parking sensors, emergency assist, electronic stability control and traction control system as standard.

At the launch, president and managing director, Ford India, Nigel Harris said, With more than 200,000 proud owners and counting, Ford EcoSport has successfully created a benchmark and continues to be received extremely well for its quality and value package across the globe. Ahead of the festive season, we have made our clever, compact SUV even more stylish with a host of smart features and enhanced power to delight consumers."

Get Set To Make A 'Stylish & Powerful' Statement This Festive Season With The New Ford EcoSport


Ford India launches New EcoSport with enhanced power, performance, appeal and features entry level variant to start at INR 679,563 (ex-showroom Delhi) New Ford EcoSport comes packed with automatic headlamps, signature light guide, daytime running lights, electro-chromic mirror, rain sensing wipers and scores of other intuitive new features Delivers enhanced peak power of 100 PS (73.8 kW) & outstanding fuel economy of 22.27 Km/L with Ford's trusted 1.5L TDCi diesel engine Introduces new competitive Trend+ variant; Equipped with Ford's globally-renowned, award-winning 1.0L EcoBoost petrol engine technology Continues to offer best in class advanced in-car technology SYNC with Ford AppLink; potentially lifesaving feature Emergency Assistance via SYNC NEW DELHI, India, October 07, 2015: For those gearing up for a power-packed and stylish festive season, Ford India today launched the stunning new EcoSport starting from INR 679,563* (ex-showroom Delhi) Packed with outstanding power, unmatched quality and value, Ford has further enhanced its capable compact SUV with the introduction of several first-in-segment and best-in-class features and premium styling. "With more than 200,000 proud owners and counting, Ford EcoSport has successfully created a benchmark and continues to be received extremely well for its quality and value package across the globe," said Nigel Harris, president and managing director, Ford India. "Ahead of the festive season, we have made our clever, compact SUV even more stylish with a host of smart features and enhanced power to delight consumers." The new EcoSport delivers on Ford's commitment to bring global products and technologies to Indian customers and follows recently introduced compact sedan Figo Aspire as well as second-generation Figo hatchback. More Power to Explore & Experience The new EcoSport comes with Ford's trusted, refined and highly efficient 1.5L TDCi diesel engine with an improved peak power of 100 PS (73.8 kW) that delivers an outstanding mileage of 22.27 Km/L. The improved and more powerful diesel motor will be strapped to a five-speed manual transmission. The new EcoSport also introduces an all-new competitively priced, Trend+ variant with globally acclaimed EcoBoost technology to give the power of choice to Indian buyers. Recipient of four consecutive International Engine of the Year awards, the EcoBoost engine produces 125 PS of power yet delivering a class-leading fuel economy of 18.88 Km/L and emits 15% less CO2. The EcoBoost engine delivers power and performance of a traditional 1.6-litre engine with an improvement in fuel economy by up to 20 percent. The new Trend+ variant will be offered with a choice of 1.5L TDCi diesel engine as well. Offering greater choice, the new EcoSport also gives an option of Ford's fun-to-drive 1.5L TiVCT petrol engine that delivers 112 PS of power and fuel efficiency of 15.85 Km/L. The petrol engine will be paired with both five-speed manual transmission as well as Ford's renowned six-speed dual clutch PowerShift automatic transmission. More Style, Substance and Comfort Accentuating its aggressive stance, the new EcoSport's bold and dynamic front fascia will be complemented by the addition of signature light guide. The vehicle will also feature daytime running lights/fog lamps that bolster its premium appeal. The sporty yet premium interiors of the EcoSport receive a further boost with chrome treatment on inner door handles, cluster ring and cluster applique, window regulator switches and air register tabs. Extra attention has been paid to enhance the appeal of oft-used surfaces, such as handbrake lever and steering wheel, with abundant use of leather. The EcoSport will have comfortable and plush premium leather seats. The new EcoSport makes customer convenience a top priority with its class-leading intuitive features like rain sensing wipers and automatic headlamps. The new EcoSport also introduces electrochromic mirror that automatically deflects a beam of light from trailing vehicles to minimise obstruction to drivers. In line with the festive colours, the new EcoSport introduces a sophisticated and elegant new colour Golden Bronze and is now available in 8 exciting colours including Mars Red, Diamond White, Panther Black, Kinetic Blue, Moondust Silver, Chill Metallic and Smoke Grey. Continued Leadership on Safe and Smart Features About half of the compact SUV's body structure is made up of high-strength steel and ultra-high-strength steel, which makes the Ford EcoSport's frame especially strong yet lightweight. The new Ford EcoSport continues to be a benchmark offering segment best up to six airbags for an enhanced level of protection for the driver and as well passengers. The outstanding safety is further complemented with first-in-segment in-car technologies that allow drivers to stay conveniently connected with their digital lives. The EcoSport will continue to provide SYNC with AppLink, Ford's advanced in-car connectivity system. SYNC with AppLink allows drivers to control their phone, entertainment and apps hands-free using simple voice commands. The clever and capable SUV ensures that help is never far in an unfortunate event of a collision. It offers Ford's well-known Emergency Assistance feature that uses SYNC and a Bluetooth-paired phone to call emergency responders automatically and provide information about your vehicle and location. In India, AppLink allows drivers to access information about nearby attractions and food destinations with Explore by MapMyIndia and stay updated with the latest cricket scores and upcoming fixtures with ESPN Cricinfo. Launched in 2013, the EcoSport has continued to win hearts of customers and enthusiasts alike with its robust drive dynamics, exemplary performance along with smart technology and compelling value proposition. The compact SUV topped global automotive research firm J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study in the SUV category for 2014.
  

Get Set To Make A 'Stylish & Powerful' Statement This Festive Season With The New Ford EcoSport


Ford India launches New EcoSport with enhanced power, performance, appeal and features entry level variant to start at INR 679,563 (ex-showroom Delhi) New Ford EcoSport comes packed with automatic headlamps, signature light guide, daytime running lights, electro-chromic mirror, rain sensing wipers and scores of other intuitive new features Delivers enhanced peak power of 100 PS (73.8 kW) & outstanding fuel economy of 22.27 Km/L with Ford's trusted 1.5L TDCi diesel engine Introduces new competitive Trend+ variant; Equipped with Ford's globally-renowned, award-winning 1.0L EcoBoost petrol engine technology Continues to offer best in class advanced in-car technology SYNC with Ford AppLink; potentially lifesaving feature Emergency Assistance via SYNC NEW DELHI, India, October 07, 2015: For those gearing up for a power-packed and stylish festive season, Ford India today launched the stunning new EcoSport starting from INR 679,563* (ex-showroom Delhi) Packed with outstanding power, unmatched quality and value, Ford has further enhanced its capable compact SUV with the introduction of several first-in-segment and best-in-class features and premium styling. "With more than 200,000 proud owners and counting, Ford EcoSport has successfully created a benchmark and continues to be received extremely well for its quality and value package across the globe," said Nigel Harris, president and managing director, Ford India. "Ahead of the festive season, we have made our clever, compact SUV even more stylish with a host of smart features and enhanced power to delight consumers." The new EcoSport delivers on Ford's commitment to bring global products and technologies to Indian customers and follows recently introduced compact sedan Figo Aspire as well as second-generation Figo hatchback. More Power to Explore & Experience The new EcoSport comes with Ford's trusted, refined and highly efficient 1.5L TDCi diesel engine with an improved peak power of 100 PS (73.8 kW) that delivers an outstanding mileage of 22.27 Km/L. The improved and more powerful diesel motor will be strapped to a five-speed manual transmission. The new EcoSport also introduces an all-new competitively priced, Trend+ variant with globally acclaimed EcoBoost technology to give the power of choice to Indian buyers. Recipient of four consecutive International Engine of the Year awards, the EcoBoost engine produces 125 PS of power yet delivering a class-leading fuel economy of 18.88 Km/L and emits 15% less CO2. The EcoBoost engine delivers power and performance of a traditional 1.6-litre engine with an improvement in fuel economy by up to 20 percent. The new Trend+ variant will be offered with a choice of 1.5L TDCi diesel engine as well. Offering greater choice, the new EcoSport also gives an option of Ford's fun-to-drive 1.5L TiVCT petrol engine that delivers 112 PS of power and fuel efficiency of 15.85 Km/L. The petrol engine will be paired with both five-speed manual transmission as well as Ford's renowned six-speed dual clutch PowerShift automatic transmission. More Style, Substance and Comfort Accentuating its aggressive stance, the new EcoSport's bold and dynamic front fascia will be complemented by the addition of signature light guide. The vehicle will also feature daytime running lights/fog lamps that bolster its premium appeal. The sporty yet premium interiors of the EcoSport receive a further boost with chrome treatment on inner door handles, cluster ring and cluster applique, window regulator switches and air register tabs. Extra attention has been paid to enhance the appeal of oft-used surfaces, such as handbrake lever and steering wheel, with abundant use of leather. The EcoSport will have comfortable and plush premium leather seats. The new EcoSport makes customer convenience a top priority with its class-leading intuitive features like rain sensing wipers and automatic headlamps. The new EcoSport also introduces electrochromic mirror that automatically deflects a beam of light from trailing vehicles to minimise obstruction to drivers. In line with the festive colours, the new EcoSport introduces a sophisticated and elegant new colour Golden Bronze and is now available in 8 exciting colours including Mars Red, Diamond White, Panther Black, Kinetic Blue, Moondust Silver, Chill Metallic and Smoke Grey. Continued Leadership on Safe and Smart Features About half of the compact SUV's body structure is made up of high-strength steel and ultra-high-strength steel, which makes the Ford EcoSport's frame especially strong yet lightweight. The new Ford EcoSport continues to be a benchmark offering segment best up to six airbags for an enhanced level of protection for the driver and as well passengers. The outstanding safety is further complemented with first-in-segment in-car technologies that allow drivers to stay conveniently connected with their digital lives. The EcoSport will continue to provide SYNC with AppLink, Ford's advanced in-car connectivity system. SYNC with AppLink allows drivers to control their phone, entertainment and apps hands-free using simple voice commands. The clever and capable SUV ensures that help is never far in an unfortunate event of a collision. It offers Ford's well-known Emergency Assistance feature that uses SYNC and a Bluetooth-paired phone to call emergency responders automatically and provide information about your vehicle and location. In India, AppLink allows drivers to access information about nearby attractions and food destinations with Explore by MapMyIndia and stay updated with the latest cricket scores and upcoming fixtures with ESPN Cricinfo. Launched in 2013, the EcoSport has continued to win hearts of customers and enthusiasts alike with its robust drive dynamics, exemplary performance along with smart technology and compelling value proposition. The compact SUV topped global automotive research firm J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study in the SUV category for 2014.
  

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