Ford EcoSport compact SUV: 12 things that set it apart from all competition

Sep 27 2013, 12:10 IST
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SummaryFord Ecosport has really beefed up competition, courtesy its competitive pricing and an entry level tag.

Ford Ecosport

A sub 4 meter SUV, Ford Ecosport has really beefed up competition, courtesy its competitive price and an entry level tag in India. As a matter of fact, its pricing of Rs 5.59 - 9 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) perhaps give all premium hatchbacks a run for their money. The Ford EcoSport SUV has therefore created a niche for itself by being the first in its segment, which is consistently experiencing an increase in the number of bookings, resulting in a long waiting period of up to 8 months. (Image Credit : CarDekho)

Ford Ecosport

Bringing forward Ford's new 'Kinetic' design philosophy, the Ford EcoSport SUV is a culmination of aerodynamic and contemporary looks, which gives it a class-apart appearance. With a ground clearance of 200mm, the EcoSport is an apt SUV for our Indian road conditions. (Image Credit : CarDekho)

Ford Ecosport

Ford EcoSport SUV features dual tone interiors in the form of black and grey which makes the cabin look sporty.The dashboard in particular, has been designed quite practically, making it user-friendly. The central console caters to a driver information system, music system, SYNC, climate control and a gear shift lever. The three-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls for audio and SYNC, come really handy while driving. A pair of elliptical instrument dials along with digital fuel meter, bring out the sportiness from within. Overall, Ford EcoSport SUV offers a good built quality in reference to plastics, controls an fittings, thereby giving it a premium feel. (Image Credit : CarDekho)

Ford Ecosport

Rear profile of Ford EcoSport SUV is something that sets it apart from the crowd especially the tail mounted spare wheel which provides it a masculine appeal. A rather sculpted tail gate caters to a roof mounted brake light, significantly expansive windscreen featuring a defogger and wiper, sleek-looking tails lamps, reflector inserts within the bumper along with parking sensor provide the Ford EcoSport SUV a nice finished look. (Image Credit : CarDekho)

Ford Ecosport

The Side profile of the Ford EcoSport SUV leaves you spell-bound with its high bonnet, waistline and tall attribute. The wheelbase however looks a little undersized due to 16-inch wheels, in fact the lower variants are offered with the 15 inch wheels. The dark grey bottom cladding running all around the car, with the beefed up wheel arches give it a rugged and SUV-like feel. (Image Credit : CarDekho)

Ford Ecosport

Vertical Crystal tail lamps add character to the already rugged tailgate. Instead of a door handle to open the gate, there is a provision of a small black button housed within the right tail lamp cluster, which is a really smart feature on the Ford EcoSport SUV. (Image Credit : CarDekho)

Ford Ecosport

With an original boot space of 346 litres, the rear seats of Ford EcoSport further offer the option of a 60/40 rear split, which when folded, give rise to an increased space of up to 750 litres. This is evident from the interior image as rightly shown above. (Image Credit : CarDekho)

Ford Ecosport

Ford EcoSport SUV features first-of-its-kind life-saving Emergency Assistance System, which gives an important voice message directly to emergency operands, in case the vehicle is involved in an accident or develops a technical snag. 'Ford Sync' is an application, which uses the driver's handset via Bluetooth and remains functional in the background all the time. Once the connection is established, the phone automatically connects with Sync each time the user enters the vehicle with the phone. (Image Credit : CarDekho)

Ford Ecosport

Ford EcoSport SUV is available with both manual and automatic transmissions. The 5-speed manual transmission is available on all three engine options, while the 6-speed DSG transmission has been offered only on the 1.5-litre petrol variant. Both the manual and automatic transmission are in sync with the respective engines and offer good gear shifts. (Image Credit : CarDekho)

Ford Ecosport

Just instruct SYNC, and you can use your phone or change the music on your iPod. Hands on the steering and eyes on the street, still use your Bluetooth phone via SYNC and call anyone by just calling out the name. Want to read message, ask SYNC to read your incoming messages. Want to play your favorite track on your Bluetooth Phone, USB device or wireless? Simply ask SYNC; this is one essential feature which the Ford EcoSport SUV offers like none other. (Image Credit : CarDekho)

Ford Ecosport

While talking about the convenience, Ford EcoSport SUV (Titanium) comes with a start/stop mechanism. This system further reduces the human effort, as by just the push of a button, the three-cylinder engine comes to life and vice versa. (Image Credit : CarDekho)

Ford Ecosport

Ford Ecosport SUV comes with 15-inch steel wheels in the base and mid variants, while the top-end variants come fitted with bigger 16-inch alloys. The 16-inch alloy wheels definitely look better and provide a better ride quality in comparison to the 15-inch wheels. Plus, due to their bigger outlook, the overall appearance does get enhanced. (Image Credit : CarDekho).

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