Ford launches 2017 EcoSport in India, prices start at Rs 7.3 lakh

first_imgFord India has launched the new face-lifted EcoSport compact SUV in India. The SUV will be taking on the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon. The EcoSport is a sub-4 meter model which means that it will qualify for excise duty benefits.The upcoming SUV now sports various exterior changes, with the vehicle now possessing a stronger and aggressive stance than the previous model. The SUV will be getting the Ford’s signature hexagonal single-grill which is wider and more prominent that the model before. The headlamps are new with added Daytime Running LEDs, so are the bumpers which get a tough aggressive stance as well.The looks have not changed as much at the rear but the interiors have been renovated with a center console, a touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, new steering wheel, and a instrument cluster, and new body coloured inserts.The engine is new as Ford is bringing out a naturally petrol engine on the EcoSport from the Dragon range of engines. The engine is a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder engine which produces 125bhp and 150Nm. This engine is tipped to be offered with a 5-speed manual and 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.The 1.5 liter TDCI turbocharged diesel engine will be the other option which is the same as the outgoing model. This engine produces 98.6 Bhp and 205 Nm, and will be mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox.This petrol motor is turbocharged and churns out an astounding 125 Bhp and 170 Nm. This engine will make the EcoSport the most powerful petrol compact SUV in the segment. The engine however comes mated to a 5-speed manual which is already provided in India.advertisementThe prices for the EcoSport petrol starts at Rs 7.3 lakh ex-showroom, and the diesel starts at Rs 8 lakh ex-showroom.last_img