The Ford EcoSport will see no major changes for the 2019 model year. This will be a model year product. In terms of styling, expect to see the same overall look like the current model. One update that we had predicted for the 2019 Ford EcoSport is that it will get a Black Appearance Package that gets you a black painted roof and hood decal. Now Ford has launched the 2019 Ford EcoSport Thunder Edition. This Special Edition is a separate variant and will get different features and color to the cars Titanium variant.
The 2019 Ford EcoSport Thunder Edition gets dark inserts on the headlamp cluster and prominent black treatment to the fog lamp bezel. The black theme is carried over to the grille, roof, rear view mirrors and the dual-tone bonnet with the sides getting black decals on the doors and black finished 17-inch alloy wheels. The cabin also gets the sporty dark theme and comes with a dual-tone dashboard, door panels and seats finished in cognac accents.
The limited edition also gets an electric sunroof, while the 9-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system gets SYNC 3, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with embedded navigation.Rest all will seem to remain the same. The car will not get any updates to the engine or transmission too. This will all remain the same. The EcoSport has recently received the one-liter EcoBoost engine. And will not get any further updates.
The prices for the Thunder edition are the following –
Petrol – Rs 10.18 lakhs (Ex-showroom) and Diesel – Rs 10.68 lakhs (Ex-showroom).
2019 Ford EcoSport Launch
The launch of the new EcoSport will happen around the start of the year. The car will get subtle updates and will have some variants overhauled with new additions. There could be an offer of a dual tone paint scheme too.
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2019 Ford EcoSport Price
The price of the 2019 Ford Ecosport will be the same as now. There will be no change in the pricing of the car. The EcoSport will continue to cost 9 lakhs for the base Ambient variant and will go up to 14 lakhs for the S variant.
|2019 Ford EcoSport||Price|
|Base||Rs 9,00,000 lakhs (Ex-showroom)|
|Top||Rs 14 lakhs (Ex-showroom)|
2019 Ford Ecosport Exterior
The 2019 Ford Ecosport will not see any changes done to the exterior of the car. The 2017-18 upgrade for the EcoSport was more than a facelift though if not a full-on generation change. As a result, the dimensions will still remain the same and there aren’t any drastic changes expected.
That said, the Ford EcoSport Thunder Edition comes packed with a slew of cosmetic changes including a sportier looking dual tone paint scheme with black roof and black decals. Its grille, headlamp cluster, fog lamp bezels also get black treatment. Other exterior highlights include black ORVMs, unique 17-inch alloy wheels painted and spare wheel cover – both in black, faux air inlets and ‘Thunder’ branding right below the EcoSport badge on the tailgate.
2019 Ford EcoSport Interior
The 2019 Ford EcoSport will not see any changes in the interior. Getting behind the wheel and the EcoSport’s cabin feels comfortable enough without that sense of absolute airiness. This is down to the narrow cabin and the all-black treatment which adds to that closed in feeling. That said, the driving position is spot on and the front seats are wider than the old car. What’s more, the OEM leather seats are of good quality and make the cabin more premium than the competition. There’s a great deal of headroom and lateral support. At the rear, you will find a better sense of legroom thanks to the scooped out front seats. The headroom, meanwhile, is copious as always and the softer cushioning is great, too. What’s not so great though is the lack of shoulder room when all the seats are occupied.
On the inside, the Thunder Edition gets dual-tone treatment on seats, dashboard, hand rest and doors as well as contrast stitching on seats and steering wheel.
The rest of the interiors are great too. There are no complaints of quality, fit and finish, and other things on this car. The infotainment system is superb. There are plenty of cup holders and storage spaces around the car. The storage unit under the front passenger seat is no longer there though.
The 352-litre boot is unchanged and like before, it’s got a wide opening and a fairly low loading lip. More crucially, the boot is also larger than the competition and the floor is adjustable with three height settings so that you can align the boot floor when the seats are folded flat.
2019 Ford EcoSport Specifications
Ford has revised the engine range for the EcoSport and for this new model, introduced an entirely new 3-cylinder petrol engine. The new motor can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter. The diesel, meanwhile, is the tried and tested 1.5-litre TDCI 4-cylinder motor. And if performance is your goal the 124bhp, 1-litre six-speed manual EcoSport S is for you. This is the most performance-oriented compact SUV to go for.
2019 Ford EcoSport Mileage
When we come to fuel economy, the 2019 Ford EcoSport petrol automatic will return 9km/l in the city and 13km/l on the highway. The manual, meanwhile, delivers 10km/l in the city and 12km/l on the highway. The diesel-powered EcoSport tops the list, delivering 13km/l in the city and 18km/l on the highway.
Ford EcoSport Competition
The Ford EcoSport will compete directly with the Maruti Vitara Brezza, the Tata Nexon and the Honda WRV. It’s still a very compelling package. And will be a choice for the people who want practicality, comfort and performance roped in one package.