Ford EcoSport has been in the Indian car market for close to a decade. The car had started the compact SUV segment in the country, with others only to follow. The EcoSport even after 10 years in the country has not failed to lose its charm and people still buy the Ford EcoSport so much that it has been the best-selling product for Ford for quite some time now. In this article, we will discuss why you should consider the Ford EcoSport. Let’s go.
This is the first and foremost reason for you to consider this. The whole segment has been hot due to its SUV-like feel and that too at a low cost compared to the full-size SUVs or even the mid-size SUVs. People have been drawn towards compact SUVs because of the fact that they provide a better seating position, a better ground clearance than hatchbacks or sedans and have a better overall road presence. A high seating position also gives a better idea of the surroundings, ultimately enhancing the driver’s control of the vehicle. All these attributes come from the Ford EcoSport. It started the segment and in terms of ergonomics, stance and proportions is still a very good car.
Cars from Ford are known for their solid build quality. The main reason behind this is the strict quality standards the brand follows for its products. The same goes for the EcoSport as well. The car is built to last and you can be assured when you sit in this car. The car gets safety features like ABS with EBD, front dual airbags, front seatbelts with pre-tensioner, seat belt reminder, speed sensing auto door locks, rear parking sensors, crash unlocking system, approach lights & home safe headlamps, emergency brake light, door ajar warning, rear child lock and high-speed alert system as standard.
The car gives tough competition in its segment with the features that the car carries on board. An electric sunroof, a touchscreen infotainment system, multifunction steering wheel, connected car technology, ambient lighting, LED DRLs, projector headlamps, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers and Android Auto & Apple CarPlay connectivity are some of them. Also it’s touchscreen system is one that is very intuitive, simple and clutter free. It’s a treat to use this unit.
The Ford EcoSport comes powered by 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. The petrol unit makes 120bhp and 149Nm of torque. The diesel unit on the other hand makes 99bhp and 215Nm of torque. The petrol engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox along with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The diesel unit on the other hand only comes mated to a manual gearbox. The engines from Ford are known for their refinement level. With enhanced refinement, the EcoSport becomes a much more fun-to-drive car. If you are looking at getting a car for fun driving, the EcoSport does not disappoint.
Ford is one of the very few brands in the country to have a very transparent service procedure. This also plays a crucial role when you consider buying a car. Trust plays a very important role in the brand’s philosophy. And lastly Ford service is very affordable. Even the Endeavour that is a big full-size SUV has it’s service done under Rs 8000.
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