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The Ford Ecosport 2018 has got many additions. Now it gets two new variants. These are the S and Signature Editions. They come in petrol as well as diesel versions. The Signature edition is based on the Titanium variant. The S edition is based on the Titanium + variant. The Ecosport is no one of the most accomplished SUVs, with several options available. We were the first to break the story on Ecosport getting new features in May. The Signature edition will come with a black roof and black-machined alloy wheels. It will have a bigger 9-inch touchscreen. The Ecosport will take the Honda WR-V head on, which has sunroof as a big contributor to its sales.

The EcoSport S gets a sunroof, which Ford like to call ‘Fun-roof’. The EcoSport S now gets a 1.0-litre petrol EcoBoost engine, which has a power output of 123bhp and 170Nm of torque. This comes mated to a new six-speed manual transmission. Some features are added to this variant like smoked HID headlamps with dark inserts and a blacked out fog lamp bezel. The front grille and the roof have been blacked out as well. The 17-inch alloys on the SUV get a black machined treatment. The interior has orange accents on the seats and the instrument panel to liven up the cabin. The EcoSport S gets a bigger, 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster which also features a tyre pressure monitoring system. There are six airbags on the EcoSport S along with the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen.

 

Ford Ecosport Sunroof

Ford seems to be in a no compromise mode. It has recently updated its best seller with the 2018 edition and now he company is set to introduce another upgraded version. This time the Ford Ecosport 2018 will come with a new 9-inch touchscreen across all variants (except Ambiente). This will replace the 6.5-inch and 8-inch touchscreen offered currently. The Titanium+ will get 8-inch screen with SYNC3, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The 9-inch will not have SYNC3, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Ford Ecosport 2018 Titanium Signature

There will also be an upgraded infotainment system with embedded navigation, which was missing earlier. Other new features include speed-sensing auto door lock, passenger seat belt reminder, rear parking sensors and a reverse camera across most variants. The MyKey function and ambient lighting also comes into the Titanium variant now. So infall, the top end Titanium variant gets additional Speed sensing door locks and passenger seat belt reminder. There will not be any major change in the price of the SUV. Read further to know more details.

 

Ford EcoSport 2018 New Features

Ford Ecosport 2018 new features

New Ford EcoSport 2018 India Price 

Price – on-road, Delhi
Petrol Manual
Ambiente₹8.63 lakhs
Trend₹9.38 lakhs
Titanium₹10.52 lakhs
Titanium+₹12.15 lakhs
Signature Edition₹11.80 lakhs
S ₹12.50 lakhs
Petrol Automatic
Trend+₹10.69 lakhs
Titanium
Titanium+₹12.95 lakhs
Diesel Manual
Ambiente₹9.43 lakhs
Trend₹10.20 lakhs
Trend+₹10.64 lakhs
Titanium₹11.24 lakhs
Titanium+₹12.88 lakhs
Signature Edition₹11.20 lakhs
S ₹13.07 lakhs

Ford Ecosport 2018 Variants

The variants on offer are Ambiente, Trend, Trend+, Titanium and Titanium+. The Titanium S variant will be launched sometime later. This will get some additional features too. Following are the features on offer:

Ambiente

Speed-sensing auto door lock NEW

Passenger seat belt reminder NEW

Rear parking sensors NEW

Dual front airbags

Speed-sensing auto door lock,

Passenger seat belt reminder,

Rear parking sensors

ABS with EBD

Automatic door locks

Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiter

Doors that unlock in the event of a crash

Engine immobiliser

Follow-me-home lights

Child locks for rear doors

Door ajar warning

Body-coloured bumpers

Dead pedal

Audio system with AM/FM, MP3, Aux-in, USB and Bluetooth connectivity

Four speakers

Smartphone docking station

Halogen headlamps with chrome surrounds

Manual air-conditioning

Electric boot release

Adjustable headrests

Ford Ecosport 2018

Trend

Speed-sensing auto door lock NEW

Passenger seat belt reminder NEW

Rear parking sensors NEW

Rear parking camera NEW

9-inch Touchscreen NEW

Climate control

Illuminated dual-USB ports

Two front tweeters

Steering mounted controls

Driver and passenger seat-back pockets

Trend+

Speed-sensing auto door lock NEW

Passenger seat belt reminder NEW

Rear parking camera NEW

9-inch Touchscreen NEW

Rear parking sensors

Rear defogger and wiper

Front fog lamps

ESP, traction control, hill-launch assist and emergency brake assist (for automatic only)

Illuminated boot

Puddle lamps

Electric folding and adjustable ORVMs

Rear parcel tray

Driver’s seat height adjustment

Front-centre arm rest with storage

Driver’s side windows with one-touch up and down functions

Ford Ecosport 2018 Specifications

Titanium

Speed-sensing auto door lock NEW

Passenger seat belt reminder NEW

Rear parking camera NEW

9-inch Touchscreen NEW

Ambient lighting NEW

Reverse Parking Camera NEW

MyKey NEW

Leather-wrapped steering and gear knob

Sports pedals

Push-button start

Keyless entry

Front-inside lamps

Rear-centre arm rest with cup holders

Sunglass holder

Projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights

Ambient lighting for the footwells

Alloy spare wheel with locking wheel nut

Titanium+

Speed-sensing auto door lock NEW

Passenger seat belt reminder NEW

8-inch Touchscreen

Ambient lighting

MyKey

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

Side and curtain airbags

Isofix child-seat mounts at the rear

Cruise control with adjustable speed-limiting device

Automatic wipers

Illuminated glove box

Tyre pressure monitoring system

Automatic headlamps

Rear parking camera

Paddle shifters (automatic only)

Ford Ecosport 2018 Review

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Ford Ecosport 2018 side

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The Ford Ecosport has been doing for the company and has created a strong brand pull over the years. This compact SUV is quite an accomplished product and the Ford Ecosport 2018 now offers more choices to customers. The Ecosport has been the main focus product for the company and the current facelift version comes with a lot of improvements over the earlier model. Many changes have taken place in the interiors and also some on the exteriors of this SUV. There are some segment first features as well. Overall, the Ford Ecosport 2018 is a more premium product than before and also challenges its competition in a fiercer way.

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Ford Ecosport 2018 Specifications

The biggest change is the all-new 1.5-litre Dragon engine. This is a three-cylinder engine that churns about 121bhp of power, 150Nm of torque and comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. A regular automatic replaces the DCT unit. The diesel engine is unchanged.

The 1.5-litre Dragon petrol engine on the Ford Ecosport 2018 is a good new engine. This new engine is light weight as it has an aluminium block which is light in weight. The timing belt comes in an oil bath for reduced wear and tear and an integrated exhaust manifold is also there. The throttle response is better and there is an improvement in its mileage by 7%. The NVH levels will be lower too. The new petrol engine churns out 121bhp of power at 6,500rpm and 150Nm of maximum torque at 4,500rpm. This is about 13bhp and 10Nm more than the earlier petrol engine. This engine is offered with a five-speed manual and six-speed DCT.

Fod Ecosport 2018 rear

The 1.5-litre diesel engine has 99bhp of power and 210Nm of maximum torque. This engine remains the same as earlier. Ford has now discontinued the 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine.

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Ford Ecosport 2018 Design

The biggest change on the Ecosport facelift is its face. There is a large front grille that resembles the Endeavour. The front grille is big with horizontal chrome slats. The headlamps are sharp and have projector lamps and daytime running LEDs too. The front fog lamps are also larger than before. This makes it look bigger and different. It is now a part of the Ford SUV family.

Ford Ecosport 2017

The side profile, remains untouched. There is a design for alloy wheels, and that’s about it. The silhouette is the same and so is the rear. The spare wheel is retained at the back and this will stay for the Indian car market. The 200mm of ground clearance too is retained.

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Ford Ecosport 2018 Interior

Ford Ecosport 2018 has a premium looking dashboard. The cabin feels upmarket and the control feel nice too. A new steering wheel along with a new instrument console looks very different from the earlier model. The SYNC 3 system is offered here too. There is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay offered for the first time on a Ford vehicle in India. This is very convenient for connectivity.

2017 Ford Ecosport interior

The Ecosport now also has a 8-inch touchscreen system with reverse camera, new switchgear. The 675-watt speakers make the audio experience blissful. These speakers  have B&O Play tweeters too. A 12V charging is available in both the rows.  The other features on offer include automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, cruise control and even 6 airbags. The space remain the same on the Ecosport. There is no change in this department.

Ford Ecosport 2017 price

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Mileage

EngineMileage
1.5-litre petrol12 km/l
1.5-litre petrol auto13 km/l
1.0-litre petrol14 km/l
1.5-litre diesel16 km/l

The mileage of the petrol is  about 12km/l and 11km/l, for the manual and auto respectively, in the city. On the highway it returns 16km/l and 17km/l. The diesel returns about 15km/l in the city and close to 18km/l on the highway. The diesel mileage remains similar.

Ford Ecosport 2018 Model Colours

There are seven colour options in the Ford Ecosport 2018. The colours are

  • Lightning Blue
  • Canyon Ridge
  • Diamond White
  • Moonlight Silver
  • Race Red
  • Absolute Black
  • Smoke Grey

Ford Ecosport 2018 Dimensions

Length3999 mm
Width1765 mm
Height1708 mm
Wheelbase2520 mm
Ground Clearance200 mm
Kerb Weight1222 kg

 

Ford Ecosport Competition

The new Ecosport competes with several SUVs in this segment. We share some details of the SUVs that it will be competing with.

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