The Ford EcoSport subcompact SUV has been one of the most popular and successful model in the Indian car, which has been able to retain its customer appeal despite being around for quite long. The Ford EcoSport is one of the earliest sub-4 meter SUV model, which essentially kick-started the popularity of the subcompact SUVs in the country. The ongoing refreshed EcoSport boosted the sales of the model in this highly competitive space, and the American auto major is further updating the vehicle to make sure that the Indian buyers continue to like the EcoSport. Ford India has thus, updated the top variants of the EcoSport with new, contemporary instrument cluster.
The current EcoSport’s instrument cluster gets mixed reviews from the car buyers. While some think that it is neat and nice with its minimalistic appeal, others think that it is rather boring. However, the new instrument cluster that the American car major had introduced on the sporty EcoSport S variant won everybody’s praises and is considered to be a far superior unit than the one on the other stock EcoSport models. And this is the same instrument cluster that has now made its way to the Titanium and the Titanium+ variants of the baby SUV.
Ford has introduced the new instrument cluster on the EcoSport’s Titanium and the Titaniu+ variants as an upgrade after nice months of the instrument cluster’s debut in the S variant. This instrument cluster certainly makes a great difference over the ongoing unit, and that’s why it is offered only on the higher models of the EcoSport and not on the lower variants as a standard feature.
The new instrument cluster comes with a classy chrome surround around the tachometer as well as the speedometer dials to add a premium visual appeal to the dials look premium, and the bigger MID screen adds to the overall appeal.
Apart from the introduction of the new instruction however, Ford has not made any other changes to the features list of the EcoSport. The Ford EcoSport SUV comes with dual front airbags, ABS along with EBD as part of the standard equipment list of the vehicle. The top Titanium+ and S variants also come with ISOFIX child seat mounts, while also offering 6 airbags and an 8.0 inch SYNC3 infotainment system that offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support and more.
The current Ford EcoSport subcompact SUV gets powered by a range of three engine options. The much acclaimed 1.0L EcoBoost petrol engine was reintroduced in India in the S variant and gets paired with manual transmission. The EcoBoost engine offers 125 PS of peak power and 170 Nm of top torque. The 1.5L 3-cylinder petrol engine generates 123 PS and 150 Nm and gets mated to a choice of manual and automatic transmission gearboxes. The 1.5L diesel motor is good to pump out 100 PS and 205 Nm and gets coupled with a 5 speed manual transmission.
The Ford EcoSport fights with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Mahindra TUV300 in the highly competitive and fast growing subcompact SUV market of India.