The highly awaited new variants of the Ford EcoSport subcompact SUV have finally launched in the Indian car market on 14th of May, 2018. The two new variants of the popular EcoSport are namely - the EcoSport S and the EcoSport Signature Edition. Both the new models are being offered in petrol and diesel versions. The new Ford EcoSport Signature Edition petrol has been priced at Rs. 10.4 lakhs, while the Signature Edition diesel has been tagged at Rs. 10.99 lakhs (prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Signature Edition model is based on the Titanium trim of the standard EcoSport. On the other hand, the sportier new Ford EcoSport S petrol model is tagged at Rs. 11.37 lakhs, and the EcoSport S diesel avatar has been priced at Rs. 11.89 lakhs (prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
Here are the details on the new Ford EcoSport S and the Signature Edition variants in India:
Ford EcoSport S
The new Ford EcoSport S is a sportier version of the EcoSport mini SUV, as the ‘S’ represents. One of the most significant added features on the new S variant is the new sunroof that Ford India prefers to call the 'Fun-roof'. The sporty factor of the EcoSport S comes from Ford’s more powerful and highly acclaimed 1.0 litre petrol EcoBoost engine that generates 123 bhp of power along with 170 Nm of torque. The Ford EcoSport S marks the return of the 1L EcoBoost petrol mill in the Indian market, as it was discontinued with the facelift EcoSport’s introduction.
The Ford EcoSport S also gets a handful of cosmetic updates to mark itself apart from the stock model. It gets a sporty black theme which comes in the form of smoked HID headlights with darkened inserts, blacked out fog light bezels, black finished front grille and roof-rails, while the roof is black coloured as well. The SUV also gets 17 inch alloys with a dark finish.
The same dark theme continues on the inside with a black interior theme. Things are made interesting and sporty with bright orange accents on the instrument panel and seat upholstery. The EcoSport S boasts of a bigger 4.2 inch digital instrument cluster along with a tyre pressure monitoring system. This new top-end variant also gets a large 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Ford’s latest SYNC 3 interface, and gets braced with 6 airbags.
Ford EcoSport Signature Edition
The new Ford EcoSport Signature edition is a special edition model. This variant also gets endowed with the new 'fun-roof'. The styling element updates on the Signature Edition include a new chrome surround for the radiator grille, blackened fog lamp bezel, new graphics and a rear spoiler.
The cabin of the EcoSport Signature Edition gets bright blue accents in the form of contrast stitching on black seat upholstery and highlights on the centre console as well as the instrument panel.
Customers can also choose to get the Signature Edition as an added optional package while buying the regular Titanium variant of the EcoSport.