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    New refreshed 2017 Ford EcoSport vs. Maruti Vitara Brezza vs. Tata Nexon

    by Mahesh Yadav on Wednesday, Nov 08 2017

    The Ford EcoSport is the actual pioneer of the subcompact SUV segment in India and was also responsible for starting the massive popularity of this segment. However, with passing time newer models have shifted the customers’ attention away from the worthy EcoSport. Now, Ford has spruced up the EcoSport with a comprehensive facelift to fight it better in India.

    The Ford EcoSport is the actual pioneer of the subcompact SUV segment in India and was also responsible for starting the massive popularity of this segment. However, with passing time newer models have shifted the customers’ attention away from the worthy EcoSport. Now, Ford has spruced up the EcoSport with a comprehensive facelift to fight it better in India.

    Here’s a look at how the new updated EcoSport will be pitched against the impressive Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the brand new Tata Nexon by comparing their respective specs.

     

    Design

    The refreshed Ford EcoSport retains the basic design language of the outgoing model, but flaunts a completely new bolder front fascia. The facelift model gets a new grille, larger headlights with projector lamps, LED daytime running lights, new front bumper and larger fog lamps with new triangular housings. The side and rear profiles are largely unchanged, except the new 17 inch alloys and mild updates at the rear. The Indian version retains the much loved tailgate mounted spare wheel.

    The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza gets a very neat, subtle yet impressive styling. It’s a cool mix of a proper SUV and a hatch, which is highly appreciated by the Indian buyers. It gets a conventional two-box SUV stance and looks trendy with its dual color schemes and a customization options.

    The new Tata Nexon has impressed with its coup-ish styling and unique appeal. It has flowing lines and many distinctive styling elements to set it apart from its rivals. Noteworthy features include horizontal strip dividing the headlight housing, contrast roof and unique ceramic finish around the headlamps, tail lights and fog lights. 

     

    Interiors

    The EcoSport facelift gets a whole lot of cabin updates including new dashboard, new seat upholstery and a floating type touchscreen infotainment system with new Ford SYNC 3 interface and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. The top-end variant gets automatic headlamps and wipers, cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring system, dual USB ports, steering mounted controls, rear camera, paddle shifters, six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, traction control, hill-launch assist, emergency brake assist and more.

     

    The Vitara Brezza’s nicely done ergonomic cabin design makes it highly practical with abundant storage spaces. The top-end trim comes braced with SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system, automatic headlamps and wipers, rear camera, cruise control, satellite navigation and dual front airbags among many others.

    The Tata Nexon also gets a stylish cabin. Its features list includes 6.5 inch touchscreen, Harman audio system with 8 speakers climate control, rear AC vents, three drive modes, umbrella holders on the doors and many more.

     

    Powertrains

    The EcoSport’s previous 1.5L ‘Sigma’ petrol unit has been replaced with a newly developed 1.5L Dragon series petrol engine that generates 123hp and 150Nm and is paired to a 5 speed manual and a 6 speed automatic transmission option. The diesel version gets the same 1.5L diesel engine that offers 100hp and 205Nm and is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission.

     

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    The Brezza is still a diesel only model that gets powered by the Fiat sourced 1.3L motor that delivers 90hp and 200Nm. The engine gets paired with a 5 speed manual transmission.

    The Nexon gets a new 1.2L turbocharged petrol mill that offers 110hp and 170Nm and a 1.5L diesel motor delivering 110hp and 260Nm. Both the engines get mated to a 6 speed manual transmission.

    Price

    The Ford EcoSport is expected to be priced between around Rs. 7.5 - 11.1 lakhs; the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has a price range of Rs. 7.24 - 9.69 lakhs; and the Tata Nexon is priced from Rs. 5.85 lakhs to Rs. 9.45 lakhs (prices ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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