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Ford EcoSport automatic gets a more affordable variant at Rs 10.66 lakh

2020 Ford EcoSport AT Titanium offers FordPass smartphone connectivity system

The Ford EcoSport, the oldest player in the lucrative sub-4m crossover segment, has received a new automatic variant which is aimed at widening its appeal. The new 2020 Ford EcoSport AT Titanium is priced at INR 10.66 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Customers can ask for doorstep test drives, make bookings and payments online and get their new Ford EcoSport AT Titanium home delivered. The new variant is powered by the 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine which is tuned to produce 122 hp and 149 Nm of torque. The automatic transmission is a six-speed torque converter with paddle shifters.

Titanium AT – Features

The 2020 Ford EcoSport AT also comes with cruise control, start/stop button and FordPass connectivity system which offers smartphone connectivity with several features including remotely starting, stopping, locking and unlocking, etc. Of course, there is a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation as well. On the safety front, the new automatic variant is equipped with traction control system, electronic stability control, hill start assist, dual front airbags and so on.

The 2020 Ford EcoSport AT variant in Titanium trim is a good Rs 90,000 cheaper than the existing Titanium+ automatic variant, making it accessible to more buyers. With the popularity of automatic cars increasing in India by the day, the more affordable variant is expected to garner considerable attention from prospective buyers. The engine is also available with a standard 5-speed manual gearbox.

Engine

The BS6-compliant EcoSport is also available with a 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine which puts out 100 hp and 215 Nm of torque. This motor is mated to a standard 5-speed MT. The 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost petrol motor has been discontinued in the BS6 era.

The Ford EcoSport is the pioneer of sub 4m SUV segment in the country but now it faces stiff competition from Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Hyundai Venue. The segment will soon get even more crowded with the arrival of Kia Sonet (launching on 7th August), Nissan Magnite and its sibling, the Renault Kiger.

The EcoSport has been the single largest volume generator for the automaker in India in the recent times. The crossover is expected to maintain its status quo for a long time to come.

Ford is also working on a new crossover based on next generation Mahindra XUV500’s platform. The product in question will wear a complete different tophat compared to its donor model. It is not expected to be ready before 2022.

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