EcoSport in international markets are offered with sunroof and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), which were considered for India too. Now, DRL is made available in India also to existing EcoSport owners for quite a price. The “Signature Headlamps” as Ford calls them, are offered as replacement to existing headlamps at Ford dealerships near you. This new headlight housing contains an LED strip for DRL.
A dealer in Coimbatore told us that they will be installing the just arrived headlamp assembly in one of their demo EcoSports next week and find out if DRL is activated by headlight switch or just by turning the key, as they did not receive detailed information from Ford. Soon after which they will notify customers about the new accessory. Their quote was Rs. 13,500.
Until now, customers were forced to go for cheaper third party headlamps to fancy a DRL in their EcoSport, that is wired by unauthorised (by Ford) car stylists. But splicing internal wiring to power aftermarket DRLs could void warranty for good. Hence Ford took measures to keep customers happy by introducing it as an official accessory.
Some of already available accessories for EcoSport include chrome garnished grille, side running boards, air deflectors, roof rails, rear spoilers, 15 inch alloy wheels, body coloured cover for tailgate mounted spare wheel, reverse parking sensor, and the likes, that add to utility and hardcore SUV appeal of EcoSport.