Ford says, the EcoBoost 1 Liter engine, which will power the EcoSport in India, is the real star. The small 3 cylinder engine, which has won many awards internationally, is a next gen machine and a segment first. Apart from the EcoBoost engine, EcoSport will feature excellent ground clearance of 200 mm which ensures better management of uneven city roads, dents, depressions and ditches; persistent with Indian roads. The Ford EcoSport also tackles stream crossing with ease as it possesses 550 mm water wading capacity. Anurag Merotra, Marketing VP, Ford India, said, “Ground clearance is clearly one of the defining aspects of the EcoSport. It gives you the feel of driving a traditional SUV.”
Fitted with a 1 liter EcoBoost 3 cylinder engine means that fuel efficiency is at its zenith. Outstanding fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions are its major plus points special in an age of continually rising fuel prices. Safety features are also given special emphasis. The Ford EcoSport possesses a reinforced body with high tensile boron steel while additional side curtain airbags and front passenger air bags offer further safety. Higher seats to enjoy the view, quietest of interiors and highest quality fabrics and finishes add a special touch to interiors while Ice Blue lighting on the instrument panel contributes to a relaxed mood.
Infotainment features include Bluetooth and USB devices while SYNC automatically reads out text messages, selects favorite sound tracks. This is efficient enough to also allow you to continue on an important business call when you need to step out of the vehicle. Storage space is at a premium. Ford EcoSport possesses 20 storage spaces in most unexpected of places. Glove box, slide out drawers under front seats and fold away 60:40 rear seats ensures optimum storage capacities being offered in the Ford EcoSport. Ford India stated that the SUV will arrive in India by early 2013. India is waiting Ford, until then, we watch this new TVC of EcoSport from Mexico.