Ford India introduced EcoSport Platinum Edition which now comes with new features both on the outside and inside.
Ford EcoSport which is one of bestselling model from the company’s product range has been seen intense competition from the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
The American car maker was quick to drop prices of the compact SUV, but this could not change fortunes. With new features the company hopes to revive sales.
Ford introduced the EcoSport Platinum Edition at the Autocar Performance show in Mumbai. It has been priced at INR10.39 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) for petrol variant while INR10.69 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) for the diesel engine powered variant. The Platinum Edition is priced at a premium of Rs. 70,000 over the top Titanium+ variants.
The EcoSport Platinum Edition will be sold with a choice of two powertrains — 1.5L TDCi diesel engine and 1.0l EcoBoost petrol engine.
On the outside the compact SUV gets dual tone exterior design, featuring a black roof, bigger17-inch wheels, wider tyres with new design alloys and front & rear appliques.
Inside the compact SUV gets the much needed 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that allows users to control several features, including music and video playback. The new infotainment system features Satellite Navigation system as well as a rear view camera to improve customer convenience.
8-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the EcoSport
Ford has also introduced Cruise Control on the EcoSport. The feature allows drivers to set a fixed speed at which the vehicle automatically cruises without the need to keep the accelerator pressed during long drives and further enhances customer convenience.
There are no other changes while the company has removed many features form the 2017 model. Ford has showcased the EcoSport facelift in US and the model will be made in India and exported the US markets.
The EcoSport facelift will make its debut later this year and will get India specific features to up its game against the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and upcoming Tata Nexon compact SUV.
2017 Ford EcoSport Prices as on 19-01-2017