Ford EcoSport 2018
The EcoSport has been one among the best selling cars by Ford in India since its launch. Ford recently refreshed the EcoSport. It now receives a new front design, a redesigned cabin, and a new petrol engine. The Ford EcoSport 2018 is available in six variants and 7 colors. The new Ecosport price starts from 7.9 lakhs for the petrol variant and goes up to 8.30 lakhs. The prices of the EcoSport 2018 diesel variant start at 8.45 lakhs.
The all-new Ford EcoSport 2018 is available in Trend, Trend+, Ambiente, Titanium, Titanium+ and an S variant. In addition, to this lineup, the Ford EcoSport is also available in a limited Signature Edition.
Ford India recalled its 2017 EcoSport lineup. Ford stated that the welds may not be up to designations in some vehicles, which can possibly cause failure of steering control. The new 2018 Ford EcoSport has got a fresh looking front-end upgrade but the dimensions are still the same as the 2017 Ford EcoSport.
Ford EcoSport 2018 Handling and Performance
The EcoSport is available in two engine options – a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The new EcoSport engine is compact and light with 123 PS of power and 150Nm of torque. It’s very nice to drive the new EcoSport at the city speeds because all that power has been converged around low- to mid-range rpm.
Ford has worked on the suspension and softened the shocks on the new EcoSport. The suspension is little noisy over bumps, but it remains nearly formed. Even road and engine noise at city speeds are very nicely controlled. The steering on the new EcoSpport feels just as direct and quick.
As for the fuel economy, the EcoSport petrol automatic gives 9.89 KMPL in the city and up to 13.07 KMPL on the highway. Meanwhile, the manual Ecosprt gives mileage up to 10.02 KMPL and 12.96 KMPL on the highway. The diesel EcoSport delivers up to 13.8 KMPL in the city and 18.8 KMPL on the highway. The new advanced automatic transmission engine replaces the forward dual clutch transmission with the 1.5-litre petrol engine. It’s much reliable than the gearbox and it feels quicker too. The automatic shifts on the new EcoSprts are butter smooth.
Ford EcoSport 2018 Interior
The Ford EcoSport 2018 has a new Interior everything from the dashboard and to the steering wheel. The design of the interiors on the new EcoSportnow is much cleaner and more simplified with few buttons and controls. The new EcoSport gets an all-black interior treatment with silver and piano black trim for variation. The EcoSport puts great driving position and most important of all, the tilt and telescopic adjustment for the steering wheel.
Interior Storage options are well addressed on the new EcoSport with two cup holders and a decent-sized door pocket. The EcoSport also gets a centrally located media that can hold a phone as large as an iPhone 7 Plus. The 8-inch screen on the new EcoSport is bright and responsive. The multimedia system on the EcoSport comes with Ford SYNC interface which is easy to use and operate. In addition to Ford SYNC, it also has the support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There is a 12V socket along with two USB ports.
The cabin on the new EcoSport feels very comfortable. The leather seats on the EcoSport are of good quality which makes the cabin more premium. The front and the rear seats on the new EcoSport 2018 are now wider with better cushioning with a drop-down armrest with cup holders in the rear. Overall, the seats are very comfortable. Other updates include a new steering wheel, a tyre pressure monitoring system, instrument cluster, automatic headlamps, automatic climate control, cruise control and a front armrest.
The 352-liter boot is unchanged with a wide opening and a fairly low loading mouth. The top-end variant offers the keyless entry system. If you have the key in your pocket, the door will unlock automatically as soon as you hold the door handle. The new Ford EcoSport comes with a total of six airbags. All EcoSport 2018 variants come with ABS as standard, in addition, Ford’s Emergency Assistance System.
Ford EcoSport 2018 Exterior (Design)
The all-new Ford EcoSport 2018 gets complete upgrades to its design. The front has been redesigned with a wider hexagonal grille while the overall shape remains the same. The new larger headlamps with projector lens and LED daytime running lights are some of the highlights of the new design of the new Ford EcoSport. The front bumper has been revised with beefy looking foglamps.
Now the Ford EcoSport 2018 sports new alloy wheels with new spare wheel cover and revised taillights. The front-end is entirely new with a large Blue Oval logo grille. The new Ford EcoSport 2018 gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors as standard. The all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport is available in Canyon Ridge, Kinetic Blue, Race Red, and Lightning Blue colors.
The Verdict: Ford EcoSport 2018
The hugely improved Ford EcoSport is a well-built compact car that packs in new tech and it feels great to drive. Both the diesel and the petrol models are comfortable for daily driving. Extra features like the headlamps, ABS standard, and the sunroof are some of the highlighting features in the new Ford EcoSport.
The petrol engine also gets you an upgrade to the EcoBoost engine and additionally the six-speed manual gearbox. The Ford EcoSport 2018 gives you that sporty styling and the fantastic driving experience with all the new upgrades.