Ford will launch the EcoSport with three engine variants, a 1.5 litre petrol engine producing 112PS of power, a 1.5 litre diesel engine producing 91PS of power and the 1 litre turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine producing 125PS of power.
There will be four trim levels offered by Ford for the EcoSport across the three engine options; Ambiente, Trend,Titanium and Titanium(O). The 1.5 litre petrol engine can be had with a 6-speed PowerShift automatic transmission on the Titanium AT variant. The 1 litre EcoBoos engine will be offered only in the Titanium and Titanium(O) variants.
The main feature of the EcoSport is its sub-four metre length, making it truly a compact SUV. The length of the car is 3,999mm with a wheelbase of 2,520mm, giving the car the shortest possible overhangs both at the front and the rear. There is also 200mm of ground clearance meaning the EcoSport will be an able machine to tackle the crater filled roads, but the car not being all-wheel drive means true SUV off-road driving isn't possible.
Some standard features across all spec variants is air conditioning, an electric assisted steering with torque-steer reduction EPAS technology and a tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel. The higher spec variants get 16 inch alloy wheels, ABS, Traction Control, 6 airbags, parking sensors and even a cooled glovebox. Also a whole host of electronic wizardry can be had with hands-free phone control, bluetooth connectivity as part of Ford's SYNC software.
While the Titanium(O) variants will only be offered with the 1.5 litre diesel and 1 litre EcoBoost petrol engine, they get leather seats and 6 airbags including curtain airbags to avoid head injuries of occupants during a side impact accident.
The Ford EcoSport is rumoured to be priced at Rs 6.5 lakh for the base petrol variant and Rs 7.5 lakh for the base diesel variant. Watch this space for updates on the official pricing of the EcoSport.