The Tata Nexon just took back second place in India’s sub-4 meter compact SUV segment by beating the Ford EcoSport in April 2018 sales. Tata Motors sold 4,717 units of the Nexon last month while Ford managed 4,128 units. The Maruti Brezza continues to be the segment leader though, with sales of 10,818 units. Although this number is a near 20 % drop from the Brezza’s 13,000+ sales in March 2018, the Maruti SUV is likely to bag back sales in May 2018 considering the fact that AMT variants have been introduced. Even the Nexon’s numbers are likely to show an uptick in May with Tata also introducing AMT variants. Ford also has a couple of model interventions for the EcoSport coming up. The Ford compact SUV will soon get two top-end variants – the Signature edition and the sporty Titanium S models. While the Signature edition of the EcoSport will be a more loaded variant, sitting at the top of the model line-up with new features and stylistic changes, the Titanium S … [Read more...] about Tata Nexon BEATS the Ford EcoSport compact SUV
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The Ford EcoSport has always been one of the most popular offerings by the company in India. The new-gen EcoSport was launched in the country last year. In addition to the design and feature updates, the highlight of EcoSport was the all-new 1.5-litre 3-cylinder Dragon petrol engine, replacing the 4-cylinder unit. And now the company is gearing up to add more features to the Titanium+ variant of the Ford EcoSport, as confirmed to OVERDRIVE by our sources. The 2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium+ variant to come with blackened grille and smoked headlights. The cosmetic additions that will be introduced in the new Ford EcoSport include a sunroof, smoked headlights, blackened grille and a newer alloy wheel design that looks similar to the one offered in the international markets. The cabin of the Ford EcoSport too is expected to sport certain additions. All of these additions will be introduced in the top-spec Titanium+ variant of the SUV. We await an official confirmation on the same from Ford … [Read more...] about 2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium+ to get sunroof and other cosmetic additions
The Ford EcoSport Titanium S variant has been spotted at a dealership as per images shared on Team-BHP. The Titanium S variant has been spotted on Indian roads on multiple occasions in the past, but Ford is yet to reveal a launch date. The images highlight the exterior and interior changes carried by the Titanium S variant. The dashboard gets an all-black treatment along with orange highlights around the centre console and on the door trim. The upholstery matches the black and orange theme. The instrument console, unlike the variants currently on sale, features chrome rings around the speedometer and tachometer. As revealed by one of the images, the Titanium S variant will get a sunroof. On the outside, it the Ford EcoSport Titanium S gets a darkened front grille, gunmetal finish 5-spoke alloy wheels, black headlamp inserts and black front fog lamp bezels, roof rails and rear spoiler. A blacked out roof can also be seen in the pictures. The gear knob appears to have marking … [Read more...] about Ford EcoSport Titanium S spotted at a dealership in India
Ford India has given the recently launched, facelifted EcoSport sub-4 meter SUV a slew of upgrades. These upgrades are meant to make the EcoSport Facelift a better challenger to the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon, two other hot selling SUVs in the segment. However, the variant rejig also comes with a price increase across the board. Prices have been hiked by about Rs. 5,000 to 10,000 on each variant. The EcoSport Facelift now gets a 9 inch Touchscreen infotainment system with Embedded navigation and rear view camera even on the Trend, Trend+ and Titanium variants. Previously, this feature was available only on the Titanium+ model. Ambient lighting and the MyKey feature is now available even on the Titanium variant (previously available only on the Titanium+ model). All variants get a safety upgrade in the form of standard speed sensing door locks and a passenger seat belt reminder. Reverse parking sensors are now standard even on the Ambiente and Trend trims while … [Read more...] about Ford EcoSport gets upgraded to tackle Maruti Vitara Brezza & Tata Nexon Compact SUVs
The Ford EcoSport, a new (to North America) subcompact crossover hastily inserted at the bottom of the Blue Oval’s lineup, went on sale in January of this year. No TTACer who sat in the vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit walked away impressed, and it was odd to see a new model introduction go without the obligatory first drive event. Still, the vehicle, which starts at a hair under 20 grand and carries a 1.0-liter three-cylinder as a base powerplant, isn’t being ignored by the buying public. March EcoSport sales in the U.S. topped that of the well-regarded — but not especially capacious — Mazda CX-3. Still, as all things truck continue to garner ever greater market share in the U.S., the little Ford faces a difficult upward climb. With dealer lots across the country now boasting EcoSports in healthier numbers, total sales of the model in the U.S. last month amounted to 3,296 vehicles. Compare that to the 1,728 CX-3s sold … [Read more...] about March 2018 U.S. Auto Sales: Ford EcoSport Still Climbing, but so Are Other Mainstream Subcompact Crossovers
Overview The Ford EcoSport is pretty much responsible for shaping the compact SUV segment as we know it. It wasn’t technically the first to arrive, though. That race was won by the Premier Rio, but let’s discount that considering it wasn’t exactly from a mainstream brand and that the number of Rios on Indian roads can be counted on fingers. When launched in June 2013, the sub-4m SUV generated so much interest that at one point, dealers had to stop accepting bookings. 5 years down the line, the advent of new rivals from Maruti Suzuki, Tata, and Honda has Ford feeling the heat. Enter the 2017 Ford EcoSport. A new face, revamped interior, and a new petrol drivetrain are the highlights of the facelift. So, is the new EcoSport as likeable as the original? Is it better than the original? Or has it fallen behind new entrants? We spent some time behind the wheel of a Ford EcoSport Petrol AT in the fully loaded Titanium+ spec to determine just that. What’s New? … [Read more...] about 2017 Ford EcoSport Petrol Automatic (Titanium+)
Thanks to BHPian Auto freak for sharing these images with other enthusiasts!The Ford EcoSport facelift was launched in November 2017. Recently, a test mule of the EcoSport with dual-tone alloy wheels and a 'Signature' badge was spotted near Chennai, which suggests that Ford might be gearing up to launch a limited edition version of the compact SUV in India.The test car has an all-black exterior with black ORVMs, roof rails, rear spoiler and body cladding as well as a dual-tone rear bumper with silver trim around the number plate. It is riding on 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels with Y-shaped spokes. These are the same wheels that are optional on the US-spec EcoSport. The 'Signature' badge can be seen on the lower left side corner of the tailgate.Ford offers the EcoSport in 5 variants - Ambiente, Trend, Trend+, Titanium and Titanium+. The top-spec Titanium+ variant gets the larger 17-inch wheels while lower variants get 16-inch alloys. Looking at the spy images, it is difficult to … [Read more...] about Scoop! Ford EcoSport Signature Edition spotted
These are the first images of the recently unveiled 2018 Ford EcoSport Storm edition. The teaser campaign of the Ford EcoSport Storm had already given an idea of the design of the SUV. The highlights of the EcoSport Storm is obviously the design paired with the list of features it offers. The EcoSport Storm is a 4WD SUV that will be available with both petrol and diesel engines. Even though the Ford EcoSport Storm edition looks similar to the regular, it gets aggressive bits like the new grille and the bash plate From the images it is evident that the 2018 Ford EcoSport Storm edition takes its design inspiration from the much larger Ford Raptor, especially the grille with Storm mentioned in the centre. It also gets a muscular black cladding that makes the Storm Edition a lot more appealing than the regular version. The other additions include a sunroof, black roof rails, new 17-inch alloys running on Michelin tyres. The images also showcase the new shade of brown. The cabin gets … [Read more...] about 2018 Ford EcoSport Storm unveiled, heading to India?
Making its global debut at the 2012 Auto Expo, the Ford EcoSport came out as a crowd-puller in whichever market it went. After rolling out the facelifted version in 2017, the American carmaker recently shared some teasers of the upcoming Ford EcoSport Storm edition which is slated for a launch in Brazil. Just as the audience was wondering that the images were not revealing enough, a couple of undisguised exterior shots of the EcoSport surfaced on the internet.The leaked pictures reveal a host of cosmetic revisions to the Ford EcoSport which largely include blacked-out design elements lending a sporty and butch appearance. First up, there is a blacked-out front grill with Storm badging inspired by the Ford F-150 Raptor. In addition to the black treatment on the roof rails, rear view mirrors, headlamp units and fog lamp housings, black stripes present on either side of the bonnet and on the doors take up the appeal further.The compact SUV comes clad with black fender flares and door … [Read more...] about Ford EcoSport Storm Leaked Ahead Of Brazil Launch, Gets AWD
The Ford EcoSport became the first vehicle made in India to be sold in the U.S. when it quietly went on sale this month, arriving a little late to the subcompact crossover party. The nameplate has been around since 2003 and the current one has been on sale since 2014 -- it's hardly new -- and this Fiesta-based CUV has been a hit in many world markets. The decision to offer the EcoSport was sparked by the unexpected surge in demand for compact crossovers more than five years ago.Powered by a choice of a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder producing 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque driving the front wheels or a 2.0-liter four-cylinder good for 166 hp and 149 lb-ft of torque driving all four wheels, each paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the EcoSport is offered in four trim levels with a starting price of $20,990 for the base S trim. Standard features on the base trim include a 4.2-inch infotainment screen and 16-inch aluminum wheels, among other items. The top SES trim … [Read more...] about Ford EcoSport becomes first Indian import to be sold in the U.S.