We told about the new top-end EcoSport a few days back (read story) and Ford has now finally launched this model in India. Its called the EcoSport Platinum Edition and is being offered in two engine options – the 1.5-litre diesel and the 1.0-litre EcoBoost (turbocharged petrol). The Platinum Edition is priced at Rs 10.39 lakh for the petrol and Rs 10.69 lakh for the diesel version (ex-showroom Delhi)
The Ford EcoSport Platinum Edition comes with a host of additional features
- 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Supports navigation and has rear camera display
- Black roof
- New 17-inch wheels with wider tyres
- Front & rear bumper appliques
- Gets cruise control as well
There are no mechanical changes to the EcoSport. Automobile fans will also recall that Ford had launched a ‘Signature Edition‘ in October 2016 but this one looks much better and comes across as a feature back variant.
The diesel powered EcoSport comes with a 1.5-litre motor that also powers the Figo and Aspire. It generates 100 PS of power and comes with a rated economy of 22.27 kmpl. The petrol Signature Edition comes with a turbocharged 1.0-litre engine that produces 125 PS of power and has a rated economy of 18.88 kmpl.
The Ford EcoSport competes with cars like the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Mahindra TUV300. Ford will be launching the new EcoSport in India later this year. It looks slightly different as well – have a look.