Updated: Mar 11
The Ford Ecosport is an inspiration to all of us as it started the most famous segment in the Indian automotive industry the compact SUV segment in 2013. Ecosport became a big hit in the whole country and was sold in very high numbers.
But afterward Suzuki Vitara Brezza and The Hyundai Creta took over the segment. The Ecosport started to look outdated and its competitors offered many more features than it. But finally, Ford facelifted the Ecosport in late 2017 and it came loaded with features and was ready to compete with other cars.
Here are a few reasons why Ecosport is still one of the best car in sub 4 meter SUV segment.
1 Build quality
The build quality of the Ecosport is outstanding! It has a very heavy body, event opening a door seems like a task it's that heavy.
Interior Quality is also superb, ford has used good quality plastics and everything feels built to last.
It is also one of the safest cars in the segment, it has 6 Airbags in top model and 2 airbags as standard in all variants, ABS, ISOFIX child seat mounts, emergency assist, Ford MyKey ( you can set the speed and volume limit according to yourself), rear park pilot ( includes rear parking camera and sensors) and lot more. It gets an overall 4 Star safety rating.
Ecosport gets many useful features including some which its competitors do not offer and therefore attract the buyers looking for a car in this segment. It gets a big 8 inch Fords latest SYNC 3 system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto runs as smooth as a smartphone, it has a auto-dimming IRVM (Inside rearview mirror), TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), 17-inch low profile alloy wheels, full-size alloy spare tire, Cruise control, sunroof, etc.
Ecosport offers 352L of boot space which is good enough, it has bottle holders in each door but the front holders are so deep that you can keep 2 bottles at a time, glovebox and armrest storage space is decent.
The Ecosport is known for its handling, the driver has full control over the car and feels confident even when overtaking or driving on hills. It comes with 3 engine options the 1.5L petrol engine making 121 HP@6500rpm and 150Nm@4500rpm, 1.0L Ecoboost making 123HP@6000rpm and 170Nm@4500rpm (about to discontinue because of BSVI norms) and 1.5L TDCi Diesel engine producing 100HP@3750rpm and 205Nm@1750rpm.