Ford India is gearing set to launch its much-awaited compact EcoSport SUV in the sub-continent. The company is in the final stages of winding up its marketing campaign across the country. Latest news doing the rounds is that the vehicle will be launched in four trims.
Folks at The Automotive India website claimed to have received 'authentic' information about the number of trims and the features of the India-bound EcoSport. The vehicle is said to arrive in Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium Optional trims. The EcoSport Titanium and Titanium options will come with 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engines while the Ambiente and Trend trims will be powered by the 1.5-litre diesel or 1.5-litre petrol engines.
The top-end variants which are powered by the 1.5-litre petrol engine will come with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the Ambiente and Trend will have the 5-speed manual transmission (MT).The base model of the EcoSport Ambient will lack safety features like ABS and airbags, but will have manual air conditioning, manual rear windows and Bluetooth audio system.
The EcoSport Trend variant will come with ABS and EBD, but will leave out the airbags. The other features of this variant include steering mounted audio controls, height adjustable drive seat and front and rear power windows.
The Titanium EcoSport will have power windows, steering mounted controls, automatic air conditioning system, Microsoft SYNC, 16″ alloys, dual airbags, Reverse parking sensors and chrome exteriors.
The top variant, Ford EcoSport Titanium Optional, along with the features offered by the Trend will feature leather seats, push button start, Keyless Vehicle System and side and curtain airbags.
The EcoSport SUV, which will be pitted againt Renault Duster, Mahindra Quanto and Premier Rio, is speculated to cost ₹5.9 - ₹6 lakh and the high-end variants in the ₹9 lakh bracket. The vehcile is expected to be launched in mid-June.