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June 29, 2013
With three engines each available in different trims, choosing the right EcoSport can be a daunting task. So, we've cut through the clutter to give you our picks of the range.The 110bhp 1.5-litre petrol EcoSport  first. It is available in three variants, namely Ambiente, Trend and Titanium. We'd recommend the Titanium variant here because it comes with ABS and dual airbags which we feel is essential safety kit. This model is Rs. 2 lakh more expensive but it also gets lots by way of features like alloy wheels, power steering, power windows, electrically adjustable mirrors, a multi-function display and a music player  with USB, Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity. Keyless entry, push-button start, automatic climate control, reverse parking sensors and Microsoft’s SYNC voice-activated controls are some other goodies on offer. If you are on a budget, we'd recommend the Trend version that gets anti-lock brakes,  not offered in the base Ambiente version. 
 
 
Diesel EcoSport buyers get an additional variant in the Titanium (O) that brings with it leather seats, dual-tone interiors and side and curtain airbags. As with the 1.5-litre petrol EcoSport, it’s the more expensive Titanium and Titanium (O) variants we’d recommend for the diesel too, solely because it has a longer safety features list. 
 
Those interested in the 1.0-litre EcoBoost variant can choose between the Titanium and Titanium (O), which get all the equipment offered on the same trim of the diesel version.