The new Ecosport will be available in four trims and three engine options. The base car will be called Ambiente, with the Trend, Titanium and Titanium Optional topping off the range. The engines will include a 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and Ford’s much awaited 1.0-litre turbo charged direct-injection EcoBoost petrol. The latter, however, will only available on the top-end Titanium trim.
The Ambiente may be the base version, but it comes with a decent amount of kit. It gets tilt and telescopic steering, a music player with Aux-in and Bluetooth, electric wing mirrors, remote locking, a multi-function display, and 15-inch wheels. You only get front power windows though and there is no parcel tray with which to cover your luggage either.
Above this is the Trend, which gets anti lock brakes, rear power windows, steering-mounted audio controls and driver-seat height adjust. Both these trims are available only with manual gearboxes mated to a 1.5-litre diesel or 1.5 petrol engines.
If you want the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol you’ll have to shell out more for the Titanium. For your money you’ll get a manual gearbox, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 16-inch alloy wheels, climate control, cooled glovebox, roof rails, front fog lamps, reverse parking sensor, and dual airbags. There’s also an additional option pack for the Titanium trim, which offers push-button start, leather seats, keyless entry, and side and curtain airbags as well. You can get an automatic-gearbox-equipped version, but that only comes with the normal 1.5 petrol. There is no diesel version available for the top-spec EcoSport.
Whereas the 1.5 petrol and diesel are familiar (the 107bhp petrol and 88.8bhp diesel are similar to the engines on the Fiesta), the new Ecoboost is expected to make approximately 95-100 bhp. Prices for the EcoSport are expected to start at around Rs. 7.5 lakh, with the top-end Titanium crossing Rs. 12 lakh.