Is Ford EcoSport still popular after being discontinued?

When the Ford EcoSport debuted in India, it created quite a stir in the small SUV market. Additionally, Ford has continued to update the rival Vitara Brezza, and the greatly improved Ford EcoSport has a lot going for it, especially with buyers searching for a well-built crossover that is excellent to drive and packs in new technology. More importantly, for daily driving and for those looking for an enjoyable drive, both the diesel manual and the petrol auto models are more than capable.

Over the Titanium Plus trim, it gets new fabric upholstery. It has a distinct hint of ivory over grey, which is sure to divide opinions. Like any other sub-four-meter SUV, the EcoSport's boot opens like a regular door rather than a hatch. When you open it, a huge 352 litre volume is revealed. Although the door opens widely, it might not be the most practical to open in confined parking spaces.

The interior has a dual-tone black and beige design. Considering that more and more affordable cars are now available with an all-digital driver's display, the pairing of this analogue dial and a black-and-white screen appears outdated. The spacious and well-ergonomic driver's seat boasts a commanding position. Additionally, it's a cosy seat with ample support in all the right places.
Engine and Gearbox
It has two types of engines: a 1.5-liter diesel engine producing 99 horsepower and 215 Nm, and a five-speed manual gearbox. Or a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder, naturally aspirated engine. It produces a maximum torque of 149 Nm at 4,500 rpm and 121 horsepower at 6,500 rpm. In contrast to the standard range, the SE trim's only available standard configuration is a five-speed manual.

For individuals who enjoy spending more time behind the wheel, the EcoSport is a great option because of its direct and well-weighted steering response and balanced ride quality over any type of road surface, or lack thereof. Even though there is an underlying stiffness, it is still flexible and comfortable, especially when navigating sharp potholes or road joints. Excellent straight-line stability is present even at high speeds—something the recently formed lightweight competitors can only aspire to.
It has an eight-inch touchscreen with Ford's SYNC3 interface, cruise control, auto AC, auto headlamps with HID projectors and DRLs, auto-dimming mirrors, sunglass holders, auto wipers, ambient lighting, 16-inch silver-finished alloy wheels, and keyless entry and start. In addition to smartphone integration such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it now includes Ford Pass connectivity technology.
Ford EcoSport safety features Six airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, hill start assist, and TPMS. Conversely, the SE trim lacks leatherette upholstery, puddle lamps, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and funky-looking alloy wheels.
There are 31 different variants of EcoSport. Of these 31, two are automatic (TC), one is automatic, and the remaining 28 are manual. Seven colours are available for EcoSport: Race Red, Absolute Black, Moondust Silver, Canyon Ridge, Lightning Blue, and Smoke Grey. Some of these colours do, however, come in particular variations.
  • It's rugged and attractive, in spite of its age.
  • At high speeds, the shocks absorb sharp edges.
  • It feels solid and well-made; it endures over time.
  • has enough features to keep it competitive with other models in the segment.
  • Excellent balance of the chassis, with direct and well-weighted steering.
  • Too tiny to accommodate three people without feeling crowded.
  • There are differences in the quality of plastic used everywhere.
  • It is difficult to use a door that opens sideways in small spaces.
Ford EcoSport pricing ranges from Rs. 7.91 lakh to Rs. 11.70 lakh. The EcoSport petrol variant costs between Rs. 7.91 lakh and Rs. 11.40 lakh, while the diesel variant costs between Rs. 8.41 lakh and Rs. 11.70 lakh.

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