Ford India has launched its first BS-VI compliant product. The Ford EcoSport BS-VI price in India starts from Rs 8.04 lakh while the diesel from Rs 8.54 lakh. These prices are slightly more than that of the BS-IV model. If you want a specific number, it is Rs 13,000 for petrol and Rs 14,000 for diesel. Bookings have started while deliveries will begin from February.
Nice! The Ford EcoSport BS-VI is the first compliant diesel in segment?
Well in a way, yes. However, Tata has announced the Nexon diesel too but then there is no price confirmation yet. So, in effect, the EcoSport diesel is the first BS-VI compliant diesel in the sub-4m segment. There is no change in power or torque – 100PS/215Nm. This engine is paired to a 5-speed manual only. The 1.0-litre Ecoboost has been discontinued while the 1.5-litre Dragon series petrol continues. It also produces 122PS/149Nm. While a 5-speed manual is standard, a 6-speed auto is optional. Autoalive is the only blog to have driven the automatic version last year. Mileage numbers aren’t out but we expect a slightly lower number than before. A 3-year or one lakh kilometre warranty is standard on the EcoSport.
A recent survey conducted said that the Ford EcoSport owners spend as low as Rs 1,400 for scheduled service in the first year while the 100,000-KM or 10-year service is surprisingly affordable at just INR 4,700. There is also a price estimator on the Ford website.
The EcoSport continues to offer a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system on most trims. The top ones though get a 8.0-inch unit with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. There is also navigation feature and six airbags. Ford also offers HID projector headlights on few trims.
The new Ford EcoSport competes with the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue and Honda WR-V.
Here is a detailed price comparison vis-a-vis the BS-IV version.
|Variants||New Price |
2020 Ford EcoSport BS VI
Ford EcoSport BS IV
|FORD ECOSPORT – 1.5l Ti-VCT PETROL|
|Ambiente MT||INR 804,000||INR 791,000|
|Trend MT||INR 884,000||INR 871,000|
|Titanium MT||INR 963,000||INR 950,000|
|Titanium MT Thunder||INR 1,053,000||INR 1,040,000|
|Titanium+ MT||INR 1,053,000||INR 1,040,000|
|Titanium+ MT Sports||INR 1,108,000||NA|
|Titanium+ Automatic||INR 1,143,000||INR 1,130,000|
|FORD ECOSPORT – 1.5l TDCi DIESEL|
|Ambiente MT||INR 854,000||INR 841,000|
|Trend MT||INR 934,000||INR 921,000|
|Titanium MT||INR 999,900||INR 999,900|
|Titanium MT Thunder||INR 1,103,000||INR 1,090,000|
|Titanium+ MT||INR 1,103,000||INR 1,090,000|
|Titanium+ MT Sports||INR 1,158,000||INR 1,145,000|