Ford EcoSport is Vijayawada cops’ weapon of choice – Report

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To be used as a patrol cruiser.

According to MotorBeam, the Ford EcoSport has been chosen as a patrolling unit, after the state’s recent acquisition of close to 200 new vehicles, which includes the Toyota Innova.

Ford EcoSport Vijaywada Pollice Highway Patrol
The Trend diesel trim has been chosen for the Vijawayada Police-liveried Ford EcoSport.

EcoSport, which has been averaging about 4,000 units per month sales, has been a successful product for the company. It is available in three engine options in India: a 1.5-litre petrol (available both manual and automatic gearboxes), a 1.5-litre diesel, and a 1-litre turbocharged petrol. Out of the three, the AP Government has chosen the diesel version in the Trend trim, which comes with basic features like ABS, 15-inch wheels, body-coloured bumpers, adjustable steering wheel, power windows, and manual air-conditioning.

At 3,999 mm in length, 1,765 mm in width, and 1,708 mm in height, the EcoSport isn’t the most spacious of SUVs on the market, but the ease of driving (car-like), small-ish turning radius of 5.3 m, and 200 mm ground clearance makes it a good proposition for intra-city use, even on slightly broken tarmac.

Ford EcoSport launched in India Mars Red front three quarter
The EcoSport was launched in 2013, and has received a great amount of success since then.

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As for the engine, in consumer spec form, the 1.5-litre diesel engine makes 89 hp of power at 3,750 rpm and 204 Nm of torque between 2,000 and 2,750 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox but lacks an all-wheel drive system.

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[Source – MotorBeam]

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