2016 Ford EcoSport S – 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Live
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Has the spare wheel taken off and ground clearance lowered by 10 mm.
Ford has displayed the India-made 2016 Ford EcoSport S at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The ‘S’ is a refresh of the Ford EcoSport for the European markets and deliveries will commence by October. The only change to the exterior is the deletion of the rear mounted spare wheel. The company offers a tire mobility kit but an exterior spare wheel can be had on request. The ride height has been reduced by 10 mm to improve handling.
Inside, the instrument panel, center console and door trims are finished in charcoal black and the SYNC system get an upgraded 4-inch color display and continues offering voice-controlled connectivity. There are chrome elements that can be found on the instrument cluster as well as the power window switches. Comfort in the cabin is improved by the presence of heated windscreen, heated mirrors and heated front seats. The NVH level has been reduced thanks to thicker sound deadening materials in the doors, dashboards and tighter seals around the pedals, says Ford.
The Ford EcoSport S has received enhanced driving dynamics due to a retuned suspension with revised rear twist beam and revised spring and damper rates that complement the Electronic Stability Control and power steering systems.
The car retains the same engine choices of 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol, 1.5-liter petrol and 1.5-liter diesel. The 1.5-liter TDCI diesel gets a jump of 5 PS taking the total to 95 PS. Ford had also said that it will also offer a rear-view camera and a satellite navigation as optional extras on the S.
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