2016 Ford EcoSport showcased at APS 2015 – In Images
Ashwin Ram N P, Ashwin is a guy with a slightly unorthodox perception of everything. His struggle to choose a career path, between art and automotive engineering, has landed him in the field of auto journalism, where he has paved way for himself to practise both.
Changes introduced mainly on the diesel variant.
The 2016 Ford EcoSport was showcased at the Autocar Performance Show 2015. The model was launched last month, in the price range of INR 6.79 lakhs to INR 10.44 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The new EcoSport has minimal cosmetic updates, changes made to its variant structure and has gotten a new variant-wise features list. The 2016 model features a new signature LED light guide, a pair of non-LED daytime running lights and a new Golden Bronze body color in addition to the existing shades. The new features added to the car are automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, an electro-chromatic inside rear view mirror, a leather-wrapped handbrake lever and an interior chrome pack.
The diesel version of the 2016 EcoSport gets marginally higher power and torque, while the petrol engines – 1.5L Ti-VCT and the 1.0L EcoBoost remain unchanged. The 1.5-liter TDCi diesel motor now produces 100 PS and 205 Nm while the earlier model was capable of 91 PS and 204 Nm. There is no change in the transmission systems.
As a result of the engine re-tuning, the diesel model returns a lesser mileage of 22.27 km/l compared to the previous model’s 22.67 km/l.