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BS6 Ford EcoSport launched at Rs 8.04 lakh

Ford EcoSport BS6 gets 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options; 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine discontinued.

BS6 Ford EcoSport launched at Rs 8.04 lakh

Ford India has launched its first BS6-compliant model for our market – the EcoSport SUV, with prices starting from Rs 8.04 lakh for the 1.5-litre petrol variant. The BS6-ready Ford EcoSport 1.5-litre diesel is priced from Rs 8.54 lakh.

The Ford EcoSport BS6 petrol comes with a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine good for 122hp and 149Nm of torque. This engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox. A total of seven variants are available on the 1.5 petrol EcoSport. The company has discontinued the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine for our market. The BS6 EcoSport also gets a 1.5-litre diesel engine good for 100hp and 215Nm of torque. This engine is available with a single 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel will be offered in a total of six variants, bringing the total petrol and diesel variants of the updated SUV to 13. The company has also announced that the BS6 EcoSport range comes with a standard three-year/1,00,000km warranty.

Key features of the updated EcoSport range include six airbags on higher variants. Depending on the variant, the SUV will get either an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment with the Ford SYNC 3 system (replete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), or a 9.0-inch multimedia system. Higher trims also get features like HID headlamps with daytime running lights, rain-sensing wipers and push-button start, amongst others.

Here’s a look at the Ford EcoSport BS6 prices compared to its BS4 variants:

BS6 Ford EcoSport Petrol Prices
VariantNew Price (BS6)Old Price (BS4)
Ambiente MTRs 8.04 lakhRs 7.91 lakh
Trend MTRs 8.84 lakhRs 8.71 lakh
Titanium MTRs 9.63 lakhRs 9.50 lakh
Titanium MT ThunderRs 10.53 lakhRs 10.40 lakh
Titanium+ MTRs 10.53 lakhRs 10.40 lakh
Titanium+ MT SportsRs 11.08 lakhNA
Titanium+ AutomaticRs 11.43 lakhRs 11.30 lakh
BS6 Ford EcoSport Diesel Prices
VariantNew Price (BS6)Old Price (BS4)
Ambiente MTRs 8.54 lakhRs 8.41 lakh
Trend MTRs 9.34 lakhRs 9.21 lakh
Titanium MTRs 9.99 lakhRs 9.99 lakh
Titanium MT ThunderRs 11.03 lakhRs 10.90 lakh
Titanium+ MTRs 11.03 lakhRs 10.90 lakh
Titanium+ MT SportsRs 11.58 lakhRs 11.45 lakh

While prices for most variants have increased by about Rs 13,000, prices for select variants like the 1.5 diesel Titanium are unchanged.

Key rivals of the Ford EcoSport in India include the soon-to-be launched Tata Nexon facelift, the Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza; the latter of which will see a facelift sometime next month, along with a 1.5-litre petrol engine. Additionally, the EcoSport will see competition from some of Kia and Renault's compact SUV offerings that will see a market entry later this year.

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