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Ford EcoSport Thunder launched in India at INR 10.18 lakh

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

The Ford EcoSport has been launched in India with the new MY2019 updates. The EcoSport also comes with a new Thunder Edition which starts at INR 10.18 lakhs. The compact SUV gets a dark theme on the exteriors, with dark inserts on the headlamps and black treatment around the fog lamps. The grille is painted in black and so are the ORVMs. The bonnet gets a dual-tone colour with a blacked out roof and black side cladding on the doors. The Thunder Edition receives 17-inch alloy wheels for a sporty side profile.

The Thunder Edition will be on sale for a limited time and the car will get features such as a sunroof and a dual tone theme on the interiors – black dashboard with cognac accents on door inserts and front seats as well as on the instrument panels and the centre console. The Thunder Edition will be offered with a 9.0-inch floating island touchscreen infotainment system with smart in-car connectivity and built-in navigation system. The infotainment system also features voice commands and can be used for calling and reading messages.

The EcoSport Thunder Edition will be offered in the Titanium Trim and the engine specifications are as follows:-

Petrol

  • 1.5-litre three-cylinder TiVCT petrol engine which can produce 123 PS of power and 150 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The petrol engine returns a fuel efficiency of 17 kmpl.

Diesel

  • 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine that can produce 100 PS of power and 205 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The diesel engine returns a fuel efficiency of 23 kmpl.

In addition to this, the Ford EcoSport S model is powered by:-

  • 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine that produces 125 PS of power and 170 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

The EcoSport range is available in 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission available across select variants.

In terms of safety, the Ford EcoSport gets six airbags, automatic HID headlamps, daytime running lamps, rain sensing wipers, electrochromic mirror, push-button start/stop, tyre pressure monitoring system etc. The infotainment on the EcoSport is a SYNC 3 with an 8.0-inch touchscreen with built-in navigation and is also integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This is available across all variants except for the entry-level variant.

The variant wise prices for the MY2019 Ford EcoSport and Thunder Edition are as follows:-

Variants Ambiente Trend Titanium Titanium+ EcoSport S
1.5L TiVCT Petrol MT INR 7.69 lakh INR 8.49 lakh INR 9.28 lakh INR 10.18 lakh NA
1.5L TiVCT Petrol AT NA INR 11.08 lakh NA
1.0L TiVCT EcoBoost NA INR 10.83 lakh
1.5L TDCi Diesel MT INR 8.19 lakh INR 8.99 lakh INR 9.78 lakh INR 10.68 lakh INR 11.33 lakh
Thunder Edition
1.5L TiVCT Petrol MT NA INR 10.18 lakh NA
1.5L TDCi Diesel MT NA INR 10.68 lakh NA

All prices indicated are ex-showroom, Delhi.