With the launch of the 2017 Ford EcoSport, the company has finally given its subcompact SUV the much-needed update we were all waiting for. Interestingly, Ford India hasn't revised the prices and the cost of each variant remains exactly similar to the previous model, which is perfect considering the fact that the new EcoSport is a lot more feature-rich now making it great value for money. This also falls in the same price range that we predicted for the SUV. Ford has also removed the special edition models like the 'Black Edition' and the 'Platinum' pack and now the SUV is simply available in five variants - Ambiente, Trend, Trend+, Titanium, and Titanium+. Here's our detailed breakdown of the variant-wise features offered in the new Ford EcoSport facelift
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2017 Ford EcoSport Ambiente
The base trim Ambiente variant itself comes with a bunch of new features like a new black glossy grille, black foglamp bezels, rocker and bumper cladding, dual reversing lamp, body colour bumper, black door handle and ORVMs. The cabin, on the other hand, comes with full fabric seats, dark theme interior, silver and black accents, theatre dimming cabin lights and more. The Ambiente trim also gets a basic audio system as well with Bluetooth, AUX-IN and USB connectivity. The SUV also comes with all 4 power windows, electric swing gate release, air conditioner, electrically adjustable ORVMs, a 12V power socket up front, and day/night IRVM. You also get 15-inch steel wheels with a full wheel cover.
On the safety front, you get ABS with EBD and dual front airbag as standard, front seat belt with pretensioner, seat belt reminder for driver, power door locks, and crash unlocking system among others.
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2017 Ford EcoSport Trend
It's from the Trend variant that you get all the new features and equipment that make the Ford EcoSport a value for money. In addition to the features offered in the Ambiente variant, the only addition made to the exterior of the car is the silver finish for the grille, blackened B-pillar and body colour ORVMs and door handles. The cabin in the other hand gets metallic grey finished interior with anodised styling elements, but the biggest addition is the 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with Ford's SYNC 3 in-car connectivity system with voice command along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system comes with dual USB ports, 2 tweeters, audio and Bluetooth controls on the steering automatic Air Con system. Other interior features and safety offering remains same as the Ambiente trim.
2017 Ford EcoSport Trend+
The Trend+ variant is a lot similar to the Trend trim, except for some additional features like - 16-inch steel wheels instead of 15-inch ones, black roof rails, chrome interior door handles instead of silver ones, puddle lamps on ORVMs, and load compartment light. Other features include - one-touch power window for the driver, electrically fordable ORVMs, rear package tray, height adjustable driver's seat, and full front console armrest with storage compartment. As for safety features, along with the standard features, the car also comes with rear wiper and defogger, front foglamps, and rear parking sensors. The petrol option of the Trend+ variant gets the automatic transmission.
2017 Ford EcoSport Titanium
The Titanium variant comes with almost all the features in the list apart for some premium additions that only comes with the top-end Titanium+ variant. So, in addition to the feature offered with the Trend+ option, this variant of the EcoSport comes with a chrome grille, body coloured foglamps bezels, satin aluminium roof rails, front and rear bumper applique, projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights and 16-inch alloy wheels.
The cabin also comes with a host of features like better quality fabric seats, light-themed interior, silver and glossy black cabin accents, soft fabric door side armrest instead of hard plastic, 60/40 split seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, sporty alloy wheels, and sporty alloy pedal and ambient lighting. The Titanium variant also comes with a push button start-stop system with smart entry with a capacitive sensor, rear seat centre armrest with cup holders, and ford MyKey.
2017 Ford EcoSport Titanium+
In addition to the features offered with the Titanium trim, the Titanium+ variant comes with premium leather interior, a cargo area management system-flat bed seats, glove box illumination, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, bigger 17-inch alloy wheels, rearview camera, paddle shifters, cruise control, ISOFIX child seat mounts, and 6 airbags (including side and curtain).