Ford India recently launched two new editions of the EcoSport which are the S and the Signature. From what we understand, 'S' stands for Sport and sits above the top-spec Titanium Plus variant of the standard EcoSport. The EcoSport S petrol is priced at ₹ 11.37 lakh while the EcoSport S diesel is priced at ₹ 11.89 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. Now Ford says that the EcoSport S is not exactly a limited edition variant but its manufacturing will be based on customer demand. We suggest you definitely have a look at the Ford EcoSport S if you are in the market for a new subcompact SUV. Oh! And we will be driving the EcoSport S in a week's time as well. So keep an eye out for that. Here is everything you need to know about the Ford EcoSport S.
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The EcoSport S gets quite a few cosmetic updates in order to make it look and feel more premium. The grille up front is now completely blacked out. Other blacked out bits include the roof-rails and the roof itself. The fog lamp bezel is also now blacked out and so are the new HID headlamps. They get black inserts as well.
Apart from the exterior, the EcoSport S also gets few updates to the interior. The SUV now gets orange accents inside the cabin, on the seats and the instrument panel. The EcoSport S also gets a new and bigger digital instrument cluster which now has a tyre pressure monitoring system. Ford will offer six airbags on the EcoSport S along with the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen like it does on the top spec Titanium Plus variant.
The EcoSport S now gets a sunroof as well. Sure it is not panoramic, but in case you want to feel the wind in your hair, you can just pop your head out of the sunroof. We would recommend though that you do not do this when the car is moving. Also, Ford calls it the 'fun-roof'.
One of the biggest updates! The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine makes a comeback in India with Ford offering it on the EcoSport S. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost is one of the most awarded engines in Ford's recent history, but was discontinued in India a while ago. It makes 123 bhp of max power and 170 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and will have a claimed fuel efficiency of 18.1 kmpl. Ford will not be offering an automatic on this engine.