Ford has updated the EcoSport compact SUV with a new, more upmarket instrument cluster. The new instrument cluster is now standard on the EcoSport Titanium and Titanium+ trims; and has been borrowed from the top-spec EcoSport S.
The EcoSport’s new instrument cluster features a 4.2-inch multi-information display (MID) in the centre and gets a chrome-ringed speedometer and tachometer. The older instrument cluster will continue to be offered on the lower EcoSport variants. The old set-up features a smaller MID and comparatively plainer-looking dials.
Competition in the compact SUV segment has become truly fierce with the launch of the Mahindra XUV300. The XUV300 gets powerful petrol and diesel engines and boasts of several segment-first features. As a result, to keep the EcoSport fresh and competitive, Ford has injected something new into one of its sore points – the instrument cluster.
The Ford EcoSport is powered by a 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine that’s mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Petrol engine options include a 125hp, 1.0-litre turbo motor paired to a 6-speed manual 'box and a 123hp, 1.5-litre mill that can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The Ford EcoSport is priced at Rs 7.82-11.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and competes with the Tata Nexon, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the new Mahindra XUV300.