The Ford EcoSport SE is finally launched in India. The EcoSport SE has a different rear design and sits below the EcoSport S variant. Read on to learn more about it.
Ford EcoSport SE: Features
The EcoSport SE has a unique tailgate design that does not include the tailgate-mounted spare wheel, which is available on other EcoSport variants sold in India. Made in India Ford EcoSport without tailgate-mounted spare wheel has been on sale abroad since 2015 and made its debut in the Indian domestic market. This means that the EcoSport SE will come with a standard puncture repair kit instead of a spare tire.
Safety features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear camera, rear windshield wiper, and defroster are shared between the EcoSport SE and the Titanium variant. However, for its 16-inch EcoSport Titanium roster, projector headlights, LED DRLs, keyless entry, a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, FordPass in-car connectivity, and a power moonroof, the SE gets said frame. Above is Ford’s SYNC 3 blood. 8.0-inch pressure gauge and infotainment system with compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Compared to the high-spec EcoSport S, the new Ford EcoSport SE hood lacks side and curtain airbags, ESC, traction control, hill start assist, cruise control, auto-dimming inside the rearview mirror, auto HID headlights, auto wipers, rear-seat armrests, leather seat covers, and 60:40 split-folding rear seats. However, the EcoSport SE costs Rs 50,000 less than the S variant.
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Ford EcoSport SE: Engine
Engine options remain unchanged and the new Ford EcoSport SE model with a 1.5-liter petrol engine and 1.5-liter diesel engine continues. The former is tuned to produce 121 hp and 149 Nm of torque, while the latter delivers 99 hp and 215 Nm of torque. Both engines are paired with a five-speed manual unit.
Ford EcoSport SE: Price
Pricing for the EcoSport SE starts at Rs 10.49 lakh for the petrol variant and Rs. 10.99 lakh for the diesel. Aside from the different tailgate designs and list of unique features, the EcoSport SE shares almost everything with the Titanium variant on which it is based, but costs around another Rs 70,000
Ford EcoSport SE: Rivals
The compact SUV segment has recently seen rapid growth. The Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite are just the most recent entries, while the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza have been among the leaders in this category. Other opponents include the Toyota Urban Cruiser, Mahindra XUV300, and the Tata Nexon.