2018 Ford EcoSport S Review
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2018 Ford EcoSport S Review

Car Tested: 2018 Ford EcoSport S; Road Test No. 948

Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 13.35-14.22 lakhs

The blacked out treatment on the headlamp, grille and the bumper give the EcoSport S’ front fascia a muscular look

The Ford EcoSport has always been a very strong contender in the compact SUV segment and to catch up with the competition, the automaker had launched the facelifted version of the car in late 2017. The 1.5-litre petrol engine was replaced by the 1.5-litre Dragon engine while the 1.0-litre EcoBoost was given a miss. Ford has reintroduced the EcoBoost engine with the EcoSport S which has now been launched in India as a sportier version of the regular EcoSport.

Exterior enhancements include smoked headlamps, 17-inch sharp-looking alloy wheels and a ‘fun roof’

Exteriors – The 2018 Ford EcoSport S is based on the Titanium+ trim and takes all the features from the said variant. To do justice to the S moniker, the American carmaker has incorporated new design elements like a matte black grille, smoked HID projector headlamps and blackened fog lamp housing. Besides, there are new 17-inch 10-spoke smoked alloy wheels, black painted roof with an electric sunroof on offer. The rear profile is identical to the standard EcoSport save for the black spoiler.

The black interior with a burst of orange accents makes the cabin a livelier place to be in

Interiors – While the dashboard layout remains the same as the regular EcoSport, the EcoSport S gets orange accents on the dashboard, centre console, door pads and even on the seats. The colour additions do make the cabin look more lively. The compact SUV gets a larger MID display and the instrument console also gets premium chrome rings. There is an 8-inch SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In terms of features, the EcoSport S, being the range-topping variant gets automatic climate control, premium leather seats with leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrast orange stitching, height adjustable driver’s seat, automatic headlights and wipers, cruise control, Ford MyKey and push-button start.