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The orange accenting around the all-black interior looks smart

I found the interiors quite comfortable, the seating especially. Good back support and side bolstering is just what you need for long drives. A couple of day trips to Pune were a testimony to the fact that the comfort levels have gone a step up. Child car seats are now firmly secured using the ISOFIX child seat mounts, honestly, you only end up appreciating these small things if you end up using them. Then there is the touchscreen infotainment system which is so intuitive and quick, you can’t help love it. All the information you need without the clutter of so many buttons.

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The 5-speed gearbox is smooth and fuel-efficient

The EcoSport S comes with 6-airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX mounts

A few months back, I had sampled the petrol powered EcoSport which was mated to the auto box. I loved the performance of the new Dragon Series engine and the automatic transmission was not only quick but extremely convenient too. However, my daily drive is approximately 70-80 kms which is why a diesel car does justice to my use. The EcoSport S is returning around 14-15 km/l in the routine city & highway driving cycle which is well within my expectation.