Comparing The Bulls: Ford EcoSport Vs. Maruti Ertiga Vs. Honda Amaze… Who Wins The Race?

Rough on the streets, tough in the making, who doesn’t want a vehicle that’s more than a car? Among others on the road, let us consider specifications and features of three vehicles such as Ford EcoSport, Maruti Ertiga and Honda Amaze to ease out the purchase making decision for our readers.

Specifications Ford EcoSport 1.5 Diesel Ford EcoSport EcoBoost Petrol Ford EcoSport 1.5 Petrol  Maruti Ertiga ZXIPetrol Maruti Ertiga ZDI Diesel Honda Amaze VX iDTEC Diesel Honda Amaze VX i-Vtech Petrol
L x W x H 4170 x 1765 x 1708 mm 4170 x 1765 x 1708 mm 4170 x 1765 x 1708 mm 4265 x 1695 x 1685 mm 4265 x 1695 x 1685 mm 3990 x 1680 x 1505 mm 3990 x 1680 x 1505 mm
Wheelbase 2520 mm 2520 mm 2520 mm 2740 mm 2740 mm 2405 mm 2405 mm
Ground Clearance 200 mm 200 mm 200 mm 185 mm 185 mm 165 mm 165 mm
Boot Space 246 litres 246 litres 246 litres 135litres/ 480litres/ 735litres 135litres/ 480litres/ 735litres 400 litres 400 litres
Engine 1498 cc, 4-cyl Common Rail 998 cc, 3-cylinder turbo 1499 cc, 4-cyl MPFI 1373 cc, 4-cyl, MPFI 1248 cc, 4-cyl multijet 1498 cc, 4-cyl DOHC 1198 cc, 4-cyl, SOHC
Power 89 bhp @3750 rpm 123 bhp @6000 rpm 110 bhp @6045 rpm 94 bhp @6000 rpm 89 bhp @4000 rpm 88.8 bhp @4000 rpm 86.8 bhp @6000 rpm
Gearbox 5-Speed manual 5-Speed manual 5-Speed/6-Speed DC automatic 5-Speed manual 5-Speed manual 5-Speed manual 5-Speed manual
Tyre 205/60 R16 205/60 R16 205/60 R16 185/65 R15 185/65 R15 175/65 R14 175/65 R14
Turning Radius 5.3 metres 5.3 metres 5.3 metres 5.2 metres 5.2 metres 4.7 metres 4.5 metres
Torque 204 Nm @2000-2750 rpm 170 Nm@2500 rpm 140 Nm@4500 rpm 130 Nm@4000 rpm 200 Nm@1750-2500 rpm 200 Nm@1750 rpm 109 Nm@4500 rpm
Seating Capacity 5 5 5 7                     7 5 5


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Costing Rs. 5.59 Lakhs, Ford EcoSport SUV Now Out On The Road

Loaded with plethora of exciting features, the EcoSport is now launched in India in three engine variants such as 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, with a price tag starting Rs. 5.59 lakhs.

Bookings for this compact SUV have already started, with deliveries being made today itself. Presented in four trims including Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium Optional, the EcoSport looks smart and trendy. The Ambiente and Trend trims of the SUV sport an 89bhp, 1.5-litre diesel or 110bhp, 1.5-litre petrol engines with the 5-speed manual transmission. The latter also comes with six-speed automatic gearbox options.

The other two Titanium and Titanium Optional come powered by a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine, which develops 125bhp and 170Nm of top torque.

Features including keyless entry, push start/stop button, reverse parking sensor with visual display make the EcoSport a classy choice. With 200mm ground clearance and 550mm water wading potential, this SUV is great for off-roading trips.

The Hill launch Assist system in its automatic variant halts the car from rolling back for a few seconds. Ford EcoSport also boasts of various safety features such as airbags among others. With Microsoft’s SYNC technology and Emergency Assistance System, the SUV is technologically advanced. The latter system automatically alerts someone in case of an accident.… Read the rest

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Ford Ecosport to Hit The Road Against Renualt Duster On 26th June


26th June is the date set to welcome the launch of Ford Ecosport that’s a sub 4-metre SUV. Priced in between Rs. 7-10 lakhs, the Ecosport will hit the road with three choices of engines including 1.0-litre Ecosport, 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine.

With a ground clearance of 200mm, the Ecosport gets 3% less duty on the SUV. Enhancing the localization by 80-85%, Ford has designed its upcoming Ecosport with various innovative features such as keyless entry, push start and stop and reverse parking sensors. The top version of the SUV even gets Bluetooth connectivity to let users easily stream music and use telephone.

Ford has designed the 1.5-litre petrol Ecosport in automatic as well as manual versions. Truly a class apart technology in this price range, the automatic version will be the six-speed dual clutch transmission.

The Ford Ecosport looks impressive and marks to be the first Indian car that will be rolled out with SYNC.

Keep your eyes fixed for the 26th June, when Ford Ecosport will finally run on the road after taking around one and a half years to be designed.… Read the rest

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