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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Honda Amaze Vs Chevrolet Enjoy Vs Mahindra E-20: Which Car Would You Buy In 2013

2013 promises to be an exciting year for the auto lovers as most companies have an impressive lineup of cars waiting to be launched this year. We bring you the best 5 cars that are expected to arrive in India this year, and why we’re desperately waiting to get into them! What makes these cars worth the wait and what to watch out for? Read on to find out more. We’re also listing some of the other mentionables you need to look out for.

Mahindra E20: We’ve been hearing about this one for the longest time, so you can only imagine our excitement when we feature this one right on top of our list. The Reva is going to have some competition with Mahindra’s own electric car. Technically, it’s not quite a brand new car – the E20 is essentially the production version of the Reva NXR concept that was showcased a few years ago. Powered by 48 V Li-ion batteries, the E20 can run for 100km on a single charge. But, this eco-friendly option isn’t necessarily pocket friendly – we’re expecting it to be priced in the Rs. 5.5-6 lakh range.

Ford EcoSport: The age of compact SUVs is finally here, and Ford’s all in on it with its upcoming offering, the EcoSport. With a futuristic, aerodynamic design, the EcoSport comes loaded with advanced features like smart start, hill assist, voice controls, etc., and is carefully designed to make maximum use of space. Fitted with the award-winning 1.0 liter ecoboost engine for improved fuel efficiency, this one looks like it is tailor-made for the Indian market. While the pricing hasn’t been revealed yet, we’re hoping that Ford would price it under Rs. 10 lakh.

Chevrolet Enjoy: General Motors is all set to increase its presence in India, and the Enjoy is just one among 4-5 models expected to launch this year. This will be GM’s first MPV for India, and will go up against the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Nissan Evalia, and Toyota Innova. The Enjoy comes out of GM’s partnership with SAIC-Wuling and will be powered by Fiat’s 1.3 liter and will cost less than Rs. 6 lakh.

Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha: This car got delayed unfortunately due to the issues Maruti Suzuki went through last year. But this compact SUV is under 4 meters in length with a powerful looking design and strong grille. We can hope to see a diesel engine under the hood, and a price between Rs. 8 and 10 lakh. Watch out Ford EcoSport, this one will be one of your biggest competitors.

Honda Amaze: The Amaze will be Honda’s first diesel vehicle launched on Indian roads. Based on the Brio, its design would look familiar. Under 4 meters in length, the Amaze would have a sub-1.5 liter engine under its hood and would probably offer direct competition to Maruti Suzuki DZire and other entry sedans.

In addition, you can expect to see other interesting cars coming up this year like the diesel version of Hyundai i10, a new MPV from Hyundai, Volkswagen Cross Polo, Chevrolet Sail Sedan, and many more cars.… Read the rest

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