Ford to launch EcoSport SE variant without tailgate spare wheel
Ford is expected to expand its EcoSport line-up in India with a new SE variant.
It will feature a body similar to the export model of the EcoSport, which comes without the tailgate-mounted spare wheel and a slightly different design on the rear side.
The rest of the features are expected to remain the same as the standard EcoSport's, including the engine options.
EcoSport SE will offer adjustable headlights
The Ford EcoSport SE will feature a sporty design with a horizontal slat grille, a faux skid plate, adjustable headlights, LED DRLs, and LED taillights.
At the rear, it will have a roof-mounted spoiler, wrap-around taillights, and the number plate positioned at the center of the tailgate.
The car will be flanked by silvered roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, and indicator-mounted ORVMs.
It will be offered with two engine choices
The upcoming Ford EcoSport SE will be available with two BS6-compliant engine options: a 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder petrol motor that makes 121hp/149Nm and a 1.5-liter diesel mill that delivers 99hp/215Nm. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
It will have a Bluetooth-enabled touchscreen console
Ford EcoSport SE will likely have a 5-seater cabin with fabric upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a dual-tone dashboard, power windows, and automatic climate control.
It will also pack four speakers and a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for Bluetooth connectivity.
For safety, the four-wheeler will come with a tire pressure monitoring system, a rear-view camera, six airbags, and a puncture repair kit.
Ford EcoSport SE: Pricing and availability
In India, the Ford EcoSport SE is likely to start at around Rs. 9 lakh, considering it will be placed below the Titanium and Sports trims, which are priced in the range of Rs. 9.79 lakh and Rs. 11.49 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).