Ford Launches New EcoSport Black Edition at INR 8.58 Lakhs

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In order to fend off the fast-increasing heat from the newly launched Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford India today launched a new ‘Black Edition’ of its EcoSport compact SUV. The new Ford EcoSport Black Edition comes with a host of new features to enhance its appeal and an already sporty stance. The Ford EcoSport Black Edition price in India is INR 858,500 and the new variant has gone on sale with immediate effect. The EcoSport Black Edition will have the same specifications as other variants. This means that it will come with a choice of three powertrains- 1.5- Litre TiVCT petrol engine that can be ordered with either a manual or an automatic transmission, the tried-and-tested 1.5-Litre TDCi Diesel engine and the much-acclaimed 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. Talking about the new Ford EcoSport Black Edition, Mr, Anurag Mehrotra, executive director Marketing, Sales & Service at Ford India, said,“Besides an outstanding value for money proposition, the Ford EcoSport continues to be admired for its impressive, head-turning design. The new ‘Black Edition’ accentuates EcoSport’s bold design, giving the compact SUV an even more striking look and a substantial road presence.”

2016 Ford EcoSport Black Edition White Front Angle official image

Also See –Ford EcoSport Price Cut | 2017 Ford EcoSport New Model

Ford EcoSport Black Edition Price in India

As we said, the new EcoSport Black Edition has gone on sale at a starting price of INR 8.58 Lakhs. Here’s a detailed price list of the Black Edition-

Variants Trend + Titanium Titanium +
1.5l TiVCT (Petrol) NA 874,800 NA
1.5l TiVCT (Petrol) AT NA 979,800 NA
1.0l EcoBoost (Petrol) 858,500 NA 963,300
1.5l TDCi (Diesel) 888,500 934,800 993,300

Compared to the regular models, the new EcoSport Black Edition commands a slight premium. However, it maybe noted that the Indian subsidiary of Ford Motor Co. recently slashed the prices of the EcoSport. Hence, even after commanding a slight premium, the EcoSport Black Edition comes across as a value for money product.

Also See – 2016 Ford EcoSprive Review | Maruti Vitara Brezza Review

Ford EcoSport Black Edition Features

2016 ford ecosport black edition led drl headlamps

In words of Ford India, the new EcoSport Black Edition offers ‘aggressive yet sophisticated all-black exteriors’ that come with new features such as a

  • Black Front Grille
  • Black-out moulded Headlamps
  • 16-inch Black-painted Alloy Wheels
  • Black ORVM Covers
  • Black Foglamp Bezel
  • Black Roof Rails
  • Roof Cross Bars

Apart from these new features, the new 2016 EcoSport Black Edition also benefits from all the new features that were launched on the EcoSport facelift. Highlights of the new features include automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, Smart Key, Keyless entry, Push button start, Daytime Running Lights, Interior Chrome Pack and Leather-wrapped handbrake.

2016 Ford EcoSport Black Edition Orange Front Angle official image

Also See – Ford EcoSport vs Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster

Ford EcoSport Black Edition Specifications

As we said, the new EcoSport Black Edition is merely a cosmetic update and remains mechanically unchanged. This means that the Black Edition is powered by the same set of engines that power the regular variants. Here’s the specification table-

Length x Width x Height 3999 x 1765 x 1708 mm
Kerb Weight 1222-1272 kg
Wheel Type and Size 16” Alloys
Boot Space 346 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L Ti-VCT Petrol 1.0 L EcoBoost Petrol 1.5 L TDCi Diesel
Power 110 bhp 124 bhp 99 bhp
Torque 140 Nm 170 Nm 205 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed MT/6-speed AT 5-speed MT 5-speed MT
Mileage 15.8 kpl/16.5 kpl 18.9 kpl 22.7 kpl
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (4)
Central Locking Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes
Audio System Yes (2-DIN)
Airbags Yes (2-6)
ABS Yes

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the new Ford EcoSport Black Edition. Also watch this space for new Ford EcoSport Black Edition test drive review.

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