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Ford EcoSport gets new Thunder edition and a price cut

CARDEKHO
Published Jun 5, 2019, 1:38 pm IST
Updated Jun 5, 2019, 1:38 pm IST
Ford has also updated the variant-wise feature list across the EcoSport lineup.
Thunder Edition gets cosmetic updates on the inside and out.
 Thunder Edition gets cosmetic updates on the inside and out.

Ford has also updated the variant-wise feature list across the EcoSport lineup

  • Thunder Edition gets cosmetic updates on the inside and out.
  • Essentially a successor of the Signature edition.
  • Available with both petrol and diesel engine options with manual transmission.
  • Based on the Titanium variant, attracts a premium of Rs 90,000 over it.
  • Existing variants have received a price cut of up to Rs 57,000.

Ford has launched the EcoSport Thunder Edition in India. It is available with both petrol and diesel engine options of the sub-4m SUV with a manual transmission, priced at Rs 10.18 lakh and Rs 10.68 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), respectively.

Based on the Titanium variant, the Thunder Edition is a special edition model which features cosmetic updates including black front grille and rear-view mirrors, dual-tone bonnet and decals on doors. It also features new 17-inch alloys. On the inside, the EcoSport Thunder Edition features dual-tone black and tan brown theme.

 

As far as features are concerned, they're the same as the Titanium variant, except for the addition of an electric sunroof. Features on offer include a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, projector headlamps with DRLs, auto climate control and a reverse parking camera. It is essentially a better-equipped successor of the now discontinued Signature Edition.   

The EcoSport Thunder edition is powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines like the regular EcoSport. Where the petrol engine makes 123PS of power and 150Nm of peak torque, the diesel unit is good for 100PS and 205Nm. Both the engines are available with a 5-speed MT only.

Along with the introduction of a new special edition model, Ford has also updated the feature list as well as the pricing of the existing variants. Let’s take a look at the pricing first:

Petrol

Old Price

New Price

Difference

Ambiente

Rs 7.83 lakh

Rs 7.69 lakh

-Rs 14,000

Trend

Rs 8.57 lakh

Rs 8.49 lakh

-Rs 8,000

Titanium

Rs 9.56 lakh

Rs 9.28 lakh

-Rs 28,000

Titanium+

Rs 10.53 lakh

Rs 10.18 lakh

-Rs 35,000

Titanium+ AT

Rs 11.36 lakh

Rs 11.08 lakh

-Rs 28,000

S

Rs 11.38 lakh

Rs 10.83 lakh

-Rs 55,000

Diesel

Old Price

New Price

Difference

Ambiente

Rs 8.42 lakh

Rs 8.19 lakh

-Rs 23,000

Trend

Rs 9.16 lakh

Rs 8.99 lakh

-Rs 17,000

Titanium

Rs 10.15 lakh

Rs 9.78 lakh

-Rs 37,000

Titanium+

Rs 11.05 lakh

Rs 10.68 lakh

-Rs 37,000

S

Rs 11.90 lakh

Rs 11.33 lakh

-Rs 57,000

Ford has reduced the prices of all the variants. The price cut ranges from Rs 8,000 to Rs 57,000, depending on the variant. The range-topping S variants have seen biggest price cut of over Rs 50,000.

Now let’s take a look at the rejigged feature list and updates on the 2019 model year EcoSport:

  • The Titanium variant now misses out on features like front map lamps, alloy pedals, rear centre armrest with cup holder and sunglass holder, unlike before.
  • The Titanium+ variant misses out on Ford My key (programmable key), emergency assistance (part of the SYNC3 system), cruise control, 8-inch SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (gets a 9-inch unit from the lower variants) and alloy pedals. However, it gets a sunroof, which was earlier limited to the S variant only.

  • Apart from the Thunder and S variants, the EcoSport now comes with dual-tone black and beige upholstery (earlier it was all balck).
  • The S Editions now ride on 16-inch gunmetal finish alloy wheels (a size smaller than before).

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Disclaimer: This article has not been edited by Deccan Chronicle and is taken from a syndicated feed. Photos: CarDekho.

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