Ford has made the EcoSport petrol automatic more affordable by launching the mid-spec Titanium automatic variant. It continues to be powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol engine and 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox as the top-end Titanium+ AT.
Ford kick-started the BS6 innings of its popular EcoSport compact SUV way back in January of 2020. And now in a bit to expand its prospects, Ford India has introduced a more affordable petrol automatic variant of the car. Priced at Rs 10.66 lakh, the new Ford EcoSport Titanium petrol automatic is more affordable than the earlier sole petrol automatic Ford EcoSport by Rs 90,000. As a result, the Ford EcoSport automatic is now available in two variants – Titanium and Titanium+. Now, considering the high price points of diesel automatic models, it is unlikely that we will see a diesel AT version of the Ford EcoSport. Also, because of the fact that owing to the current COVID19 situation and the higher taxes on diesel have caused demand for compact diesel cars to drop.
Coming back to the new EcoSport petrol automatic, the compact SUV’s powertrain remains the same as that of the top-end Titanium+ variant with its 120bhp, 1.5-litre petrol engine being mated to a new six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. And like the EcoSport Titanium+ automatic, the Titanium AT too gets paddle shifters for manual gearshifts. The automatic gearbox brings with it safety features such as traction control, stability control, and hill hold. The Titanium variant misses out on a few features from the higher-spec Titanium+ variant, such as automatic headlamps and wipers, side airbags, electric sunroof, and illuminated glovebox.
'With the new Titanium trim in the 2020 EcoSport line-up, we wish more consumers to enjoy the convenience of an automatic without compromising on the fun of driving. The outstanding value on offer will ensure that consumers no longer settle for underwhelming automatic technologies available in the market,' said Vinay Raina, Executive Director, Marketing, Sales and Service at Ford India.
Also, read - Ford EcoSport BS6 launched at ₹8.04 lakh