Ford EcoSport Gets Fresh Lease of Life With More Character

by Chandrutpal Kashyap | 16/11/2020
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Ford EcoSport Active Comes with optional packs which add even more features to the already well-loaded sub-compact-SUV. India launch could be pipeline

Ford Motor Company officially unveiled the Ford EcoSport Active compact crossover in select European markets and is a new off-road biased version of the regular Ford Ecosport. Ford is using the new Active suffix nomenclature for its slightly raised ride height and off-road friendly versions of its existing models. The EcoSport Active is the latest addition in the range which also has the Fiesta and Focus active Models.

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The Ford EcoSport Active comes with increased ride height and gets more rugged black around the wheel arches and bumpers to make sure you’re people know you bought the off-road version of a crossover based on the Fiesta. It rides on new 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels while the ORVMs, grille, and the roof gets a black finish. Mechanical changes include a tweaked chassis, beefier suspension, and the addition of a limited-slip differential.

This new Active model is based on the higher trim levels of the international-spec Ford Ecosport which means it is feature-packed with goodies like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated Android Auto and Apple Carplay, auto headlamps with LED DRLs, cruise control, electrically adjustable mirrors, and a reversing camera for parking. The Active also gets new eco-leather upholstery for the seats.

There’s also the Active X pack which you can opt for, which adds keyless entry, auto-folding outer mirrors, and an audio system from Bang and Olufsen. Ford also provides the likes of projector headlamps and a full suite of advanced driver assistance systems as further options. 

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The Ford EcoSport Active is powered by the 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine, which was recently made unavailable in India. The engine produces a peak power and torque figure of 123Ps/200Nm respectively and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Whether the Active EcoSport will end up coming to Indian shores is unconfirmed as Ford is yet to make an official statement.

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