The Ford EcoSport has time and again proved its robust build quality by keeping its occupants totally safe during mishaps
Every year, around 1.35 million people die in road accidents across the world. Therefore, crash safety of a car plays an important role and it's often that the importance of a good structural rigidity of a car is highlighted during such unfortunate events. Here is a similar story, where an Ecosport meets with a major accident but keeps the driver totally safe and secured.
In the pictures we have below, it can be seen that the car has turned on to its right side while it has suffered damage on both the sides. The A-pillars seem to have taken some impact, while the front facet of the car is totally destroyed. According to the owner of the car, he was wearing his seatbelt, which played a major role in securing him during this crash.
The car in the pictures is the Trend variant of the Ecosport. It comes equipped with 2 airbags, ABS with EBD, and traction control as part of its standard safety package. After the accident, the owner got himself another Ecosport in the same year. The Ecosport is a safe car even if the crash test ratings are to be considered. It has achieved a complete 5-star rating in the Latin-NCAP crash test, a 4-star rating at the Euro NCAP’s testbed, and a 3-star rating for the roll-over test for the USA NHTSA test.
Talking of the car’s specifications, it is now offered with 2 engine options – 1.5L naturally-aspirated petrol and 1.5L turbocharged diesel. The former is a 3-pot mill belting out a peak power output of 122 PS and max. torque of 149 Nm. It is offered with 2 gearbox options -5-speed MT and a 6-speed AT. The 4-cylinder diesel unit has a rated power output of 100 PS and a peak torque output of 215 Nm and it comes mated to a 5-speed stick shift only.
Ford India has announced a JV with the Indian UV giant – Mahindra. The manufacturers are now working on a C-SUV to take on the likes of new Hyundai Creta and the Mg Hector. Also, Ford will use Mahindra’s 1.2L mStallion turbo-petrol in the Ecosport soon after the introduction of XUV300 Sportz in the Indian market.