Ford EcoSport SE is all set to hit the showroom floors soon. It will be sold without any spare wheel on offer. Here's a new set of images that confirms the same.
The sub-4m compact-SUV space is currently the most crowded one in the Indian market. While the Premier Rio was the first product in this segment, it was the Ford EcoSport that gave it a kick start after its launch in 2013. Now, after almost 10 years from the launch, the Ford EcoSport still manages to clock decent sales figures. It is admired for its sharp handling and butch styling. Also, the tailgate-mounted spare wheel of the EcoSport attracts a lot of buyers. However, Ford has now decided to introduce a new SE trim of the EcoSport, which will miss out on the tailgate-mounted spare wheel. In fact, it will come without any spare wheel.
We earlier posted the pictures of Ford EcoSport’s SE trim while it was being shot for the YouTube promo. This time around, we across a set of images that show the EcoSport’s SE variant in its complete glory. These images show the EcoSport SE’s underbody, which puts a full stop to the rumours that Ford will be offering an underbody-mounted spare wheel. A tyre pressure monitoring system along with a puncture repair kit is what Ford will be offering on the EcoSport SE. Thanks to the new update from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, which is making it possible for Ford to sell the EcoSport without any spare wheel. The new update allows carmakers to skip on providing a spare wheel for the vehicles of M2 category. However, the company will most likely offer a puncture repair kit, preferably with an electric inflator.
With the spare wheel removed, the EcoSport SE’s tail looks fresh. The number plate assembly has also moved upwards, and the bumper now gets a big scuff plate. Sadly, the tailgate will continue to open sideways. Except for the reworked tail design, the EcoSport SE remains identical to other trims. It will come with the same engine options as the ongoing variants – 1.5L petrol and 1.5L diesel. The petrol motor is capable of putting out 120 PS against 149 Nm, whereas the oil burner can churn out 100 PS and 215 Nm. The gearbox options will include a 5-speed MT and 6-speed AT for the petrol motor and a 5-speed MT for the oil burner.