Ford EcoSport is considered to be a safe car. Here's one, which has proved its mettle while it met with an accident with a truck at high speeds.
Ford cars are known for their build quality and passenger safety they offer. These parameters of the products from America car brand's lineup have saved the lives of occupants in many serious accidents. Below is another example in which the Ford EcoSport has proved of its great safety level as it saved the owner’s family with its good build quality.
The Ford EcoSport damage has reached the motor components.
The EcoSport was travelling at speeds of around 80 - 90 kmph on a highway at night; while it crashed into a truck, which was coming from the opposite direction. It was a head-on collision, which took place at high speeds. At the time of the accident, there were 3 other passengers along with the driver in the car, and all of them walked out of its safely with minor injuries. However, the EcoSport suffered serious damages to the front-end, which can be seen in the pictures above. As a result, the bonnet has undergone complete deformation, while the engine components have also been damaged. Nevertheless, the side fenders have not suffered severe damage, and the rims are still in good condition, which shows that the Ford EcoSport was good at absorbing the energy of the impact.
The owner did not get the car insured; therefore, the damage to the car is not covered by the insurance. Accordingly, he had to pay approximately INR 7.5 lakh for the car’s repair. It is unreasonable to invest INR 7.5 lakh to repair an EcoSport which is priced from INR 8.17 lakh to INR 11.71 lakh. With some more cash at hand, the owner could've purchased a new one instead.
The Ford EcoSport is one of the most popular SUVs in the Indian auto market. The car comes equipped with a wide range of features which include auto headlamps, cruise control, a touchscreen infotainment system, start/stop push button, automatic climate control, six airbags, ESC, traction control and hill-start assist. The Ford EcoSport receives its power from two engine options. There's a 1.5-litre gasoline burner with 122 PS/149 Nm at dispersal and a 1.5-litre oil burner with 100 PS against 215 Nm on the tap. The transmission duties on the petrol version are undertaken by a 5-speed MT/6-speed AT while those on the diesel one are performed by a 5-speed MT only. In the Indian auto market, it competes against the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300 and more.