You never know that you need safety features until you find yourself in a perilous position. Have a look at Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza in the video below to see why you need ABS
Modern safety features in cars are one of the main reasons to buy a brand-new model compared to buying second-hand. There may be people who say all this tech has diluted the driving experience and it was much simpler before. Well, yes, it was simpler as safety wasn’t the most important factor when building a new vehicle. The fact is that these very techs make sure in case of an accident, the occupants stay as safe as possible.
In the video that has been uploaded by Ranjith Noel Raj on YouTube, we see dashcam footage from a Ford EcoSport and a Maruti Vitara Brezza escaping from a near-crash situation. The vehicle is following an Indian Army truck at a fair click when suddenly the truck has to brake hard and ends up pointing a bit sideways. The drivers of the EcoSport and the Brezza both had to stomp on the pedal as well and because both vehicles had ABS, the cars could come to a halt without issues. A closer look at the video shows that there’s a stationary bus on the left lane and a car tries to cut to the right before the truck arrived, but it was a very late decision which led to the truck having to take evasive measures. The truck skidded because of no ABS unlike the EcoSport, and this video shows why these safety features are so important.
The India-spec Ford EcoSport has received some flak as it hasn’t had a Global NCAP test while its segment rivals like the Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUV 300 have scored a full 5-Star score in adult safety. In response to this, Ford India just recently had uploaded a video on YouTube where customers of the EcoSport talk about how safe their vehicle is and Global NCAP doesn’t matter when they think that their car is above 5 stars already.
Ford has been working on an all-new version of the EcoSport and a few renders have surfaced online as well. By the looks of it, the company will go for a new design language and it isn’t sure Ford will launch it in India. Instaed, the new Ford EcoSport for India is expected to share platform with the Mahindra XUV 300. The new model will be powered by a 1.2-litre turbo 3-pot petrol or a 1.5-litre 4 cylinder oil burner and both are likely to be offered with manual and automatic gearbox options.