As per a recent document surfacing online about Ford India discontinuing the EcoSports current 1.0L EcoBoost Turbo-Petrol Engine which was offered only in the top-end variant of the Ford Ecosport.

As of now the Ford EcoSport was offered with two petrol engine variant including a 1.5-litre and a 1.0-litre turbo charged unit. Pushing the power figures for both the engines to 121hp and a peak torque of 150 Nm and 123hp with 175 Nm of torque respectively.

Ford EcoSport to Lose 1.0L EcoBoost Turbo-Petrol Engine
Ford EcoSport to Lose 1.0L EcoBoost Turbo-Petrol Engine

The Ford EcoSport also comes with a choice of a 5-speed MT and a 6-speed AT, while the former 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine featured a 6-speed manual transmission only.

However, we can also expect Ford to offer a Mahindra sourced BS6 compliant 1.2-litre turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine in the upcoming 2020 Ford EcoSport. The Mahindra sourced can be considered as a much more powerful entity than Ford’s already existing 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine if compared to the current 1.2-litre MPFI turbo engine in Mahindra XUV300.

According to leading media reports, Ford might continue to sell the soon to be outdated diesel models. However the all new EcoSport is likely to be sold in the BS6 compliant versions of the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel units. With the coming of the BS6 era we can surely expect a minor price hike of Rs. 20,000-30,000 for the petrol variant and upto Rs 1 lakh for the diesel variant.


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