on 14, Nov 2017

When Ford launched the EcoSport in the Indian market it effectively boosted the compact SUV segment and ruled it for a very long time. Eventually, with the launch of the Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon its sales dropped. With the launch of the new Ford EcoSport in India, it will be directly competing with the Nexon and the Brezza in the Compact SUV segment. So let's how the 2017 EcoSport stands out in the competition.


 

  • Exteriors

Ford New EcoSport:

The new EcoSport has got a whole new face which includes a larger and new design front grille. The Ford logo sits majestically on the front grille and towards the sides of it are the larger headlight units which consists of projector headlamps and integrated LED DRL’s. The front bumper design is new which holds the triangular design fog lamps and indicators in it. The side profile and the rear profile do not have many changes but this compact SUV now rides on new 17-inch alloy wheels which gives it a much tuff look. The overall weight of the 2017 EcoSport is more than Nexon and Brezza

 

Tata Nexon:

Tata has given Nexon a distinctive look with many flowing lines and unique design elements. The front fascia gets muscular bulges which give the Nexon a beefed-up look. Dividing the front grille and the headlight unit is chrome strip which Tata calls it the humanity line. Just like the New EcoSport the Nexon also comes equipped with projector headlamps and LED DRL’s. Unlike the New EcoSport, Tata Nexon rides on 16-inch alloy wheels but the ground clearance is 200mm which same as the 2017 EcoSport. The overall length of the Nexon is 3994mm which is the least as compared to its rivals.

 

Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza:

As compared to the Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon, the Brezza has a simple SUV type boxy design. It also has the lowest ground clearance amongst all which is 198mm and the smallest boot space of 328 litres. In addition to all this, the Vitara Brezza is lightest in weight as compared to its rivals with a kerb weight of 1170-1195kg. As this compact SUV comes from Maruti’s stable it is the most beloved in the Indian market due to the high resale value and low maintenance.


 

  • Interiors:

Ford New EcoSport:

As compared with the old model, the new EcoSport gets a new dashboard and new seats. It now comes equipped with a floating touchscreen infotainment system powered by Ford’s latest SYNC 3. The top spec variant comes equipped modern features with rear camera, paddles shifters for the automatic variants, steering mounted audio control, tyre pressure monitoring and dual USB. As well as it also gets Cruise control, automatic headlamps and automatic wipers just like the Vitara Brezza. While the EcoSport is equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay it misses out on Sat Nav which the Brezza gets it. Ford has given many safety features such as 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and the automatic variants comes equipped with traction control, stability control, emergency brake assist and hill launch assist to the new EcoSport as compared to it rivals

 

Tata Nexon:

Tata has entered the compact SUV segment with the Nexon and it has offered many modern features and comfortable interiors. The Nexon gets automatic climate control, steering mounted audio controls, 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system and Harman stereo system with eight speakers. Tata has also provided the Nexon with rear AC vents and driving modes which the EcoSport and Vitara Brezza missed out on. While the Nexon misses out on cruise control which the EcoSport and Brezza get it. As Compared with the New EcoSport top model gets 6 airbags and the Nexon only gets 2 airbags on the top model.

 

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza:

The interiors of the Vitara Brezza get plenty of storage space. The top spec variant comes equipped with a rear camera, rear parking sensors, automatic headlamps and wipers, cruise control, Maruti’s SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system and Sat Nav. In comparison with the New EcoSport, this compact SUV from Maruti misses out on leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob and it also gets only 2 airbags while the new EcoSport gets 6 airbags.

 

  • Engine and Transmission:

Ford New EcoSport:

Amongst the three, the new EcoSport is the only Compact SUV to be matted with an automatic gearbox. The automatic variant is only available with the petrol engine and the top variant comes equipped with paddle shifters.

 

Petrol:

  • Displacement: 1497 cc

  • Power: 123 bhp

  • Torque: 150 Nm

  • Transmission: 5-speed manual/6-speed automatic

  • Mileage (ARAI): 17 kmpl

  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive (FWD)

 

Diesel:

  • Displacement: 1498 cc

  • Power: 100 bhp

  • Torque: 205 Nm

  • Transmission: 5-speed manual

  • Mileage (ARAI): 23kmpl

  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive (FWD)

 

Tata Nexon:

As compared with the New EcoSport, the Nexon doesn't get an automatic gear. But there are rumours that Tata will soon launch an AMT gearbox to the Nexon. Nexon is the only car to be powered by a turbocharged petrol engine, while the New EcoSport gets a naturally aspirated petrol engine and the Vitara Brezza misses out on a petrol engine.

 

Petrol:

  • Displacement: 1198 cc

  • Power: 110 bhp

  • Torque: 170 Nm

  • Transmission: 6-speed manual

  • Mileage (ARAI): 17.88 kmpl

  • Drivetrain: Front wheel drive (FWD)

 

Diesel:

  • Displacement: 1497 cc

  • Power: 110 bhp

  • Torque: 260 Nm

  • Transmission: 6-speed manual

  • Mileage (ARAI): 23.97 kmpl

  • Drivetrain: Front wheel drive (FWD)

 

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza:

Vitara Brezza is the only compact SUV out of three which only comes powered by a diesel engine. As compared to the New EcoSport it misses out on an automatic gearbox. While the power output is the least as compared to the new EcoSport and Nexon but it is the only car amongst the three to give the highest mileage.

 

Diesel:

  • Displacement: 1248 cc

  • Power: 90 bhp

  • Torque: 200 Nm

  • Transmission: 5-speed manual

  • Mileage (ARAI): 24.29 kmpl

  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive (FWD)



 


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