Ford Cars to Choose|| Specifications, Features, And Summary

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Best Ford Cars to Choose
  1. Ford EcoSport        

In Europe, Ford has launched the EcoSport Active. With body cladding around the wheel arches, doors, and “Active” badges on the outside it features a more durable appearance. And the seats come with badges for “Involved”.

With the basic 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine and a 95PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine in Europe, Ford sells this variant.

Whether Ford will start the EcoSport Active in India has yet to be decided.

Like the Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, and the Kia Sonet, the Ford EcoSport is battling.

Ford EcoSport Specifications

It is fuelled by 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines that are BS6 compliant. 100PS and 215Nm, 10Nm more than before, are built from the revised 1.5-liter TDCi diesel engine. The Ti-VCT petrol engine, on the other hand, now generates 122PS of energy and 149Nm of torque, 1Ps and 1Nm lower than before. A 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission, unique to the petrol engine, are the transmission options. With the petrol manual and automatic versions citing estimates of 15.9kmpl and 14.7 kmpl, the engines are both marginally less fuel-efficient than before. The fuel economy of diesel is claimed to be 21.7kmpl, down by 1.3kmpl.

Ford EcoSport Variants

A total of six models are currently offered for the Ecosport: Ambiente, Pattern, Titanium, Titanium Thunder, Titanium+ and S.

Ford EcoSport Features

SYNC 3 voice recognition for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, lighted glove compartment, ambient lighting, electric sunroof, sporty steel pedals, and luxury leather seats are design highlights. ABS+EBD, emergency braking aid, ESC, stability control, hill assistance, and side and curtain airbags are included in the safety package.

Ford EcoSport Summary

Engine1496 cc, Ti-VCT Petrol Engine1496 – 1498 CC
Mileage15.9 Kmpl15.9 – 21.7 Kmpl
Seating Capacity55
Gear Box5 Speed5 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VIBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrolDiesel
Length*Width*Height3998*1765*1647 mm^33998*1765*1647 mm^3
Boot Space352 Litres352 Liters
Max Torque149Nm@4500rpm215Nm@1750-2500rpm

Pros And Cons of Ford EcoSport 

Pros of Ford EcoSportThe body is well-constructed architecture wise; thanks to the American company that does not gamble on quality requirements.

The EcoSport is still one of the best lightweight SUVs in city traffic with fast manoeuvrability.

Interior wise, it comes with 20 plus storage compartments.
Cons of Ford EcoSportSeating for the EcoSport is limited to 4 passengers. Anything else would feel crowded.

From the driver’s seat, the thick A-pillar obstructs the view.
  1. Ford Endeavour        

At Rs 35.10 lakh (ex-showroom), Ford has introduced the Endeavour Sport. It costs Rs 65,000 more than the AWD version of Titanium+. There are lots of blacked-out features in Endeavour Sport. The grille, ORVMs, aluminium wheels and plastic trims are painted in black on the bumpers. It is available in three colour options: White Diamond, Silver Diffused and Black Absolute.

Nevertheless, the interior and powertrain are identical to the regular Endeavour. The Endeavour Sport takes on the Toyota Fortuner TRD, which has recently been launched.

Ford Endeavour Specifications

The Endeavour is now only available with a BS6 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine in India. The 3.2-litre and 2.2-litre diesel engines were previously sold by Ford. As this engine puts out 170PS and 420Nm of twist mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox driving all four wheels, don’t let the displacement fool you. The Endeavour comes with a ground clearance of 225mm as it sits high.

Ford Endeavour Variants

The Endeavour is sold in four models by Ford: Titanium 4×2 AT, Titanium 4×2 AT, Titanium+ 4×4 AT and Sport. If you can see, in 2WD or 4WD models, there is only one engine and one gearbox option available for the Endeavour.

Ford Endeavour Features

LED headlamps and FordPass connected car technologies are new kits on offer that allow remote engine start-stop, remote locking and unlocking, displaying the state of the vehicle, as well as operating certain functions. A panoramic sunroof, drive modes, semi-auto parallel park assist, push-button ignition, hands-free operated tailgate, front and rear parking sensors, rear parking camera, automatic headlamps, automatic wipers, DRLs, automatic climate control dual-zone and eight-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats are other notable features.

Ford Endeavour Summary

Engine1996 CC
Mileage13.9 Kmpl
Seating Capacity7
Gear Box10 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VI
Fuel TypeDiesel
Length*Width*Height4903*1869*1837 mm^3
Kerb Weight2410 kg
Max Torque420Nm@2000-2500rpm

Pros And Cons of Ford Endeavour

Pros of Ford EndeavourThe fuel milking system is supposed to go a little easier on the wallet with a smaller engine, with higher performance returns.

As the upgrade costs almost Rs 1.5 Lakhs cheaper than the outgoing Endeavor, the engine downsizing has also contributed to a decline in the Endeavour’s prices.

The Endeavour receives Ford Pass, which offers wired technology for the vehicle, allowing the SUV to inch out its rivals.
Cons of Ford EndeavourIt loses out on a feature as simple as telescopic steering adjustment, which is a large letdown, despite costing a good fortune, the steering just gets tilt adjustment.

There is no substantial addition to the outgoing Endeavour functionality.
  1. Ford Figo        

The BS6-compliant Figo hatchback has been introduced by Ford India with prices beginning from Rs 5.39 lakh to Rs 7.85 lakh (ex-showroom). With petrol and diesel engine options, the Ford Figo BS6 is sold. Established powertrains continue to be used but with upgrades to meet the emission requirements of BS6. The Figo, known for its fun-to-drive nature, is Ford’s entry-level hatchback.

Ford Figo Specifications

The Ford Figo is powered by 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines that conform with BS6. The gasoline engine produces 96PS and 119Nm, while the diesel engine produces 100PS and 200Nm. Both engines are sold with only a manual 5-speed transmission. The Figo petrol has a claimed 18.5kmpl fuel efficiency, while 24.4kmpl is returned by the diesel version. The length of the Figo is 3,941mm, 1,704mm wide and 1,525mm thick. It has a wheelbase that is 2,490mm long.

Ford Figo Variants

The Ford Figo is offered in four variants: Ambiente, Trend, Titanium, and Titanium Blu. It’s offered in five shades: white, red, gold, silver and grey.

Ford Figo Features

The Ford Figo’s exterior highlights include LED DRL halogen headlamps, 14-/15-inch alloy wheels, and regular tail lamps. Add side decals and blacked-out alloy wheels to the top-spec Titanium Blu models. Within, the Figo comes with a navigation touchscreen infotainment system, linked car technology, sunroof, climate control, steering-mounted audio monitor, a multi-info panel, and push-button start keyless entry. Six airbags, ABS with EBD, a rear parking light, and alarms are safety features.

Ford Figo Summary

Engine1194 cc, Ti-VCT Petrol Engine1499 CC
Mileage18.5 Kmpl24.4 Kmpl
Seating Capacity55
Gear Box5 Speed5 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VIBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrolDiesel
Length*Width*Height3941*1704*1525 mm^33998*1765*1647 mm^3
Boot Space257 Litres352 Liters
Max Torque119Nm@4250rpm215Nm@1750-2500rpm

Pros And Cons of Ford Figo

Pros of Ford FigoIn their segment, the Ford Figo is the best hatchback.

Nearly four years after the introduction of the second-gen model, Ford has launched the facelifted Figo.

The Figo comes with an automatic 6-speed traditional torque converter in a tank of AMTs.
Cons of Ford FigoIt doesn’t have LEDs or LED head or tail lamps going through the day.

It doesn’t, at least for now, have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

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  1. Ford Freestyle        

The Freestyle Flair, a new top-spec model based on the Titanium +, has been introduced by Ford India. Prices begin at 7.69 lakh Rs. The Flair Freestyle costs Rs 30,000 more than the model Titanium +. The Freestyle Flair uses complementary red parts on the front skid plate, roof rails and the ORVMs for the extra premium, whilst the alloy wheels and roof are coated in shiny black. The inclusion of quirky body decals with Flair badges on the side and Bootlid is also exclusive to the Flair version.

Although the dashboard is finished in black, the red theme is also present on the door pads. Ford has also integrated connected car software and hooked up with the music streaming service JioSaavn. The Freestyle’s competitors include the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and the Maruti Suzuki Swift.

Ford Freestyle Specifications

With the Freestyle, Ford unveiled a new 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine. The engine is from the latest Dragon family of engines from Ford which delivers a class-leading 96PS of power and 120Nm of torque. Combined with a new 5-speed Getrag-sourced manual gearbox, it’s quite a hoot to drive. In our checks, in just a smidge over 13 seconds, it clocked 100kmph and returned 13.5kmpl inside the town and 19.19kmpl on the highway. Nice equilibrium? We would’ve said so! The diesel engine on offer is the validated 1.5-litre TDCi engine that pumps out 100PS and 215Nm of power. We have yet to bring it through a road test, but it has always been fun to run the car. Right now the only chink in the armour is the fact that the Freestyle does not have an automatic version available.

Ford Freestyle Variants

A total of four versions, namely the Freestyle, are available. Trend, Ambiente, Titanium and Titanium+. Across the range, features such as dual airbags, parking sensors and ABS are standard. That said from the Trend version onwards, feel-good features such as a touchscreen, all four power windows, and steering-mounted audio controls are available. We would suggest that you chose either the Titanium or the Titanium+ as they offer the best bang for the buck.

Ford Freestyle Features

There’s no doubt that the Freestyle is a hopped-up Figo, in truth. It’s called a “CUV” by Ford, but you and I know it’s just a cross-hatch. That said it does look pretty attractive. The SUV aspects are not overdone, and there is an outdoor vibe to it in the Freestyle. Additions over the Figo include an increased 190mm ground clearance, reworked bumpers at either end, new 15-inch alloy wheels covered in 185-section rubber, a fresh grille and a pair of usable roof rails. We’d love to see a pair of projector headlamps here, or maybe some Lead daytime running lights, but the Freestyle is lacking.

Ford Freestyle Summary

Engine1194 cc, 1.2-litre Petrol Engine1499 CC
Mileage18.5 Kmpl23.8 Kmpl
Seating Capacity55
Gear Box5 Speed5 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VIBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrolDiesel
Length*Width*Height3954*1737*1570 mm^33998*1765*1647 mm^3
Boot Space257 Litres257 Litres
Max Torque119nm@4250rpm215nm@1750-2500rpm

Pros And Cons of Ford Freestyle

Pros of Ford FreestyleExcellent drivability with excellent off-road performance. The reaction of the engine and ground clearance is so good.

Braking is fine, too. ABS, EBD works well. The quality of the exterior design is also outstanding.

Fuel Economy is also nice gets 20 kmpl In this category, freestyle leads efficiency-wise, handling wise and value for money relative to other vehicles.
Cons of Ford FreestyleThe quality of the interior is not good. The seats would have been better. Non-adjustable rear head seat. The plastic consistency of the interior should have been higher.

No Head Lights for Projectors or DRL’S. 60:40 will be easier. The rear seat is not foldable.
  1. Ford Aspire        

At Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom), Ford has unveiled the 2020 BS6 Aspire sedan in India. The BS6 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine produces the same 96PS and 119Nm, while 100PS and 215Nm of torque are provided by the 1.5-litre TDCi diesel. Features remain unchanged and the Aspire gets six airbags, navigation touchscreen infotainment, rain-sensing wipers, and the top-spec model automatic headlamps that cost Rs 8.34 lakh (ex-showroom).

Previously, Ford in India had discontinued the automatic version of the Aspire sedan. Across the country, bookings for the AT variant have been halted. On January 15, the Figo AT will be deleted from the official website. In the MY2020 model, the Deep Impact Blue and Total Black shades will also not be available. Rs 9.10 lakh (ex-showroom) is rated for the Aspire AT. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire, the Honda Amaze and the upcoming Hyundai Aura are his rivals.

Ford Aspire Specifications

The old 1.2- and 1.5-litre petrol engines have been abandoned by Ford for a new pair. These engines displacing 1.2- and 1.5-litres too, but unlike the old four-cylinder units, they are three-cylinder engines. But this switch makes us happy. Particularly with the 1.2, because it has converted the Aspire petrol into a kit that is almost as attractive as the punchy 1.5-litre diesel. It ranks high in top trumps, too with 96PS of power and 120Nm of torque on hand. But the latest ratios of the gearbox are high and seem to sap some of the drives we loved in the Freestyle. The Aspire petrol-MT took 12.01 seconds in our tests to cross 100kmph, which is on par with competitors like the Maruti Dzire and the Honda Amaze.

Ford Aspire Variants

You can choose from six options – Ambiente, Trend, Trend+, Titanium, Titanium Blu and Titanium+ if you’ve narrowed down on the Aspire. While the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines are available in both models, the 1.5-litre petrol coupled with the automatic engine is only available in the Titanium edition.

In the essentials, including front power windows and manual air conditioning, the base-spec model packs in. Yet anything else is pretty much lacking. So that’s a hop on this one from our side. And we’d say the same thing for the Trend version as well because the price bump is not completely justified by additions like the music system, rear power windows and remote keyless entry.

Ford Aspire Features

The service dished out to the Aspire is not comprehensive per se, as far as facelifts go. New front and rear bumpers, a new grille and a series of wider 15-inch alloy wheels are available. Although we like the pattern on the grille with a gunmetal finish, we think the Aspire should have done that with a more snazzy wheel package. Also welcome is the larger and thicker tyres, but they are unfortunately not common across the range. The Aspire even loses out on a bit of bling: projector headlamps, the kit lacks daytime operating lights.

Ford Aspire Summary

Engine1194 cc, Ti-VCT Petrol Engine1499 CC
Mileage18.5 Kmpl24.4 Kmpl
Seating Capacity55
Gear Box5 Speed5 Speed
Emission Norm ComplianceBS-VIBS-VI
Fuel TypePetrolDiesel
Length*Width*Height3995*1704*1525 mm^33995*1704*1525 mm^3
Boot Space359 Litres359 Litres
Max Torque119Nm@4250rpm215Nm@1750-3000rpm

Pros And Cons of Ford Aspire

Pros of Ford AspireAmazing ride and handling.

Value for money.

Cons of Ford AspireInconsistent fit and finish.

Average rear-seat headroom.
  1. Ford Mustang Facelift  UPCOMING

In India, the iconic Ford Mustang, one of the famous muscle cars in America, has been very good. Since its launch in July 2016, 450 homes have been found on the Indian market. The biggest reason for its popularity is that it is the country’s most inexpensive V8 powered car one can own.

Yeah, it does look identical to the outgoing version of the facelifted Mustang. Yet there are several distinguishing factors. The front bumper is new for starts and has a more pronounced chin. And there is the muscular hood containing two air intakes that protrude. The revised Lead headlamps and tail lamps top up the build. Overall, like a Mustang, it still maintains its identity and we like it.

The facelifted model will come to India in just the GT version, much like the pre-facelift sixth-gen Ford Mustang. So the 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine that has now been updated to pump out 450 PS (up from 415 PS) will be under the hood. A modern 10-speed automatic transmission would be another improvement (in place of a 6-speed automatic transmission). As with the old standard, 6-speed manual transmission will not be sold in our industry.

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