The most awaited SUV of the year, Ford Ecosport is going to launch this month i.e June. The forthcoming SUV will be very hi-tech moreover it will provide fuel efficiency at a competitive price tag. Ford Ecosport price range may start from six to nine lakhs. As per the official website, bookings of the upcoming compact SUV are open now. It is being anticipated that it may prove as a threat for the popular compact SUV of the segment, Maruti Ertiga. It is notable that Maruti has wisely slated the price of its compact SUV keeping in mind the competition, the price range of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga starts from Rs.5.92 lakhs to Rs.8.65 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
Here we bring a brief comparison of these two compact SUVs of Indian automobile domain.
Mileage- Forthcoming Ford Ecosport is a highly promising compact SUV it will carry a 1 litre Eco Boost engine with advanced turbo charge and direct injection technology. Its 1.5 -litre diesel engine may give around 18kmpl and petrol engine is expected to provide mileage of 16kmpl. On the other hand Maruti Ertiga’s 1.3 litre diesel engine is giving mileage of 20.77kmpl and 1.4 petrol engines delivers 16.02kmpl so in terms of fuel efficiency Ertiga is performing great.
Exteriors- Ford Ecosport holds aggressive and trendy looks; the compact SUV will boast chrome lined fog lights, rear spoiler, clear lens headlights, chrome front grille, thin bonnet hood, chrome roof rails and a high mounted stop lamp. The side look is also very eye catching that bears stylish tail lamps, alloy wheels, body colored ORVMs along with turn indicators while Maruti Ertiga has iconic grille of Maruti Suzuki, body colored bumper and door handles, captivating cluster lamps, roof antenna, alloy wheels, high mounted stop lamp, rear window wiper, rear spoiler and smart side view ORVMs with turn indicators.
Interiors- Ford Ecosport is going to carry a dynamic dashboard and its interiors are made up of high quality leather upholstery. The compact SUV will bear a well-designed instrument cluster, central locking, chrome gear shift knob, different inner door compartments, music system with AUX-IN and USB support, fordable rear seats and rear AC vents with climate control. On the other hand Maruti Ertiga offers plenty of space for the passengers, it bears a sporty and eye catching dash board along with that it has head rests for all seats, its 2nd and 3rd row has folding and sliding seats. The second row of Maruti Ertiga has AC with control. Moreover it also has premium quality upholstery on its seats.
Safety, comfort and convenience- The dynamic Ford Ecosport takes proper care of safety and comfort of the passengers, to protect them it has dual front airbags along with side curtain airbags, it will bear an Anti-lock braking system, to make the parking process easy and simple the compact SUV will have rear parking sensors. It may have an Electronic stability program and front and rear fog lamps. To the top it will possess a revolutionary system SYNC which will help the passengers in case of accidents. Maruti Ertiga bears advanced range of safety features like it has two airbags, engine immobilizer and high tensile roof, ABS with EBD, to make right balance between front and rear axle the upcoming SUV has brake assist.
Performance- Ford Ecosport’s petrol engine will produce peak power of 129PS with 170Nm top torque while the diesel engine will be able to produce maximum power 91PS and peak torque of 204Nm. It might have a 5 speed manual transmission or a 6 speed automatic transmission or probably have both. On the other hand petrol engine of Maruti Ertiga generates power of 95 PS at 6000 rpm with peak torque of 130Nm at 4000 rpm and the diesel engine is capable to give power of 90PS at 4000 rpm with peak torque of 200Nm at 1750 rpm.