Cars nowadays come with the best of options and there is plenty of choice in each segment. Most of these cars are equipped with the best comfort and safety features. However when it comes to driving at night, there are very few cars which will meet the required conditions. The best 5 seater car which is equally competent to drive at night as well, seem to be the Ecosport from Ford Motors. We should be indeed grateful to Ford for bringing out such a marvellous car here.
Ford Ecosport not only looks stylish and sporty, the car gives out a distinct glow at night. The basic necessity of night travel is high density lights which are also provided in this SUV. Ecosport has ultra-modern H4 night braker bulbs fitted on the hexagonal grille. This headlight cluster is powered by strong halogen lamps. The round shaped fog lamps also do their duty very well. There is also a LED park lights in the high end Titanium trims which are very useful while travelling at night. LEDs or light emitting diodes are more energy efficient and also last longer than the usual park light bulbs.Another worthy feature is the Day and Night Mirror, which is designed to reduce glare back into the driver’s eyes, when driving at night. This is particularly useful when the person driving directly behind isn’t very polite with headlight usage. The sleek tail lamp cluster also provides fine light in all conditions.Like most other Ford cars, Ecosport also has an all-black interior theme with silver inserts. The nicely laid out dash gets all the more beautiful when it is all lit up in the dark. There are rear reading lamps as well in addition to the cabin lights.
It is available in three engine options – 1.5 litre and 1.0 litre Ecoboost petrol engines and a 1.5 litre oil burner diesel engine. The best and in-demand 1.5-litre DV5 diesel engine produces a maximum power of 89 bhp at 3750 rpm and a torque of 204 Nm at 2000-2750rpm.
Comfort features include keyless entry, Ford SYNC driver connect system, good quality audio system with lots of controls, reverse parking system with audio and visual feedback, advanced climate control and a centrally mounted LCD screen with SYNC controls and many more. Safety features include central lock system, anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic stability program (ESP), electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) with Hill Launch Assist and rear parking sensors.
The many variants of Ford Ecosport are available in Mars Red, Diamond White, Kinetic Blue, Moondust Silver, Chill Metallic, Panther Black and Sea Grey colours at a starting price of just Rs 6.3 lakhs.