First impressions of MG ZS SUV – Ford EcoSport’s global rival

During our recent visit to the Silverstone race track for the #MGLive2018 event, we managed to get our hands on the much awaited and highly speculative (for India) MG ZS SUV. The quick drive lasted about ten minutes as we drove around the outer periphery of the racing circuit but later, I had more than ample time to spend with this compact SUV. So while there have been lot of speculation about this being the first offering from MG for India, the recent update is that we will get a…

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New Ford EcoSport S review: More than just a makeover

HIGHLIGHTS The Ford EcoSport S gets sportier exterior elements Interior also gets orange accents and new features Re-introduces the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine to the EcoSport EcoSport S does look more aggressive compared to its Titanium+ trim CHENNAI: The SUV segment is one of the hottest categories in the Indian auto market these days. And that’s perhaps why manufacturers are trying to lure more buyers with affordable compact SUV offerings with some extra bells and whistles thrown in. One such offering is the new top-spec variant of the Ford EcoSport, christened…

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Ford EcoSport Detailed Expert Review

The Ford EcoSport in this updated avatar is just a few months old and in that time, it has been surfing all the right waves to keep the excitement levels high. But wanting to up the ante further, Ford has now introduced an EcoSport S as part of the range. There’s some visual upgrades inside and outside and under the hood besides two power plant options. The diesel is the familiar 1.5-litre TDCi unit while the other one is the 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine which finally makes a comeback for this iteration…

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2018 Ford Freestyle vs Maruti Ignis comparison

You’ll have to agree that the Ignis stands out in the Maruti Suzuki universe. It’s unique for its combination of tall-boy dimensions and a crossover-like stance. Sure, its looks will polarise opinions, but for buyers seeking a certain degree of individuality, the Ignis does a great job. Ford’s new Freestyle gets crossover-like styling cues, a raised and retuned suspension and a premium kit that adds a lot of flavour. Is the Freestyle the better cross-hatch, though? We’ve got the diesel versions of the two models and compared out findings. Dimensions…

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Ford EcoSport Titanium S & Signature edition revealed in pictures before launch

Ford will soon launch two new variants of the EcoSport in the market. The new vehicles will be launched on the 14th of May in the Indian market. The latest pictures of both the upcoming variants of the Ford EcoSport show the cars parked at a dealership stockyard. Ford will launch both the vehicles together in the market to further push the EcoSport’s popularity in the segment. The Ford EcoSport Titanium S will be the most expensive variant in the line-up. It will get standard 17-inch alloy wheels, an electric…

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India’s top 5 exported cars: Ford EcoSport, Chevy Beat, Volkswagen Vento & more

The Ford EcoSport is India’s most exported car. Ford India exported 90,599 units of the EcoSport in the past 12 months, between April 2017 and March 2018. In the preceding year, Ford exported 79,539 units of the EcoSport, which means that the exports of the compact SUV have grown by nearly 15 %. The high number of EcoSports exported has allowed Ford to become India’s top exporter, beating other automakers such as Nissan, Volkswagen and Hyundai in the process. Ford manufactures the EcoSport at its Chennai factory. The sub-4 meter…

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2018 Hyundai i20 Active Facelift launched in India; Much pricier than Ford Freestyle

Hyundai has just launched the facelifted i20 Active in India. Prices start from Rs. 6.99 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, making it a lot more costlier than the recently launched Ford Freestyle. The top-end trim is priced at Rs. 10 lakhs. The Figo-based Freestyle is India’s lowest priced hatchback-based crossover, which starts from Rs. 5.09 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. The i20 Active Facelift gets minor changes – a contrast paint scheme for the roof, revised alloy wheels, a refreshed center console and a new pattern for the seat upholstery. These changes apart, the…

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Ford EcoSport compact SUV vs Freestyle hatchback-based crossover: Who should buy what?

Ford recently launched the all-new Freestyle hatchback-based crossover, in India. The Freestyle was launched considering the rising popularity of SUVs in the Indian market, and this entry-level hatchback-based crossover is likely to attract a lot of customers. Even though there is quite a price difference between the Freestyle and the EcoSport, many prospective customers are likely to take a look at both the vehicles in Ford showrooms while making a buying decision. If you’re one such customer facing a hard time deciding between the two, we try to simplify the…

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Ford Freestyle launch delayed; 5 main changes compared to the Figo

Ford India will launch the Freestyle hatchback-based crossover not on the 18th of April but on the 26th of April, 2018. This information comes straight from a Ford dealer. The Ford Freestyle is based on the Figo hatchback but gets a range of changes that will make it costlier than the Figo. We expect the Freestyle to be priced about Rs. 50,000 higher than the Figo. Here are five major changes on the Freestyle compared to the Figo. 1. Added safety. The Freestyle will get airbags and ABS as standard…

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Ford Freestyle launch date and variant details REVEALED

Ford India is all set to launch the Freestyle hatchback-based crossover on the 18th of April, 2018. With days to go for the launch, Ford dealers have already started accepting bookings for the brand new car that’s based on the Figo’s KA platform. The Freestyle, in essence, is a butch version of the Figo with muscular styling elements and higher ground clearance. The car will be available in four variants: Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium+. It’s likely to carry a price tag of about Rs 6 lakhs, which makes it…

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