Ford has stated that it will reorganize its India business, bringing some of the company’s most famous global cars and electric SUVs to the nation while discontinuing vehicle production in the country. This implies that locally made automobiles like the Ford Figo, Aspire, Freestyle, EcoSport, and Endeavour would be phased out of the Indian market very soon.
After years of losses, Ford decided to leave India. In India, the value and utility-oriented automobile market simply chose cheaper cars over Ford’s high-end vehicles. To save money, the firm attempted to form partnerships with local automakers. However, following a failed relationship with Mahindra, the firm chose to abandon India. So have a look at some Ford EcoSport Alternatives you can buy right now.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is a popular subcompact SUV with prices ranging from Rs 7.61 lakhs to Rs 11.20 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. The Vitara Brezza is a fantastic substitute for the Ford EcoSport The new Vitara Brezza is powered by a 1.5-litre natural petrol engine complying with the BS6. The maximum power and peak torque of this NA petrol engine is 105 PS and 138 Nm, respectively. A 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission are also available with the engine.
Ex-showroom Delhi, the Kia Sonet has presently priced between Rs 6.87 lakhs and Rs 13.57 lakhs. The Kia Sonet is available in a variety of engine configurations. It comes with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 83 PS and 114 Nm of peak torque and is BS6 compliant. The engine is exclusively mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It also comes with a strong 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that complies with BS6 producing 120 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed iMT transmission (Intelligent Manual Transmission).
A 7-speed DCT is also available for the turbo petrol engine (dual-clutch transmission). Finally, a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine with 100 PS and 240 Nm of torque is installed. A 6-speed manual gearbox is added to the engine. This engine is now available in a tuned version with a 6-speed torque-converter automatic transmission which produces 115 PS of maximum power and 250 Nm of peak torque.
Ex-showroom Delhi, the Tata Nexon is presently priced between Rs 7.28 lakhs and Rs 13.23 lakhs in India. The Nexon is one of India’s safest vehicles, with a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that produces 120 PS of maximum power and 170 Nm of peak torque. A 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine that complies with BS6 is also included. The oil-burner generates 260 Nm of peak torque and 110 PS of maximum power. Both engines are coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed AMT.
Ex-showroom Delhi, the Hyundai Venue is presently priced between Rs 6.99 lakhs and Rs 11.85 lakhs in India. The Hyundai Venue and the Kia Sonet both have the same engine and gearbox choices. The Venue, on the other hand, does not come with a diesel auto. It comes with a 1.2-litre NA petrol engine that produces 83 PS and 114 Nm of peak torque and complies with BS6 regulations. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It also comes with a strong 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that complies with BS6.
This BS6 turbo petrol engine produces 120 horsepower and 172 Nm of peak torque. It comes with a 6-speed iMT (Intelligent Manual Gearbox) and a 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission). Finally, a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine with 100 PS and 240 Nm of torque is installed. The engine is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission; no automatic transmission is available.
Mahindra XUV 300
Finally, the Mahindra XUV 300 is a viable alternative to the Ford EcoSport. Ex-showroom Delhi, the Mahindra XUV 300 is presently priced between Rs 7.95 lakhs and Rs 13.33 lakhs in India. A BS6 compliant 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine produces 110 PS of maximum power and 200 Nm of peak torque in the new XUV 300. The engine is combined with a manual six-speed gearbox and a 6-speed AMT. It also comes with a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 115 PS and 300 Nm of peak torque.
In December 2020, Nissan released the Magnite, their smallest crossover SUV in India. This SUV is available in four different models, each with its own set of amenities. It comes with two petrol engines and two gearbox options. There are four dual-tone and four single-color paint options for the Magnite. A JBL sound system, a wireless charging pad, an air purifier, and three additional features are available as an optional Tech Pack.
On February 15, 2021, Renault India introduced the Kiger in India. Radiant Red, Caspian Blue, Ice Cool White, Moonlight Grey, Planet Grey, and Mahogany Brown are among the six exterior colors offered across four trim levels: RXE, RXL, RXT, and RXZ.
LED headlights, LED DRLs, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, muscular wheel arches and body cladding, silver roof rails, LED taillights, and an integrated spoiler are among the exterior features of the 2021 Renault Kiger.
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