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
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.
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.
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.
Also, read: Ford to stop production in India