Ford EcoSport No More On Sale In India – Have A Look At Its Top Five Alternatives

Ford has recently announced that it will restructure its India operations and the company will bring some of Ford’s iconic global vehicles and electrified SUVs to the country while ceasing vehicle manufacturing in India. This clearly means that locally-produced cars such as the Ford Figo, Aspire, Freestyle, EcoSport and Endeavour will be very soon discontinued in India. So, check out the Top Five Ford EcoSport Alternatives that you can consider buying right now.

Ford EcoSport Alternatives

Ford EcoSport Alternatives

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Ford EcoSport Alternatives

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is a popular sub-compact SUV and it is currently priced between Rs 7.61 lakhs – Rs 11.20 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi. The Vitara Brezza is a great alternative to the Ford EcoSport. The new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza draws power from a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. This NA petrol motor pumps out 105 PS of maximum power and 138 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox and also a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

Kia Sonet

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Kia Sonet is currently priced between Rs 6.87 lakhs – Rs 13.57 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi. The Kia Sonet is offered with a wide range of powertrain options. It gets a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that pumps out 83 PS of power and 114 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox only. It gets a powerful BS6 compliant 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine too. This BS6 turbo petrol mill pumps out 120 PS of maximum power and 172 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes paired to a 6-speed iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission).

The turbo petrol motor also gets a 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission). Finally, it gets a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine that pumps out 100 PS of power with 240 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Now, this same mill is available with a 6-speed torque-converter automatic transmission too but in a tuned avatar. The Sonet Diesel AT gets the same engine but churns out 115 PS of max. power and 250 Nm of peak torque.

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport Alternatives

Tata Nexon is currently priced in India between Rs 7.28 lakhs – Rs 13.23 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi. The Nexon is one of the safest cars in India and it draws power from a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that pumps out 120 PS of maximum power and 170 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AMT. It also gets a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine. The oil-burner pumps out 110 PS of maximum power and 260 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine too is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox and it gets a 6-speed AMT.

Hyundai Venue

Hyundai Venue suv in india priced under 10 lakhs

Hyundai Venue is currently priced in India between Rs 6.99 lakhs – Rs 11.85 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi. The Hyundai Venue gets the same engine and transmission options as the Kia Sonet. However, the Venue doesn’t get a diesel auto combo. It gets a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre NA petrol engine that pumps out 83 PS of power and 114 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a 5-speed MT. It gets a powerful BS6 compliant 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine too.

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This BS6 turbo petrol motor pumps out 120 PS of maximum power and 172 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a 6-speed iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) and it gets a 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission) too. Finally, it gets a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine that pumps out 100 PS of power with 240 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox only and there is no automatic transmission on offer.

Mahindra XUV 300

Mahindra XUV300 petrol automatic

Finally, the last alternative to the Ford EcoSport is the Mahindra XUV 300. The Mahindra XUV 300 is currently priced in India between Rs 7.95 lakhs – Rs 13.33 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi. The new XUV 300 draws power from a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that pumps out 110 PS of maximum power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed AMT. It also gets a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre diesel mill that pumps out 115 PS of maximum power and 300 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AMT.

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These were the top five Ford EcoSport Alternatives that you can consider buying right now. Which one among these will be your personal pick as a mobility solution? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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