Ford Ecosport SE Limited Edition!

Ford Ecosport SE Limited Edition!

by admin | February 21, 2021

Ford Ecosport SE India

Ford India is soon to launch a new updated top spec variant of its best selling Ecosport compact SUV. This new variant will be called the Signature Edition and will get some significant changes on the exterior and interior.


The new Ecosport SE will not be available with the tailgate mounted spare wheel as standard. Just like the globally sold Ecosport, the Indian SE Variant will also let go of the tailgate mounted spare wheel and instead, will have the number plate on the tail gate. The rear bumper also gets a larger skid plate design. The reverse camera will be mounted in the number plate housing on the tailgate now.

According to the Ministry of road transport and highways, it is not necessary for vehicles weighing under 3.5 tonnes and equipped with tubeless tyres with Tyre pressure monitoring system to have spare tyre. Hence, the tailgate mounted spare tire will be available as a paid option on this Signature Edition variant. As standard, this new variant is not likely to receive a spare wheel and instead it will get a puncture repair kit.

At the front though, the Ford Ecosport SE will remain exactly the same without any changes.


On the inside, this new Ford Ecosport Signature Edition will get some new features and significant updates. This new Variant will get Tyre pressure monitoring system integrated into the brand new 12.3” touchscreen system expected to be launched exclusively on this variant. This new super-large touchscreen will also get Android auto and Apple carplay compatibility along with the existing Ford Pass connected car features. The centre console too will be significantly different on this updated top spec variant.

All the other features including Auto headlamps and wipers, Cruise control, Electric sunroof, Auto Climate control and keyless access will be carried forward from the existing variants.


The Ford Ecosport will continue to retain the very same 1.5L Petrol and Diesel engine options with a 5 speed Manual transmission as standard. At present, only the Titanium plus petrol is available with a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox. This gearbox is also likely to be available on the new Signature Edition variant as well.

At present the Ford Ecosport ranges from Rs.7.99L to Rs.11.19L (ex showroom) for the petrol range and Rs.8.69L to Rs.11.49L (ex showroom) for the Diesel range.

Stay tuned for further updates on the new Ford Ecosport Signature Edition.

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    Hyundai is readying a brand new super-compact, micro SUV/crossover based on the Grand i10 Nios platform. Going by the latest spy images from abroad, this new micro SUV, codenamed the Hyundai AX1 is likely to feature quirky and unique styling with headlamps positioned lower on the front bumper and the LED DRLs with turn indicators mounted on top.



    The overall profile is quite upright with a steeply raked windshield and a boxy silhouette. The rear door handles are likely to be positioned on the C-pillars and the new car is expected to feature 16” alloy wheels.


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    The top-spec variants are expected to feature projector headlamps, touchscreen system, automatic climate control and smart key access with push-button start.


    The new Hyundai AX1 could be powered either by the 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine from the Santro or the 1.2L Kappa petrol from the Grand i10 Nios. The 1.0L turbocharged petrol unit from the Nios/Aura Turbo can also be expected. Transmission options could include a 5 speed Manual as standard with the 1.2L petrol receiving a CVT automatic too.

    The Hyundai AX1 is being developed for India along with other South-East Asian markets. In India, the new micro SUV could compete with the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, the upcoming Tata HBX and the Mahindra KUV100.

    Tata Motors have revealed their flagship Safari 7-seat SUV on the 26th January 2021. The new Safari will be available in 6 variants in total.

    The Variants include:

    XE, XM, XT, XT+, XZ, XZ+

    The new gen Safari is essentially the 7 seat extended version of the Harrier 5 seat SUV based on the Land Rover derived OMEGA arc platform. Earlier this SUV was named the Buzzard at the Geneva auto expo, which was then changed to Gravitas for the Delhi auto expo last year. Now, Tata motors has finalized that it will be the successor to legendary


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    and iconic Safari SUV.

    Based on the Harrier, the Safari will be around 60mm longer than the Harrier to accommodate the extra 2 seats while also being taller to provide better headroom for the 3rd row. Except for the larger dimensions and extra seats, the Safari is largely similar to the 5-seat Harrier. However, the front grille gets a slightly different treatment, featuring the signature Tri-arrow pattern finished in Chrome.

    The tailgate is more upright, giving the Safari a more boxy appearance and the SUV will also feature long functional roof rails for lifestyle utility. The top spec variants will receive 18” dual tone alloy wheels with the design similar to the Harrier's whereas the lower spec variants will carry forward the exact same 16” Steel wheels seen on the Harrier’s lower variants. The higher variants are also offered with a Panoramic sunroof.

    The new Safari will be available with 7 seats as standard while only the XZ and XZ+ will be optional with a 6 seat configuration.

    Here’s a detailed walkthrough on the features available on the different Variants:


    Projector headlamps

    Functional roof rails (75kg load bearing)

    Halogen bi-functional DRLs

    Central locking

    All-black interior

    Telescopic steering wheel

    Front center armrest with cooled storage

    Power windows

    Manual Aircon

    Rear AC vents

    Digital MID

    60:40 split 2nd row seats

    Boss mode 2nd row

    50:50 split 3rd row

    16” Steel rims

    Standard safety features include:

    Dual airbags

    Pretensioner seatbelts

    All wheel disc brakes

    ABS with EBD

    Corner stability control

    ESP with traction control

    Hill hold control

    Roll over mitigation

    Hydraulic brake assist

    Electronic brake prefill

    Brake disc wiping

    Engine drag torque control

    ISOFIX child seat mounts

    Reverse sensors

    Engine immobilizer

    Perimetric alarm


    Front fog lamps

    Rear wiper/washer and defogger

    Electrically adjustable ORVMs

    Driver seat height adjust

    7” touchscreen system

    Reverse assist display

    6 speakers from Harman

    Steering mounted audio controls

    Rear armrest

    Remote central locking

    Multi drive modes : City, Eco and Sport


    18” single tone alloys

    Soft touch dash top

    Dual tone interior

    Reverse camera

    Android Auto & Apple carplay

    IRA connect features

    What 3 words

    Smart key access

    Push button start

    Power folding ORVMs

    Cruise control

    Auto climate control

    Auto Headlamps & wipers

    Mood lighting

    Auto dimming IRVM

    Tyre pressure monitoring system


    Panoramic sunroof


    Dual tone machined 18” alloys

    Xenon projector headlamps

    Oyster white Leather upholstery

    Leather wrap steering and gear lever

    7” semi digital instrument cluster

    8.8” touchscreen system

    9 speakers from JBL with subwoofer

    6 way Powered driver seat

    Driver lumbar adjust

    Terrain response modes (Wet and rough modes)

    Additional safety features include:

    6 Airbags

    Hill descent control


    Panoramic sunroof


           The Safari, just like the Harrier will be available with a diesel engine mated to a 6 speed manual transmission as standard. A 6 speed torque converter automatic transmission will be available only on the XMA, XZA and XZA+ variants. The 2L Kryotec turbo diesel produces 170PS Power and 350NM torque. From the XM variant onwards, the Safari will be available with three drive modes; Eco, City and Sport.

    Launch & price:

            The new Safari is expected to be priced from ?15L to ?20L for the Manual variants and ?17.5L to ?21L for the Automatic variants. Bookings for the new Safari will commence from the 4th of February onwards and when launched, Tata’s new flagship SUV will compete against the likes of the MG Hector plus and the next generation Mahindra XUV500.

    Stay tuned for further updates on the pricing.


    The Indian automobile industry sees growth continuously during this festive season. Sales have been increasing month on month and year on year significantly. Some key highlights of this growth are as follows:

    • Tata motors see stupendous growth “Year on Year”, In the month of October, it had a “Year over Year” growth of 79.2%.

    • Kia Motors has been on a solid sales growth thanks to the huge success of Seltos & the Sonet.

    • Maruti Suzuki, India's largest car manufacturer has seen a modest 17.6% increase in sales over last year.

    • Hyundai India’s numbers have increased by 13.2%.

    • On the other hand, Nissan & Volkswagen have


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      seen the most decline in sales due to very few models and low dealer network. The Nissan Magnite will be the make or break product for Nissan.

    • The largest “Month on Month” growth is seen by Toyota. Sales have improved by 52.5% over the last month.

    • Ford, Renault, and Mahindra have their growth figures at 22.9%, 25%, and 26.8% respectively, on the “Month over month” basis.


    Market share:

    Tata Motors is the only company to show significant growth again with a market share gain of 2.4%, followed by Kia 1.8 %.

    On the other hand, the Highest month on month share gain has been for Mahindra & Honda.