Though my own vote was for Grand i10 - because that car looked fantastic and perfect for the price and the segment it is launched in to me and it looks good too.
Keeping any kind of flattery aside, I always knew that Ecosport is gonna make it. It looks fantastic, is a hoot to drive and believe me guys - its like a hatch on steroids instead of a compact SUV when it comes to handling.
Why this car won't win, look at all this car offers: Small size:
Practicality of a hatch. Space:
Lower than an SUV but higher than a hatch, I hope no one will jeer at me if I say 'space and comfort of a sedan'. High GC and good boot space:
Utility of an SUV, though not like a full sized SUV - but still a lot of it. Price:
It gives every car from Swift DZire to XUV a run for their money. Performance:
Its quick by every standard, especially for the size and price it is being offered on. This car is safe:
I have one in my circle, the met with an accident(though minor) and occupants are safe. In fact now they swear on Ford saying "our next car will be a Ford". Ride and handling:
Ride quality of an SUV with handling of a hatch - typical Ford it is.
Err... I am an Alan Mulally fan and hence every new Ford looks good to me I guess!
I have read at a couple of places that Ford is this, Ford is that.. Those who want to know what has changed, read the book 'American Icon - Alan Mulally and a fight to save Ford Motor Company' or have a look at this, I am sure you will feel treated after spending an hour of your time: