Originally Posted by adivik
I really like the looks, some reports of 1.5 3cyl Engine coming to India, but I guess it must be detuned cause the Brazil website says it gives 13.1 per liter in the Ethonol fuel used in Brazil which should translate to 15Km petrol. With Ethonol it produces 159nm torque at 4500 rpm, with Gasoline(petrol) it produces 153nm torque at 4500 rpm, 137hp with Ethanol and 130 HP with Petrol at 6500 rpm. I guess for India launch it should be able to give atleast 17-18 Km in standard test conditions.
Here are english translated reviews of Ecosport 1.5 Petrol AT
Test: new EcoSport improves little with 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine
Indian engine responds best at low revs and works well with new automatic gearbox
In common, SE and Freestyle bring the new engine 1.5 12v three-cylinder Dragon family. It is unprecedented, designed for emerging markets as a more alternative to EcoBoost 1.0 complex, used in Europe, which uses turbocharger and direct injection to generate 125 hp and 17.3 mkgf of torque.
The 1.5 TiVCT not have any of that . Delivers more power but less torque. It's 137 hp and 16.2 mkgf. It is 91.5 cv / liter, the highest specific power between the aspirated engines sold in the country.
New 1.5 TiVCT three-cylinder is imported from India, but will soon be nationalized .
Imported from India at the outset, it has variable valve control on the intake and exhaust valves (varying only the opening time without changing the flow), such as the 1.6 four-cylinder 131 hp and 16.1 mkgf of torque that replaces .
But it goes further: it also features individual ignition coils, integrated manifold intake manifold, variable oil pump, centralized combustion chamber candles (to enhance firing) and decentralized crankshaft (10mm), which reduces friction during The rise of the pistons against the walls of the cylinders - click here to know more about it.
Freestyle version has 16 "rim wheels and unpainted door handles (Disclosure / Ford)
Ford offers a five-speed manual transmission, but the EcoSport Freestyle we tested was equipped with the new six-speed automatic transmission. It is the 6F15, a variant sized for less torque of the same Fusion gearbox. It replaces the automated dual-clutch Powershift.
The marriage between the two is good. Actually even better than with the larger engine. The Echo has agile outputs and quick responses to the accelerator pedal. The gears were staggered to take advantage of the torque and power of the new engine.
Freestyle version has all black interior (Disclosure / Ford)
But reductions by kickdown raise the engine spin enough to show how the new engine can look rough and noisy. Above 3,500 rpm, neither the reinforced sound insulation can shield the cabin from the noise generated by the three-cylinder engine. The old 1.6 did not have the same strength at low revs, but it was softer.
On the test track, the new 1.5 had a near technical draw with the 1.6 tested almost two years ago. It is worth stressing that both were on the track with 7,000 km rolled.
EcoSport Freestyle 1.6 4 cyl. Powershift
EcoSport Freestyle 1.5 3 cyl. AT6
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h 12.6 s 12.6 s
Acceleration from 0 to 1,000 m 34.3 s - 150.6 km / h 34.6 s - 145.6 km / h
Return of 40 to 80 km / h (in D) 5.5 s 5.7 sec
Retraction of 60 to 100 km / h (in D) 7.2 s 7.3 sec
Retake from 80 to 120 km / h (in D) 9.8 sec 10.2 s
Braking of 60/80/120 km / ha 0 16.7 / 29.9 / 69.2 m 17 / 28.6 / 66 m
Urban consumption 11,1 km / l 10,6 km / l
Road consumption 14.2 km 14.6 km / l
Internal noise (neutral / maximum RPM) 40.8 / 73.5 dBA 41.9 / 64.9 dBA
Engine speed at 100 km / h in 5th gear 2,500 rpm 2,200 rpm
Steering wheel 2.8 turns 2,5 laps
The 1.6 engine takes little advantage in performance. In urban consumption, the Eco 1.5 registered consumption 0.5 km / l higher. On the other hand, the new configuration takes advantage of road consumption - the engine speed at 100 km / h is lower, which helps explain the brand.
Compared to the competition, performance and fuel consumption figures are very close to direct rivals such as the Hyundai Crete 1.6 and Nissan Kicks, and significantly better than the Renault Duster - read the comparison between them in the August edition of FOUR WHEELS .
Back seat is bigger, but legroom has not grown (Disclosure / Ford)
Ford says it has reworked the sound insulation and brake system. If the braking has improved markedly, the same can not be said about the internal noise: only improvement was noticed when the car stopped.
The new 1.5 did not bring as much breath to the Ford EcoSport as the 2.0 engine with direct injection. On the other hand, there are more palpable improvements in the interior, such as the large comfortable seats and the rubberized panel.
Ford EcoSport Titanium 2018
The dashboard and steering wheel are the same as the Focus, but in Eco there are butterflies behind the wheel (Release / Ford)
The electrical steering and suspension assembly received special attention from the engineering department. Now, the EcoSport offers the drive-by car dynamics, with precise steering and balanced body responses. This, even with the highest driving position of the segment.
Data sheet - Ford EcoSport Freestyle 1.5 AT6
Price: R $ 86,490
Engine: flex, front, transverse, 3 cylinders, aspirated, 12V, 1,498 cm3, 137 hp, 16,2 mkgf with ethanol; 130 hp, 15.6 mkgf with gasoline
Gearbox: automatic, 6-speed, front-wheel drive
Suspension: McPherson at the front and torsion axle at the rear
Brakes: ventilated discs, drum (rear)
Wheels and tires: 205/60 R17 (front / rear)
Dimensions: length, 426.9 cm; Width, 176.5 cm; Height, 169.3 cm; Between-axles, 251.9 cm; Weight, 1.359 kg; tank; 52 1; Trunks, 356 l