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Old 23rd April 2018, 17:28   #421
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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSport Facelift 1.5L Petrol : Official Review

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Yet another minor update coming soon ?
Sliding isn't sliding sliding, it's opening, their language is wrong.
You see, they say, sliding reveals the storage box.
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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSport Facelift 1.5L Petrol : Official Review

Hi Everyone,

I am not sure if the content in the below link will be of any help in case of Indian version of the Ford Ecosport. I came across this video on YouTube and thought of sharing it with you all. If it works for us then it would be really good.

Ford Ecosport Auto Lock ON / OFF:




I have not tried this yet, may be I will try this over the coming weekend.

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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSport Facelift 1.5L Petrol : Official Review

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Yet another minor update coming soon?
The umbrella holder is not mentioned in the review. Nor is is visible at the bottom of the rear door (at the edge of the door). Unless we assume the bottle holder is doubling up as an umbrella holder (see image 1 below)

However, there seems to be some space near the rear seat, though it is not clearly visible how deep that is. It would be interesting if the charging point sits next to the umbrella holder
(see bottom left corner of images 2 & 3 below)

Edit: Mods, I am not sure how to add comments directly before or after the images. please do the needful

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Sliding isn't sliding sliding, it's opening, their language is wrong.
You see, they say, sliding reveals the storage box.
That is either someone trying to act smart or being plain lazy (unless they have worked on resolving this topic extremely quickly):
- just a lame attempt at pulling wool over someone's eyes. Slide to open is what happens in the Nexon. The Ecosport arm rest only flips open; there is no slide.
- or, probably the sliding armrest text existed in the earlier version and someone was lazy enough not to reword it.
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Yet another minor update coming soon?
This is the Ford's US web site.

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Was wondering why did Ford replace a DCT (relatively new technology) with Old school Torque converter unit in Ecosport. Looks like Ford did run into problems with the DCT (aka Powershift transmission)

Happen to read this in NDTV today : https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/car-...onduct-1843282

Ecosport is also mentioned in the news. I believe the Ecosport was manufactured here in India and exported to Australia. So would FORD recall the ecosport here as well ?

Nevertheless the 2018 Ecosport doesn't have this concern and thats a good news.
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Some snaps of the new Fly audio system on Ecosport Titanium and Below.
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Some snaps of the new Fly audio system on Ecosport Titanium and Below.
Though UX looks and feels same as Sync but the hardware reeks of aftermarket look and feel.

Ford should have persisted with Sync on Titanium variant atleast if not Trend+. Big opportunity missed clearly by Ford.
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BHPians, I can confirm that TPMS and underseat storage, both missing in April 2018 Ecosport.
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Here is a picture of the Ecosportís larger head unit that I shot today:


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Sorry for the poor picture folks, was in a hurry to test drive the Freestyle.

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...And here is a video of the Fly audio system that I found on youtube:


It is slightly laggy, especially the GPS function.

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...And here is a video of the Fly audio system that I found on Youtube:
It is slightly laggy, especially the GPS function.
Thanks for sharing this. IMPO seriously SYNC3 is far far superior than this new touchscreen in terms of look, feel and response. Android Auto and Apple Car Play are great plus. A car with price tag of Titanium variant definitely doesn't deserve this, and should get SYNC3!

Any idea what offline maps are used in this new software and does the touch screen has a slot for SD card to update the maps in future?

Frankly not very impressed with this new touchscreen variant, and i wonder whether 9 inch display will be little protruding than what we already have in 8 inch screens.

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https://www.cartoq.com/new-ford-ecos...-burst-4-dead/

A new EcoSport Titanium (not sure if that was a Titanium + variant) rammed into a truck. Four lives were lost in that unfortunate accident. May their souls rest in peace.

If that was a Titanium + variant with those 17 inch wheels causing the horrid accident then it is very sad and equally important for every owner to be super careful while doing high speeds. Obviously, there could be other reasons behind tyre burst in this accident - incorrect tyre pressure/high temperature etc. Whatever the reason was, it is really heart breaking.

Drive safe, folks.
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If that was a Titanium + variant with those 17 inch wheels causing the horrid accident then it is very sad and equally important for every owner to be super careful while doing high speeds. Obviously, there could be other reasons behind tyre burst in this accident - incorrect tyre pressure/high temperature etc. Whatever the reason was, it is really heart breaking.

Drive safe, folks.
If you closely observe the rims of the Ecosport, you will see that they are the ones offered on the Titanium version(not plus).

Which means that the main cause of the accident is not the 17 inch wheels in the titanium plus but could possibly be a tire burst in the tyre of the titanium version of this particular car.
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If you closely observe the rims of the Ecosport, you will see that they are the ones offered on the Titanium version(not plus).



Which means that the main cause of the accident is not the 17 inch wheels in the titanium plus but could possibly be a tire burst in the tyre of the titanium version of this particular car.

I have travelled quite a bit on the Andhra and Telangana highways and I definitely know that the heat and the ensuing temperature that the tyres have to withstand is extremely high. While we cannot comment as to what exactly could have happened in this unfortunate case, but the heat especially on these tar roads could have had a role to play. I also doubt if systems like TPMS can help drivers in cases like these - once really can't predict if a 28 Psi tyre will have a higher/lower probability to encounter such fatality vis a vis say a 30 psi tyre.
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I also doubt if systems like TPMS can help drivers in cases like these - once really can't predict if a 28 Psi tyre will have a higher/lower probability to encounter such fatality vis a vis say a 30 psi tyre.
The TPMS would be effective, if we pay attention and have it on the MID (that's what I do).

TPMS would show you the pressure at that point. If you see something near about 40, it's better to get down and have a check and reduce presaure.
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