Ford EcoSport: Dual airbags now standard across all variants

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The Ford EcoSport now comes with dual airbags as standard across all variants. The compact SUV earlier had them only on the Trend and above trim levels. After this feature addition, every car in Ford's Indian portfolio now comes with a driver airbag as standard.

Addition of airbags to the base Ambiente variant might also be a response to the Vitara Brezza, which comes with a standard driver airbag and an optional passenger airbag in the base LDi trim. There are no other changes made to the EcoSport's feature list. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) still come only with the Trend and above variants. Meanwhile, the range-topping Titanium AT and Titanium + variants continue to offer six airbags (front, side and curtain).

The EcoSport has managed to hold onto its over 3,000 units monthly sales mark, despite facing tough competition from the Maruti Vitara Brezza. With added safety, Ford appears to be aiming to pull a few more customers away from its Japanese competitor.

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