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Rumour: Ford EcoSport Titanium S to get 1.0L EcoBoost engine

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Earlier this week, we had shared images of the upcoming Titanium S variant of the Ford EcoSport. Now, according to a media report, Ford will offer the 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine on this variant. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. Dealerships are reportedly accepting bookings for a token amount of Rs. 30,000, while the launch is scheduled for May 2018.

Ford stopped offering the 1.0-litre, EcoBoost engine on the EcoSport ever since the facelift was launched in November 2017. In the old EcoSport, the 3-cylinder, turbocharged petrol unit produced 123 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 170 Nm of torque @ 1,400 rpm. In addition to the EcoBoost engine, the Titanium S variant will reportedly have a stiffer suspension setup and a quicker steering rack compared to the standard EcoSport. The Titanium S variant is expected to get the 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel as well. This engine makes 99 BHP @ 3,750 rpm and 205 Nm @ 1,750-3,250 rpm. The diesel variant is likely to get a 5-speed manual transmission.

Ford is also gearing up to launch the EcoSport Signature Edition in India. Reports suggest that the Signature Edition will be based on the Titanium+ variant and will be offered with the 1.5-litre Dragon Series petrol engine and the 1.5-litre diesel. This variant is also expected to be launched in May 2018.

Both the Titanium S and Signature Edition will be positioned at the top of the EcoSport range. According to spy images, both variants get updated exteriors and 17-inch alloy wheels. 

Source: Autocar India

 
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