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2021 Ford EcoSport SE Review

The Ford EcoSport SE is right here! Along with being a brand new variant, the SE provides a miss to the tail-gate mounted spare wheel. So does the brand new design work? Or is it too radical? We inform you all concerning the new Ford EcoSport SE variant.

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Prices for the 2021 Ford EcoSport SE begin at Rs. 10.49 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Ford teased the ‘SE’ variant of the EcoSport in a slightly filmy method, on its social media accounts. And you’ll have guessed that the SE variant ditches the tailgate mounted spare wheel. The concept is to generate some buzz with a brand new variant because the EcoSport has gotten lost within the swarm of subcompact SUVs that has taken over the Indian automotive market. The enjoyable reality right here is that Ford has been manufacturing the SE version in India for some time now, for abroad market after all. But that is the primary time that the company will truly launch the SE variant in India. To present you the way stark, or not, the distinction is, we’ve each the S and the SE variants of the automotive collectively.

Also Read: 2021 Ford EcoSport Launched In India

Also Read: 2021 Ford EcoSport SE Launched In India



(The Ford EcoSport SE doesn’t get a spare wheel on the rear. And the design does develop on you, however we nonetheless desire the spare wheel mounted on the rear)

That’s proper! No spare wheel on the rear on the SE variant of the EcoSport. The redesigned rear part would not look unhealthy any stretch of creativeness, however, it takes a while getting used to. After all, we’ve been seeing the EcoSport with a rear wheel for nearly a decade now. Ford says that the choice to launch the EcoSport with out the spare wheel mounted on the tailgate was so as to add to the enchantment of the SUV, which is an ageing mannequin, little question. The company says it additionally included buyer suggestions within the design, which was on comparable strains. So, on the rear, you might have a tailgate mounted quantity plate holder and a fake skid plate on the rear bumper. The tailgate itself remains to be the identical unit as earlier than and opens to at least one aspect and never upwards, like in most different automobiles.



(The EcoSport SE will get tubeless tyres, puncture restore equipment and tyre stress monitoring system. This signifies that Ford is exempt from offering a spare wheel within the EcoSport SE)

Another enjoyable reality! The EcoSport doesn’t get any spare wheel now. What it does get is tyre stress monitoring system, tubeless tyres and a puncture restore equipment. And that is as a result of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) had introduced an modification to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) in July 2020 that autos within the M1 class, which embody all passenger autos with seating capability of as much as 9 occupants will be exempted from offering a spare wheel if the automotive has TPMS, tubeless tyres and a puncture restore equipment.

Tech and Safety


(The EcoSport SE will get the identical options as on the S variant. These embody a 9-inch touchscreen with smartphone connectivity, sunroof and 6 airbags)

As for options, the brand new Ford EcoSport SE will get a sunroof, computerized HID headlights with LED DRLs, six airbags, a 9-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation and Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system too. The distinction between the ‘S’ trim and the ‘SE’ trims of EcoSport is that the SE variants miss out on leather-based seats, blacked out distinction roof and the Ford ‘MyKey’, which is a part of the usual tools on the S trim. Rest, all different options keep the identical because the ‘S’ variant.

Performance and Dynamics


(We drove the EcoSport with the 1.5-litre petrol engine and a guide gearbox. The drive expertise stays the identical as earlier than)

The 2021 EcoSport SE continues to be provided with both 1.5 litre petrol or a 1.5 litre diesel engine. Like earlier than, Ford gives a 5-speed guide and a 6-speed computerized on the petrol variants and only a 5-speed guide on the diesel variants. There are hardly any adjustments to the best way the EcoSport drives. We have the top-spec variant with the petrol engine and a 5-speed guide gearbox. The engine continues to be a peppy, enjoyable motor which might deal with a little bit of spirited driving. The backside finish gives sufficient grunt to get going, choosing up from gradual speeds and the mid-range gives that punch too.


(The EcoSport continues to be a good dealing with automotive, with supple suspension)

The EcoSport continues to be a candy dealing with automotive, with first rate suggestions from the steering. The experience high quality is supple, the identical because it was all the time. Despite its age, the EcoSport continues to be a great choice for small households and does effectively within the metropolis and on highways.

Specifications EcoSport 1.5 Petrol EcoSport 1.5 Diesel
Displacement 1,496 cc 1,498 cc
Max Output 120.7 bhp at 6,500 rpm 99 bhp at 3,750 rpm
Peak Torque 149 Nm at 4,500 rpm 215 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm
Transmission 5-Speed MT/6-speed AT 5-speed MT
Claimed Mileage 15.9 kmpl/14.7 kmpl 21.7 kmpl

Pricing and Verdict


(The spare wheel on the rear is missed on this profile shot! Yes, we desire the EcoSport with the spare wheel)


The EcoSport SE variant slots in between the Titanium and the top-spec ‘S’ fashions and the petrol variant is priced at ₹ 10.49 lakh whereas the diesel mannequin is priced at ₹ 10.99 lakh. The costs of the Titanium trim and S trim vary from ₹ 9.79 lakh and go as much as ₹ 11.49 lakh. Having spent a while with the brand new EcoSport one can say that the spare wheel on the rear gives that butch ‘SUV’ look and has all the time set the EcoSport aside from the remainder of the pack. Take that away and you’re taking the id away of the automotive! And a spare wheel too. And whereas the look of the EcoSport with out the spare wheel might develop on you, we nonetheless desire the old-school look!

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