Of late, Indians are showing great interest in travelling across the country in their own vehicles. While it was very costly and difficult to travel around the country in the earlier days, an increase in the disposable incomes and availability of good cars, better roads and other infrastructural facilities like fuel pumps, motels, better connectivity and the like have encouraged people to go on various kinds of trips across the country. Furthermore, more and more families are travelling together these days. In addition, many groups of friends also travel together to various destinations on weekends.
All this has been made possible due to the availability of cars that suit the needs of these travellers. For a comfortable journey, the car should be spacious enough to accommodate the travellers and their luggage. Generally, a group of five is considered ideal for a trip and hence a five seater car with enough luggage space is the most favourable car for such endeavors. Although there are many types of five seater cars, the SUVs are considered the best option for long distance travel, thanks to their powerful engines and spacious interiors.
Among the available choices, the Ford EcoSport is considered as the best SUV for travelling in India. Let us examine why.
Firstly, EcoSport is a compact SUV, which offers the features of SUV along with comfort of a sedan. Secondly, it has been styled so uniquely that it grabs instant attention of the onlooker. Furthermore, the EcoSport is more appealing to youngsters and family buyers because it is not as muscular and burly looking as a full-fledged SUV. EcoSport comes with sharp looking headlamps, large front grill with neatly integrated Ford logo, which offers the car a desirable appeal and style. It comes with a ground clearance of 200 mm, which is very handy while riding on the potholed roads of India. Its 16-inch wheels also add to its overall appeal.
Ford EcoSport comes with a host of safety features like driver airbag, passenger airbag, side and curtain airbags, configurable speed alarm, anti-lock braking system with electronic stability control (ESC) and electronic brake assist (EBA) combined with traction control system. It also offers electric power assist steering, rear parking sensors, auto door unlock on crash, emergency break hazard warning, driver seat belt reminder system, child seat fitting points, and remote controlled central locking system and many more.
Ford Eco Sport comes in three engine options – 1.0 liter ecoboost petrol engine, 1.5 liter TDCi diesel engine and 1.5 liter petrol engine. Priced between INR 6 lakh and 10 lakh, Ford EcoSport is considered the best SUV for traveling in India, whose cities have meddling bikers and auto rickshaws, and busted drain lines.