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Ford introduces manual transmission, petrol top-end EcoSport

The new Titanium+ variant will be paired to Ford's latest three-cylinder 1.5 litre petrol engine and feature five-speed manual transmission, the company said in a statement.

Ford introduces manual transmission, petrol top-end EcoSport
The Ford EcoSport.

Ford India on Monday introduced a manual transmission version of top-end petrol variant of its compact SUV Ecosport priced at Rs 10.47 lakh (ex-showroom across India). The new Titanium+ variant will be paired to Ford’s latest three-cylinder 1.5 litre petrol engine and feature five-speed manual transmission, the company said in a statement.

The Titanium+ variant features bigger 17-inch alloy wheels and is equipped with six-airbags to ensure all around safety of occupants, it added. Commenting on the launch, Ford India Vice-President Marketing, Rahul Gautam said since the new Ford EcoSport was introduced, there have been demand from customers for a top-of-the-line Titanium+ petrol manual variant offering enhanced safety with six airbags.

“We are pleased to introduce this variant and offer a greater choice to our customers,” he added. Till recently, the petrol engine powered Titanium+ variant was offered only with a six-speed automatic transmission.