Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Ford EcoSport SUV Landed on Indian Soil, Launching Soon!

This is probably for the first time that a Ford EcoSport SUV with a Maharashtra state license plate has been spotted. Ford India is scheduled to launch the EcoSport in the country soon. Once launched it will compete with Renault Duster. Ford EcoSport SUVs are a common site in Chennai, where the Ford India plant is located. It is here that the EcoSport with EcoBoost 1.0L engine will be manufactured and sold in India and exported to markets abroad.

Recently, the soon to be launched Ford EcoSport was spied at a Ford dealership in Mumbai. Having made its global debut at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo, last year, Ford EcoSport is in its final stage of India launch and is much awaited by impatient customers who want to get their hands on it once and for all. The EcoSport in the images here is a demo car, which is on display for Ford customers in Mumbai, reports Team-BHP. The Indian EcoSport will be available to customers with a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel engine. The 1.0L Ecoboost engine is one of the two options for those opting for petrol based variants. The other petrol and diesel engine are based on a 1.5 Liter engine that powers the Ford Fiesta.

The hype surrounding the launch of Ford EcoSport is very high. Customers expected to see the Ford EcoSport on Indian roads by now. “Ecosport launch delay is unusual. Ford India is panicky over the enormous expectations from auto-enthusiasts. Two factors are critical: The price they finalise on, and the Diesel model which they must put forward first. No matter how wonderful and great the 1Litre petrol engine is, most buyers will not opt for it.
The Ford EcoSport was spotted testing in Chennai without camouflage. Four different EcoSports, one in red, one in yellow and two in dark grey were seen. The four cars had 3 different types of alloy wheels on them and were possibly all different versions as well. The photos reveal the overall dimensions of the EcoSport which as we can see is not a very big SUV and as it is under 4-metres in length, making it pretty compact. We can also see that Ford has not changed the car too much from the concept which looked extremely good. 
Though exact details are not known it may be possible, Ford might be testing four different versions with different engine choices. The four variants might be the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, the 1.5-litre diesel engine, the automatic version and the 1.5-litre petrol version. It is not yet known whether the automatic version will use the same Fiesta 1.5-litre petrol engine with the double-clutch autobox or the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. But the diesel version will be the same 1.5-litre engine from the Fiesta.

The dashboard of one of the cars can be seen and it is similar to the Fiesta, just as the international versions. The rear glass is a little small in height and like most rear wipers, the sweep is not very big and cleans only the centre of the rear glass. As Ford is testing the EcoSport without camouflage openly it can be assumed that the official launch of the EcoSport should not be very far. With the small SUV market being the hot spot in India at the moment, Ford should not delay the launch any further.
Ford EcoSport was also spotted again on Chennai roads, and videos were promptly uploaded on YouTube. Watch the videosAbove. Well The Market Is all Set For EcoSport & Ecosport developing Many Rivals Like D90 Extreme, Taigun or Renault Duster. The Time Will Tell Who Gona Rule The Market
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