Price: Rs 9,00,000*
Mileage: 20kmpl +
Launch Date: Dec 2012 or early 2013
The Ford is coming up with its first ever compact SUV to the Indian market with the name Ford Ecosport. The trend of these compact SUV’s is getting popular in India on the daily basis and now after the launch of Dacia Duster, Ford has decided to launch its compact SUV – Ford Ecosport. The all new Ford Ecosport is a complete package of a SUV, compact vehicle and a hatchback. The Ford Ecosport was initially launched in Brazil where it was a huge success and Ford is expecting the same results in India as well.
Talking about the engine specifications of the Ford Ecosport, it comes with the new 1.0 litre 3 cylinder ecoboost petrol engine
producing 120 PS power and a maximum torque of 170 Nm plus super low Co2 levels of 140 g/km. This engine is a down-sized direct-injected, turbocharged petrol engine that gives the same output as by a 1.6-liter engine. The expected mileage of the Ford Ecosport will be around 20kmpl or more which is far better than what other SUV’s are delivering at the moment in India. Ford Ecosport has been designed aerodynamically to improve its fuel economy and efficiency to a greater level. Ford Ecosport come with front wheel drive and 4*4 option is not available in the current variants.
Everyone is very curious about the launch date of the upcoming Ford Ecosport. The expected launch date of the Ford Ecosport is either year end 2012 or early 2013. Ford has kept suspense on the launch of this car but the latest news about the launch is that it might get launched new Christmas or early next year.
Ford has put in a lot efforts in the exteriors and interiors of this car and the looks of car actually reflect their efforts. The Ford Ecosport exteriors gives a very powerful hulk looks and is very clean and eye soothing looks in the interiors. Apart from this, Ford has tried its level best to keep the price of Ford Ecosport to the minimum so as to keep this SUV in the range of middle
segment buyers. The expected price of Ford Ecosport in India is going to be somewhere in between Rs 7 lakh-Rs. 9 lakh. The major reason why Ford is able to keep such a fantastic vehicle to a fabulous price is because of the length of the vehicle which less than 4 meters, thus keeping it under small cars segment in India.
The interiors of the Ford Ecosport are very comfortable and at the same time appealing as well. The car is very spacious when it comes to a 5 seater vehicle along with loads of luggage space in the car. The legroom and the headroom has given a plenty of space so that any individual sitting in the car face no problems at all when it comes to the comfort. Apart from it, other fascinating things in the Ford Ecosport interiors are – the leather wrapped steering wheel along with well positioned centre console.
The colours used inside the the Ford Ecosport are very sporty and youth oriented, Ford has actually used very vibrant colours in the interiors of the SUV to make it more loud. There will be a build in AM/FM radio and CD player to make your drive more convenient and enjoyable. There will be a facility of Bluetooth, USB connections, digital clock along with the powerful air conditioning systems.
Ford Ecosport Variants:
|Ford Ecosport 1.0 litre petrol MT||This model consists of 1.0 litre ecoboost petrol engine, which is new to the Indian market. The power released by this engine will be 120 Ps with a torque of 170 Nm which give the mileage of 20kmpl or above with a 5 speed manual transmission.|
|Ford Ecosport 1.0 litre petrol AT||This model is same as the previous model with only one major change i.e. it comes with 6 speed Powershift automatic transmission with dual clutch.|
|Ford Ecosport Diesel MT||This is a diesel variant which will be powered by a 1.5 litre diesel engine with manual transmission.|
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