Ford Unveils EcoSport; Reveals Official Details for India

As we told you yesterday about Ford’s plans for EcoSport in today’s event, the company has officially unveiled the compact SUV for the public. 

Along with the promotional campaign, Ford has also revealed a few official details about EcoSport. EcoSport will be offered in 4 trims. These trims might be named similar to Figo’s variants as LXI, EXI, ZXI and the top of the line Titanium. As is the trend with Figo, only Titanium variant gets a specific badging as we have seen from a few spyshots.


EcoSport Engines

As we have been talking about, Ford EcoSport will not offer the 1.5L petrol mill on the manual transmission version of EcoSport. Instead, the Automatic transmission EcoSport will come powered with this petrol engine which is shared with new Fiesta.

In the regular manual versions, EcoSport will be offered with a 1.5L diesel engine (shared with Fiesta) along with the debut of 1.0L Ecoboost petrol engine. Both the 1.5L engines will be locally produced whereas the 1.0L Ecoboost will be imported for now.

EcoSport Launch

Of what can be extracted from today, Ford will NOT launch the EcoSport any soon. Though there is no official confirmation, but it appears that the launch will take place after the Urban Discoveries Promotional Campaign gets over, as we had predicted! Ford has also not talked about any pricing details about EcoSport

As for now, Ford is running the Urban Discoveries Campaign wherein you can be one of the 100 lucky winners to drive the EcoSport. This customer experimental drive will take place in May 2013. With today’s event, Ford has opened EcoSport Urban Hub in Mumbai and Delhi.

Similar exercise will take place in the remaining 10 cities which include Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Kochi, Ludhiana, Chennai, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune and Kolkata. EcoSport Urban Hub is an interactive zone dedicated to details of EcoSport in a targeted mall which will include a 3-D Ecoboost engine holocube, a SYNC simulator among other details.

In these cities, Ford will keep EcoSport on display which will provide and opportunity for interested customers to see, touch and feel the EcoSport every weekend uptil the compact SUV is launched finally.

For details on EcoSport Urban Discovery Campaign, you can visit its official site.

3 thoughts on “Ford Unveils EcoSport; Reveals Official Details for India”

  1. I had an opportunity to have a live look and even experience the SUV today at Mumbai Infinity Mall at 1400 hrs. WOW was the FIRST reaction from the second floor and when I reached on first floor standing in front of the suppose to be FORD SUV. I felt WOW what a car. Later on, after a few minutes we had the opportunity to have a feel of it. Second experience was shit what a dashboard. Too bulky and also the front view was not angular, means I could see the ground away from the SUV about 6 feet. That means if a obstacle is there right if front of the car you wont be able to judge it specially, problems will arise when you are driving on Ghat section. But as we all started to sit in it and experience the SUPPOSED TO BE SUV, more than half of the people present over there said that the back seat is equivalent to Alto 800, some said it is almost Beat specifications and so on. No one was satisfied with the space provided. There were murmurs that this is for Ham do hamare do Family. Lastly if this is for “we two our two” then at the price of over 8 Lakhs base variant who will go for it? But, for me it was a BIG SHIT OF AN ELEPHANT, after all the hype generated for over a year. The front driver seats were cramp. The rear seat could hardly accommodation two Adults around 80-90 kg size. Over all it was a POSH Wagon R from Maurti . GOSH what a waste of time and hype. I personally am disappointed as I left Duster and Quanto from my hand. Had I earlier booked either of those I would have been a proud owner of one of those. Anyways, ALL THE BEST FORD.


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