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Yesterday, we reported that the hotly anticipated Ford EcoSport will be launched in India on 26th this month. This means that the car is less than a week away from its launch and we are excited about the fact that one of the longest ever wait for the launch of a car is finally close to coming to an end.
Bookings for the upcoming compact crossover are already on and Ford India dealerships across the country have started receiving the first batch of cars.
Ford India has so far refrained from publicizing the prices but recently, Sumit, one of our readers from Delhi informed us that he has managed to get a fair idea of prices from his sources at the Delhi dealership. If these prices are anything close to the real deal, it is almost for sure that Ford India has got a winner in its hands. It seems like the heavy localization levels have really helped the Indian subsidiary of Ford with pricing the car ultra competitively.
As per the list that Sumit has obtained from his friends at the Delhi dealership, ex-showroom (Delhi) prices for Ford EcoSport would start at INR 6.5 lakhs and would be as follows-
1.5 Petrol variant
- 1.5 Petrol Ambiente – 6.5 L
- 1.5 Petrol Trend – 7 L
- 1.5 Petrol Titanium Manual Transmission – 7.5 L
- 1.5 Petrol Titanium Automatic Transmission – 8.5 L
1.0 Petrol variant
- 1.0 Petrol Titanium Manual Transmission – 9.0 L
- 1.0 Petrol Titanium + Option – 9.75 L
1.5 Diesel variant
- 1.5 Diesel Ambiente – 8.5 L
- 1.5 Diesel Trend – 9 L
- 1.5 Diesel Titanium 9.5 L
- 1.5 Diesel Titanium + Option – 10 L
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The Ford EcoSport will be launched in India in three engine variants.
The base engine variant of the EcoSport will be powered by the same 1.5 litres normally aspirated four cylinder petrol engine that powers the Fiesta.
The second petrol engine variant will have the much talked about Ford EcoBoost 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine. This engine has power figures similar to that of a 1.5 litre normally aspirated petrol engine and has been the winner of International Engine of the Year award for two years in a row. This engine not just has great power output but also offers stellar fuel economy.
The third engine variant, and the one that has all chances of becoming the most popular engine variant of the EcoSport, will be powered by the Fiesta’s 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine.
The Ford Ecosport will be sold in four trim levels- Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium Plus. The Titanium trim level brings along 6-speed PowerShift dual clutch automatic transmission for the 1.5 liter Ti-VCT petrol.
The Ford EcoSport will be launched in as many as 7 color options. The Titanium variant will get Smart Keyless entry and Push Button Start. The SYNC emergency system will come in the top two variants. The two top of the line variants will also get a CD/MP3 player and a 3.5-inch multifunction display.
The EcoSport will come in two interior colour options– Charcoal Black + Warm neutral gray (on all variants except on Titanium (O) and Charcoal Black + dark shadow gray (on Titanium (O)).