Today, the Ford EcoSport is easily the most awaited car launch in India. While it has been known to us all that the EcoSport will be launched sometime later this month, Ford India has so far refrained from announcing the exact launch date.
Now, it has emerged that the EcoSport will be launched in Nepal in second week of this month. Now, the EcoSport will be exported to Nepal from our country and it has always been the case that a car has been launched in Nepal only after it has been introduced into the fast developing Indian car market. All of this means that the EcoSport could be just a few days away from its India launch. Rumour are already abounding that the Ford EcoSport India launch will happen on June 11 and now, this seems to be all the more probable.
The EcoSport for right hand drive markets will be exclusively manufactured in India and this could enable the manufacturer to price the car ultra competitively.
The Ford EcoSport will come to us in as many as three engine variants. The base engine variant will sport the same 1.5 litre normally aspirated petrol engine that powers the Fiesta. The second petrol engine variant will have the much hyped Ford EcoBoost 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine. The third engine variant, and the one that will be seen bringing the volumes, 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 variant will be available only with the 1 Liter EcoBoost turbocharged petrol and 1.5 Liter Ti-VCT petrol engine. 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)).
As for the prices, they aren’t out yet and your guess is as good as ours.
Source – Myrepublica.com