The Ford EcoSport has been busy making news ever since the EcoSport concept was unveiled in New Delhi in early 2012. The EcoSport will be soon launched in India and we recently spent a day putting the EcoSport through its paces in Goa. The media drive has surely revealed a lot about the upcoming Compact SUV from Ford.
The bookings for the Ford EcoSport will commence next month and we expect the car to go on sale in July. The EcoSport, thanks to the heavy localization, could be launched at an alluring price point. The marketing campaign for the upcoming compact SUV is already underway and simply putting it, the car is inching closer to its launch with every passing day.
The India-spec EcoSport will come with as many as three engine variants- the entry level petrol variants are likely to be powered by the same 1.5 litre normally aspirated petrol engine that powers the Fiesta sedan. The second petrol engine variant will be powered by the much publicized Ford EcoBoost 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine that has power figures equivalent to those of a normally aspirated 1.5 litres petrol engine and has won a lot of accolades for being high on both performance and efficiency. The third engine variant, and the one that has good chances of bringing the volumes, will be powered by the Fiesta’s 1.5 litre turbocharged oil burner that will take the fight straight to the high selling diesel variants of the Renault Duster. While all the three engine variants of the EcoSport will be available with a 5 speed manual transmission, the 1.5 litre petrol variant also gets an auto ‘box. This is the same DCT automatic gearbox that is also available with the petrol variant of the Fiesta sedan.
Here we have put up the specs of the upcoming car. Also check out the EcoSport, with beautiful Goa in backdrop, in the images.
Pics- Ford India