After having kept its countless fans across India waiting with bated breath, Ford EcoSport will now be launching first in the Chinese auto-market. As recently reported by CarNewsChina, the American auto-giant has scheduled the China launch for its charismatic compact SUV car to take place on the 19th of this very month. The Ford EcoSport launch date in India, in the meantime, has once again been delayed, this time expected to fall sometime around April end or early May. For the Chinese auto-bazaar, which has always shown better inclination for petrol motors in comparison to oil-burners, the American marque plans on introducing an all-petrol range of Ford EcoSport driven by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, turbo petrol mill along with a 1.5-litre petrol engine. To work in synchronization with these engines, a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox has been employed as standard by the company, while a 6-speed dual-clutch powershift autobox has also been chosen to serve as an additional option exclusively for the 1.5-litre petrol mill.
Ford EcoSport is soon going to hit the pan-India dealerships of Ford. With its advertising campaign titled as the ‘Urban Discoveries’ going on in full swing across the country, exploring the numerous cities of India, excitement and anticipation for the car are on an all-time high amongst auto-enthusiasts. In such a dynamic scenario, when the most eagerly awaited launch of the year is just around the corner while its fiercest rival, Renault Duster, clocks in higher sales figures with every passing month, we bring a full-fledged comparison between the two spectacular rides, trying to figure out which one is going to be a bigger threat to the other.
The pioneer in motor shows is back! And it is now only a matter of 3 days before veils are lifted off the most popular new cars of the world at the most prestigious automotive exhibition. Yes, we are talking about the Paris Motor Show 2012 that kicks off at the 27th of this month at Paris Expo. As everybody is well aware, the Mondial de l'Automobile holds a legacy of bringing forward the most scintillating discoveries from the planet's most celebrated car marques every time it returns. This time too, with legendary brands like BMW, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Rolls Royce and Cadillac in attendance, there is going to be no shortage of glamor and flair in the City of Lights from 27th September through 14th October.
Compact SUV or also known as Compact crossover, baby SUV and mini-SUV is a vehicle that has been designed on a platform of a sedan or a hatchback and has a body type of SUV. The concept in real sense was made popular by legendary car manufacturer BMW with its BMW X1 crossover. The Audi Q3 became the second entry in the segment just after the X1 crossover. These back to back launches of compact SUVs have created sensations in the auto circuits and also helped to form an all new segment, compact SUVs in India. The Renault Duster is the latest entrant in the compact SUV segment and as most of us aware it came as an entry level option. After these luxury babies Indian car fanatics were eagerly waiting for an affordable car. And Renault Duster, which is a powerful, affordable and fuel efficient urban-SUV, ended this wait. Because of these qualities Renault Duster has grabbed a huge response and bagged over 10k bookings within just 2 weeks after its launch. The positive response indicates larger possibilities for the compact SUVs in the country. And to take an advantage of this, most manufacturers are planning to launch their respective compact crossovers in next two years. Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha , Chevrolet Trax, Mahindra Xylo Mini, Toyota Rush and Premier Rio are some major names that will hit Indian shores soon.
The Indian Auto Expo 2012 witnessed two mini-SUV concepts - Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport. Out of which, Renault Duster has been launched this week and Indian car lovers are now waiting for the bigger treat - Ford EcoSport. Ford EcoSport is one of the smallest SUVs in the world and Ford’s smallest SUV in its global portfolio for the first thing. Moreover, the mini-SUV will be the biggest rival of Renault Duster because of the body type and seating capacity. Ford was planning to launch it during the approaching festive season i.e. around Diwali, but has been postponed. Now the SUV might be launched by the first quarter of 2013. It seems more like a strategy nowadays that let the eagerness in people go up and launch the product the time it gets the maximum hype and publicity. First, Renault for the Duster and now Ford seems to be applying the same strategy for the EcoSport. As most of us are well aware, Ford recently showcased the highly anticipated production version at the Beijing motor show. Secondly, China is the biggest market for SUV cars and the market dynamics are not so different from India. Thus, the model which we saw at the Beijing motor show can also make its way to India. The below addresses what you will find in the SUV when it actually lands into India.
Ford India seems extremely busy these days. Reason? Well, the new Ford EcoSport Crossover is on display at the two prominent Mumbai malls from January 20th 2012. Ford India chose the same kind of tactic with the new Ford Fiesta Sedan. The company then showcased the premium sedan at the Saket Citywalk Mall in New Delhi. From 20th till January 27th 2012, the new Ford EcoSport Crossover will be displayed with proud at the InOrbit Mall located at Vashi and at the Infinity Mall in Malad the car will be on display till 25th of this month. With this kind of strategy, Ford India will figure out the aspiring consumers for the Ford EcoSport Crossover.
Amidst an impressive backdrop of the grand stage setting at the Taj Palace hotel in New Delhi, the much anticipated mini SUV Ford EcoSport has finally broke covers today. The Ford EcoSport is the very picture of true mini SUV exuding power from the overwhelming orange compact body with an all new Ford’s EcoBoost petrol engine to power the car which was unveiled in front of the masses by none other than Ford’s Chief Executive Allen Mullaly and Micheal Boneham, President and MD of Ford India during the presence of Joe Henericks, President of Ford Motors for Asia Pacific and Africa . It is a new beginning for the Ford’s all new 1.0L 3 cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine too to show some phenomenal performance with the capacity to equal the 1.6L petrol engine in performance. This 1.0 L EcoBoost petrol engine is an alternative to the Ford Fiesta’s 1.5 L diesel powertrain under the hood.