Ford India announced that it has re-opened bookings for all variants of its most awarded, urban SUV, Ford EcoSport. The bookings had been stopped due to over demand of the SUV and Ford India’s concentration towards export of the Ford EcoSport. Ford India had stopped taking bookings of certain EcoSport variants such as the EcoBoost turbo petrol engined variant and the 1.5 liter petrol automatic variant, which are now available for bookings. Since its launch, Ford EcoSport has received an overwhelming response from customers and garnered record bookings.
“Ford India’s game changing SUV EcoSport is aimed squarely at delighting discerning customers in India by offering more than they expect. With 50,000 EcoSports delivered, we have significantly reduced the waiting period and are pleased to extend the opportunity to book the Ford EcoSport to more customers”
said Vinay Piparsania, Executive Director of Marketing Sales and Service at Ford India.
The hot looking compact SUV recently got additional accessories as DRLs. The company sold 50,000 units within a year of its launch and Ford has big chunk of volumes getting exported out of India to European markets from Chennai manufacturing plant.
Ford EcoSport in India is available in fornt wheel drive option with 3 powerplants as option. The petrol variant gets 2 engine options, 1.5 liter Ti-VCT motor with 105bhp and 146 Nm and 1 liter award winning 3 cylinder ecoboost engine that produces 124 bhp and 170 Nm. The diesel mill is same, carrried over from Fiesta sedan 1.5 liter TDCi unit, produces 80bhp and 205 Nm. All engines get 5 speed manual gearbox as standard but a dual clutch automatic transmission (DCT) is available as an option on 1.5 liter petrol motor.
Ford EcoSport is available in 10 trims across 3 engines and 5 colours. The company also provides a range of accessories to personalise EcoSport. In some of the export market, Ford EcoSport is available with 4 wheel drive option but in India, the compact SUV is offered only front wheel drive layout. Rugged looks, SUV stance and value for money offerings make EcoSport a hot selling SUV in India.
|1.5P Ambiente MT||1.5P Trend MT||1.5P Titanium MT||1.5P Titanium AT||1.0P Ecoboost Titanium MT||1.0P Ecoboost Titanium(O) MT||1.5D Ambiente MT||1.5D Trend MT||1.5D Titanium MT||1.5D Titanium(O) MT|
|Max Power output in PS(KW)/RPM||112 (82) @ 6300 rpm||112 (82) @ 6300 rpm||112 (82) @ 6300 rpm||112 (82) @ 6300 rpm||125 (92) @ 6000 rpm||125 (92) @ 6000 rpm||91 (67) @3750 rpm||91 (67) @3750 rpm||91 (67) @3750 rpm||91 (67) @3750 rpm|
|Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)||140 @ 4400 rpm||140 @ 4400 rpm||140 @ 4400 rpm||140 @ 4400 rpm||170 @ 1400-4500 rpm||170 @ 1400-4500 rpm||204 @ 2000-2750 rpm||204 @ 2000-2750 rpm||204 @ 2000-2750 rpm|