Ford EcoSport with a 1.0L EcoBoost engine spotted near Coimbatore

Posted on Jan 15 2013 - 12:43pm IST
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Your daily dosage of EcoSport spyshots today includes an orange colored EcoSport with the award wining 1.0L EcoBoost engine.

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Our avid fan Satish from Coimbatore sends us an exquisite set of images of a Ford EcoSport caught testing in Annur, near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

If you see the badge carefully, it says ‘EcoBoost’ on the right hand side. This is very important because for the first time the Indian masses will see a fully grown SUV powered by a diminutive 1000 cc engine. Yes, a microscopic 1L petrol engine will power the Ford EcoSport in India.

But it is not just any engine. This tiny warrior has won the ultimate accolade of the ‘Engine of the Year‘ for 2012, set 16 world records and arrived at auto show venues inside a suitcase.

Recent rumors suggest that the EcoBoost engine has undergone ARAI testing in India. Even with a high power output of 123 hp, the EcoBoost managed to get 17 kmpl in ARAI tests.

Sadly, there is a very good chance that this feat of engineering and technology will be overshadowed by the 1.5 diesel counterpart from the Fiesta. Most sales are expected to come from the diesel model.

Perhaps, the 1.0L Ford EcoSport will be marketed as a halo car for the EcoSport brand. We could see only 1 top-of-the-line variant with the 1.0L EcoBoost mated to a 6-speed, dual-clutch, ‘PowerShift’ gearbox.

Come on Ford India, it’s about time now!

 

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11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Pourus January 19, 2013 at - Reply

    I am actually getting frustrated with the waiting game ford has been playing … and while i am all set for the car i would be really disappointed if they dont come out with the auto box… have a mind of writing in to ford asking them for a tentative launch date.. or else i think i might just end up buying something else…

    • pk January 19, 2013 at - Reply

      i hope there wont be a auto variant as of now…may lauch later like All new fiesta….

  2. madhav January 16, 2013 at - Reply

    this is one of the Voice Of Customer Fleet VOCF vehicles which collects driver feedback

  3. Ramish January 15, 2013 at - Reply

    FORD, Launch ecosport ASAP. Else it will grow old even before the launch.

  4. Jais January 15, 2013 at - Reply

    But a august launch will take all the benefits away from Ford as Maruti is coming with Alpha in Oct….enjoy ford in spyshots only…:)

  5. amby January 15, 2013 at - Reply

    definitely the 1.5Ltr diesel. not aware of the exice & taxation structure but there will be definitely more orders for the tried and tested diesel engine rather than the ecoboost. i expect a price difference of 1 lac between the two just because of the diesel rate difference and the diesel sucess story in India

    • sri January 15, 2013 at - Reply

      fords life is over its petrol engine and not diesel because we are aware that diesel tax will be implemented in any time within 4-6 months so the shift would be again towards petrol and hence these automakers will enjoy equal benefits selling their cars , Guys no more discounts and benefits over Petrol Cars as they will share 50% in the market and rest 50% of diesel

  6. Shashank January 15, 2013 at - Reply

    Hi, which one do you guys think will be costlier among 1 L Eco Boost and Diesel?

    • Shrawan Raja January 15, 2013 at - Reply

      Tricky question – the more expensive engine qualifies for excise benefit, the locally manufactured engine doesn’t. My guess is the Ecoboost will be more expensive.

      • sri January 15, 2013 at -

        No the answer would be Ecoboost and the 1.5 ltr diesel would cost the same only the cost difference can be observed between the 1.5 petrol and the 1.5 diesel which is for sure and ecoboost might not carry the autobox and it is 1.5L petrol !!

  7. Hitin Suri January 15, 2013 at - Reply

    Are you sure that AT is coming with 1L ecoboost ?

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