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