Dealerships begin taking bookings for the Ford EcoSport

Posted on: Jun 14, 2013 - 1:18pm IST

And finally, Ford dealerships across the country have started taking bookings for the much awaited Ford EcoSport.

Ford EcoSport preview

The prospective customers, many of who are readers, report receiving text messages from their local Ford dealer, alerting about the commencement of bookings. We have learnt that the official bookings for the compact crossover SUV has begun yesterday across the nation though Ford India has not issued a press release.

Dealers said the launch would happen in 10-12 days (Ford India had announced that it would be in June) and it appears that every dealer is allocated 250 cars, every month. We have also learnt that the proportion of the 1.0L EcoBoost variant in the production mix is limited. Among the many dealers we called up, some said at you’d have to wait at least 90 days before you could drive your Ecoboost variant home, and that only if you book today!

The booking amount is Rs. 50,000 after paying which Ford India will provide the customer with an official serial number and the deliveries will be made according to it. This way, dealerships have no role to play in deciding the ordinal numbers of the bookings.

A handful of dealerships say that the minimum waiting period for the EcoSport (diesel is likely to be having the least waiting period) will be one month and could stretch as long as three months depending on the variant.

Stay tuned to Indian Autos Blog as we bring you all the details from the impending launch.

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10 thoughts on “Dealerships begin taking bookings for the Ford EcoSport

  1. SUVfan says:

    Is it not amazing that when the overall car industry is going down, Ford has the courage to start booking without even announcing the price? The launch date is anybody’s guess. Since Jan dealers have been talking of launch dates.

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  2. Ashish says:

    Dealer confirms launch will be on June 25.

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  3. Deepak Chablani says:

    I like the design job on Ecosport immensely , though it looks very tiny and small for an SUV from the pics. I haven’t seen the Ecosport yet. Hope they can price it around 6 lacs.

    It is exciting times for compact SUV lovers. The Nissan Terrano looks stunning and is coming this Diwali. Then there’s the XA Alpha from Maruti, compact SUV’s from Honda, Hyundai, Mahindra. I hear Mahindra and Maruit compact SUV’s would start in the 5 lac price range.

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  4. sam says:

    just using the money (50,000rs) to launch the car !! funny

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  5. jaspal thakur says:

    i have been following this closely and my sources tell me that ecosport will be launched on 25 of this month ..

    this is sure shot news.

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    1. Jai says:

      Thanks….for the info…I have already did the booking.:)

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  6. Jai says:

    Have booked a diamond color white Eco Sport Trend with 1.5L petrol Engine.

    Eco to be launched on Jun20 :

    Waiting to have hands on it…hope they keep the promise and deliver it in first allotment

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    1. ramesh sahoo says:

      I have booked eco sport on 11june by paying 1 lacs…. in pune.
      haven’t decided on the model and color….
      After reading this news about official launch i called up the showroom salesperson, he told me the same. The official booking has been started since yesterday and they are taking 1 lakh/ 50,000 rs depending upon customers willingness.
      He confirmed me that the launch would be between 25th to 30 june this month.

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  7. SUVfan says:

    Ford has been testing patience of it’s potential customers for long now. There were media news that it will be launched on 11th June but that too has passed. Dealers also do not have any official confirmation. Ford is loosing customers to Duster…….

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    1. Jai says:

      Booking started at ford.

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