The Ford EcoSport’s waiting list stretches out to 180 days!

Posted on: Jul 27, 2013 - 1:05pm IST

The Ford EcoSport sports SUV like styling, plenty of features and an affordable price tag. Today you can add a lengthy waiting period to that list! Apparently, customers can’t get enough and Ford cannot make enough.

This image from Indian Autos Blog reader Venkat Chaitanya Mantravadi goes to show the demand-supply gap for the Urban SUV. Petrol variants have a high demand (Ford is making fewer petrol powered EcoSports as diesel cars enjoy the greater demand).

Irrespective of the variant you choose, the waiting period is a staggering 180 days or 6 months. Makes sense as the base 1.5 petrol is priced at INR 5.59 lakhs (ex-Showroom New Delhi).

Ford EcoSport waiting period
Reader Venkat Chaitanya posted this image of the EcoSport’s waiting period from Hyderabad.

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We were told by a Ford dealer that even the automatic petrol has contributed to a large chunk of the sales. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost EcoSport on the other hand is gradually finding takers with an estimated waiting period of 90-150 days.

It seems that the base diesel models such as the Ambiente and the Trend have the least waiting period with the dealer estimating a minimum of 30 days to a maximum of 90 days depending on the color availability.

Ford EcoSport launched in India automatic gearlever PowerShift
Automatic variant of the EcoSport sees a good demand.

Ford recently announced that they bagged 30,000 bookings within 17 days of the launch. The company also recalled the diesel variants of the EcoSport for repositioning the Glow Plug Module. The recall has had no immediate effect on sales.

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15 thoughts on “The Ford EcoSport’s waiting list stretches out to 180 days!

  1. himanshu g says:

    if this waiting period problem not solved by ford, they must loose about half business for ford ecosport & overall to ford india–because other than ecosport, no one is interested in other ford model——-ford will be looser again in india inspite of good ecosport business—-i think ford must concentrate on india sell than export to other country ( apne ghar ko sambhalna behtar hai rather to help neighbour )

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  2. Shyam says:

    Cauvery Ford in Bangalore are asking for 12-14 months for petrol variants and 10-12 months for the diesel ones.

    With these wait times, I’m sure they would have lost out on a good chunk of potential customers.

    Overall reaction and bookings have been awesome nonetheless.

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  3. gaurav says:

    IS ECOSPORT A DO OR DIE CARD FOR FORD INDIA?

    FORD INDIA IS NOT DOING WELL SINCE ITS FIRST CAR LAUNCH IN INDIA NONE OF THEIR CARS DO GOOD EXCEPT FIGO DUE TO HIGH MAINTENENCE COST, LOW MILEAGE IN OLDER MODELS, NON RELIABLE ENGINES, LOW VEHICLE LIFE, LOW RESALE VALUE OF CARS HAVE CERTAINLY KEPT CUSTOMERS AWAY FROM FORD MOTOR COMPANY SO BY LAUNCHING ECOSPORT WILL BE THE LAST HOPE FOR FORD I THINK BECAUSE IF THIS VEHICLE IS ALSO NOT RELIABLE THAN FORD VEHICLE WILL HAVE TO STOP ITS OPERATIONS IN INDIA.

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  4. sunil; kumar bankhede says:

    best &best eco sport waiting time mp bhopal 350 day

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  5. Vaibhav says:

    Ford ecosport in Metro ford in Bangalore waiting period is 365 days which is 1 year for the Automatic transmission .

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  6. Rohit says:

    In Bangalore elite Ford says 1.5 Petrol MT waiting is 10 Months

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  7. Pankaj says:

    However, in Pune the dealer is claiming to have a waiting period of 8 months. ­čÖü for Ecoboost Titanium

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  8. Charming says:

    How is it possible that people showing more interest in petrol variants…ford is rocking…

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    1. kishore says:

      petrol is always the best choice, my indica xeta gave 17.5km/l so expect ecosport petrol also to do better

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