Ford EcoSport bookings cross the 40,000 mark

Posted on: Sep 4, 2013 - 6:50pm IST

Ford India says that the EcoSport has gathered over 40,000 bookings since its launch on June 26th this year. The compact crossover, which was launched with prices starting from INR 5.59 lakhs, has given sleepless nights to many manufacturers even as its waiting list continues to stretch to 1 year!

Ford EcoSport Europe
Note: This image is that of the European Ford EcoSport with daytime running lights.

That’s right, some readers inform us that they are being asked to wait for a year for the EcoSport 1.5-liter AT model. Bookings for the 1.0-liter EcoBoost and the 1.5-liter petrol MT have been halted temporarily. The top-end diesel variant on the other hand, though it continues to be available for booking, will not reach your home for another 9 months at least!

Exports of the Chennai-made Ford EcoSport has already commenced with South Africa being the first market. Ford India has announced today that they will increase their exports to “meet rising demand” and to adapt to the country’s changing market conditions.

Ford EcoSport launched in India automatic gearlever PowerShift
Waiting period for the EcoSport 1.5 AT stretches to a year!

Dave Schoch, Ford group vice president and president of Asia Pacific, said –

Despite current macroeconomic factors and ongoing market challenges, India is a big part of our global strategy. Exports from India have always been an integral part of that strategy and will help us to stay on track for turbocharged growth in the region, while going further to provide our customers with the vehicles that they want and value.

Press release on Page 2.

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2 thoughts on “Ford EcoSport bookings cross the 40,000 mark

  1. jai says:

    I booked on June 14 and got the delivery on Aug 23 @ Bangalore.

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  2. Poonkodis says:

    I have booked a ford Ecosport 1.0 L Ecoboost (O) on 13 June with in 2 hrs of official announcememt of booking by ford india and promised me delivery with in 2 to 3 months and now nearing 3 months they are going back on their commitment and revising the delivery to 6 to 9 months.I can’t understand the logic the person who has booked in the first few hours of announcement of booking delivery should have been effected in a short time but not so. It seems there is some problem either in the manufacturing or hoarding by the dealer. Have also heard that if you are ready to pay 1.5 lac – 2.0 lac premium you get delivery immediately.

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