Are you ready for the Ford EcoSport?
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
So here it is! The Ford EcoSport is finally getting launched today after much has been shared, talked, discussed and argued about it!
Expected to be the most significant product launch in Ford India's history, the EcoSport has managed to keep the automotive fraternity guessing about its price. The launch date and the pricing of the compact crossover have been be a closely guarded secrets!
Stay tuned to Indian Autos Blog as we bring you all the information straight from the launch floor on a real time basis. After all this is the launch that many a car buyer and petrolheads have been waiting for!
We know that the EcoSport will be available with two petrol and one diesel engine options. The petrol engines are the award winning 1.0L EcoBoost and the 1.5 litre motor which was lifted from the Fiesta. The oil burner is also a 1.5 litre unit that was borrowed from the Fiesta.
The 1.5 litre petrol engine also comes with 6-speed dual clutch PowerShift automatic transmission while the rest of the variants are available only with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The equipment level in the top end variants are impressive with usual safety features (ABS, Airbags), Ford SYNC multimedia infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, etc.
Being a sub four metre vehicle, the EcoSport benefits from the excise duty cuts, but how good the pricing will be? Come back here a little later and we will tell you how much you need to shell out for this mini SUV!