Ford Ecosport awaits Indian Visa, tests continue in Brazil on a different body

28/12/2011 - 08:44 | ,  ,  ,   | Kaustubh Shinde

If you thought that an Indian consumer is strapped for choices when it comes to budget SUVs, well you are correct (as of now). However, the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo will rectify the imbalance as one will be inundated with SUV launches that will perfectly fit your budget.

One of the significant vehicles is definitely the 2012 Ford Ecosport SUV. It is even more significant when you know that this little SUV is a global product being showcased in India for the very first time.

Spied Ford EcoSportSpied Ford EcoSport

But don’t get your expectations high because the model is still months away from the market. In fact, Ford is still testing the platform to make sure that it has the right ingredients in the underpinnings. Our friends at Noticias Automotivas, caught a test mule in the Fiesta’s attire. Considering, the Ecosport will also make it to other BRIC nations, Ford Brazil has been entrusted the responsibility of developing the SUV.

The Ford EcoSport could have 1.0L EcoBoost petrol engine with a turbocharger pumping 100 horses. A 1.5 Duratorq from the new Fiesta will also find its home under the hood.

We have a very clear picture of what to expect from the Ford Ecosport and the Renault Duster. However, Maruti Suzuki also has plans to showcase a concept Mini SUV and more information will be available during the show days.

Will the largest Auto manufacturer in India cook up something that would make the other two competing products insignificant?


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