Ford India expected to launch EcoSport by end of 2012 or in early 2013

Tuesday 10 April 2012, 14:07 PM by

Industry analysts believe that Ford India will introduce its Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), EcoSport, by the end of this year or in the initial months of 2013. The car will be the perfect blend of functional and luxury features, which will set new heights for fuel efficiency in the compact SUV segment. In order to render a sporty look, the vehicle has high ground clearance, which also assists it in handling speed-breakers present on Indian roads. The appealing looks of EcoSport are likely to grab the attention of a large number of auto enthusiasts. It is based on the platform of the Fiesta hatchback and is expected to have decent fuel economy, unmatched appearance and brilliant stability.

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Ford India expected to launch EcoSport by end of 2012 or in early 2013

Ford will globally introduce this car in only one variant. As far as the exterior design of this car is concerned, its front fascia flaunts a trapezoidal grille indulged in chrome, which is further complemented by the precisely designed headlamps. The car also holds trapezoidal fog lamps at the bottom of the bumpers that help it to mark a commanding presence on the roads. Moreover, the Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) of this vehicle are provided with integrated flashers. Talking about the rear end of EcoSport, it reflects masculine and aggressive looks, which are supported by the spare wheel placed on the tail gate. If the drivers remove the tyre from its tail gate, EcoSport will appear to be a full-sized hatchback.

In addition to the brilliant designing of this car, it is also assimilated with a performance oriented engine. The company has introduced petrol as well as diesel engines with its EcoSport to cater a large number of buyers. Both 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol motor and 1.5 litre diesel unit will have brilliant emissions, which help the car to maintain world class standards. Moreover, the production version of this vehicle has been tested upon various parameters to ensure the complete safety of its passengers. EcoSport is incorporated with safety advancements like Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and 7 airbags.

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During the initial stages, the car will be introduced in the auto markets of Brazil, South America and, then, India. South American countries will also be provided with a four wheel drive chassis version of this car. On the other hand, the company has not disclosed any information regarding the pricing policy of this car and, thus, car buyers are required to wait a little to set their budget for the upcoming model.