Ford puts EcoSport SUV under intensive final testing

Saturday 10 March 2012, 12:09 PM by Vikas Yogi

The Indian unit of the US based leading car maker Ford Motors is aggressively working on launching its new age model – EcoSport – in the Indian market very soon. The car was recently spotted a number of times while on testing in the Indian and overseas markets for a number of times. With the excitement and eagerness of the prospective buyers shooting upwards, the company has sped-up the final process of its roll-out in the country.

Ford EcoSport model was showcased at Delhi International Auto Expo about two months back where the company had announced to launch this vehicle in a number of emerging markets in the coming years. It has received an overwhelming response during the show from car enthusiasts and visitors, proving a showstopper at Ford India pavilion.

The USP of the EcoSport model is its considerably higher fuel efficiency, thanks to its 1 litre of EcoBoost turbo petrol engine. The dual split cooling system along with 2 thermostats help in decreasing the friction level inside the engine considerably. In a bid to decrease the vibration levels of this three cylinder engine, a specially designed flywheel has been used. Moreover, high pressure solenoid direct injector offers a denser and cooler fuel-to-air ratio.