Friday, 24 May 2013

Official - Ford EcoSport to be launched in June 2013



The official word is out now. The much awaited car for Indian market in 2013 will be launched in June 2013. This information has been conveyed by Ford India’s marketing team to everyone who registers for more information on the EcoSport, through a mass email.

After successfully completing EcoSport discoveries contest, the bookings will officially open in June accompanied by the launch.

The Ford EcoSport was first revealed during Auto Expo in January 2012 and nearly 18 months later, it will be launched here in India. The car will come in four trim variants - Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium optional. Details regarding the features offered in each variant could be seen here. 

The car will be launched with three engine options - 1.0L Petrol EcoBoost engine, .15L Petrol engine and 1.5L Diesel engine.

The 1.5L Diesel engine, and ofcourse the volume garner for Ford India will come only in Manual transmission. The engine will deliver a power of 89 bhp and 204 N-m of torque. The car will come equipped with ARAI acclaimed fuel efficiency of 22.7 Kmpl.

The 1.5L Gasoline engine will be available in both 5 speed manual transmission and 6 speed automatic transmission. The engine will deliver 110bhp of power and 140 N-m of torque. The manual variant will come with ARAI acclaimed fuel efficiency figures of 15.8 Kmpl and 15.6 Kmpl for automatic variant.

The most awaited 1.0L EcoBoost Gasoline engine, which will be available only on Titanium and Titanium Optional variants will come with 5 speed manual transmission and will deliver power of 122.5 bhp and 170 N-m of torque. The engine comes with ARAI acclaimed fuel efficiency figure of 18.9 Kmpl.

There is a huge buzz that the car could be launched at a starting price tag of Rs 6.5 Lac. Ford EcoSport recently crashed during media drive, its safety features were tested. Watch all details here.

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