Ford is working hard to give the upcoming EcoSport a very aggressive starting price by heavily localising the car to lower costs.
The expected price for the base petrol variant will be in the Rs 5 lakh bracket.
The carmaker will start bookings for the EcoSport by the end of March, with deliveries starting in May or June.
Ford targets aggressive pricing for EcoSport | News | Autocar India
5L??? Keep on dreaming.
Autocar India predicted it accurately for a launch in June at a very attractive 5lakh "bracket"!^
It's a 5-Lakh "bracket".... and not 5-lakh!
PLEASE GIVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDINGNow after doing a short TD myself, I'd say that I'm half impressed.
TD a diesel top end model yesterday evening for 8-10 minutes.
The first and the most irritating thing I noticed in TDCi Titanium+ (the diesel top model) while driving that the deadpedal/footrest is of no use!
The clutch pedal is hanging so awkwardly that I was not able to put my normal leather shoe (quite narrow shaped) on the deadpedal. Clutch pedal was interfering with a smooth movement of my feet in that narrow space.
+ve points IMO:
- High seating position
- Sound Deadening/Low NVH @ normal speeds
- Thud from doors; Solid Built
- Initial Pickup; gathered momentum decently in second gear with slightly higher revs
- Torque is pretty good; managed to pull it from 20ish onwards in third with AC
- Braking is very effective for speeds in range of 50kmph or so (ABS is there, I guess, in top model)
-ve points IMO:
- Noisy engine during high revs in second gear
- Lack of space for third passenger in rear seat
- Less legspace in rear
- Gap between back of rear seats and parcel tray
- Engine almost stalled twice while trying a start in second gear, but it revived on its own with a jerk!
- Rear seats doesnot fold 100% in base Ambiente model. A double/complete folding seat (with 60:40 split) is available only in Trend & Titanium trims.
- Tyres' tread pattern is not upto my liking
- Overall fit & finish of interiors is not equivalent to a car of this stature!
- Steering is thin and filmsy! IIRC, it was not even leather wrapped!
Prices will be announced today at the official launch at 12:30PM.
Anup,PLEASE GIVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING
1. DRIVING EXPERIENCE- HANDLING, RIDE, and dynamics
2. overall presence as per your experience
3. how effective was the AC