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Old 19th January 2013, 23:51   #2401
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I guess the panel gap looks ok to me. The rear hatch on the EcoS opens sideways and the hinges are placed inside, so this gap should allow free movement of the hatch when its open towards the hinge side of the rear!
True, but in that case shouldn't the gap be on the opposite side? Here it is on the same side as the handle.
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I guess the panel gap looks ok to me. The rear hatch on the EcoS opens sideways and the hinges are placed inside, so this gap should allow free movement of the hatch when its open towards the hinge side of the rear!
I believe the hinge is on the left while the snap which shows the gap is from the right side. Even the hinges dont really require big panel gaps
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Going by the recent pics, one of the OEM tyres will be the MRF ZV2K and other a GoodYear(not sure about the model).
Now, the ZV2K are very basic tyres, add to that they are MRF(no offence, my opinion only). Out of these options, i would certainly try for the GoodYears, but if not possible i would try to change the tyres, what do you guys think would be a suitable set of ruber for a compact crossover like the EcoSport?
(Going by the international websites, the OEM size is 205/60 R16)
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Metro Ford Bangalore say that no kind of bookings are yet open. They confidently told that its in march. They are abuzz with booking enquiries.
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That panel-gap does not look good.

Hope all the 'extensive testing' comes good and the panel-gaps are reduced.

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I guess the panel gap looks ok to me. The rear hatch on the EcoS opens sideways and the hinges are placed inside, so this gap should allow free movement of the hatch when its open towards the hinge side of the rear!
It would have been 'ok' if the hinge was on the side where the panel gap is. But it isn't. The hinge for the boot-lid is on the left-hand-side whereas the panel gap is on the right.
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Going by the recent pics, one of the OEM tyres will be the MRF ZV2K and other a GoodYear(not sure about the model).
Now, the ZV2K are very basic tyres, add to that they are MRF(no offence, my opinion only). Out of these options, i would certainly try for the GoodYears, but if not possible i would try to change the tyres, what do you guys think would be a suitable set of ruber for a compact crossover like the EcoSport?
(Going by the international websites, the OEM size is 205/60 R16)
I am not sure why there is so much hate waves for MRF. Considering OEM tyres, MRF is pretty decent one. I had it used till 45K in my Fiesta. Comparatively, road noise will be more. But, Otherwise decent.
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Even if the hinge is one side of the car and the gaps are there to allow free movement of the hatch, tightly packing other end of the hatch would look wierd. The hatch would look more towards the right than the center!

Its all guess work now, I cant wait to see this car in person!

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I believe the hinge is on the left while the snap which shows the gap is from the right side. Even the hinges dont really require big panel gaps
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It would have been 'ok' if the hinge was on the side where the panel gap is. But it isn't. The hinge for the boot-lid is on the left-hand-side whereas the panel gap is on the right.
The OEM MRFs tires are durable and thats about it! I got the ZVTS as OE when I bought a Jazz, the tires were rock hard, high rolling resistance, noisy, lacks grip compared to even the GY GT3 which is OE in Fiats & Tatas. The ZVTS even caused unnecessary rattling in the brand new Jazz! The Apollos are much better for OE tires, I have them on my Figo and they are quite decent!

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I am not sure why there is so much hate waves for MRF. Considering OEM tyres, MRF is pretty decent one. I had it used till 45K in my Fiesta. Comparatively, road noise will be more. But, Otherwise decent.

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The car looks absolutely fabulous, really glad to see concept cars becoming reality.
The only competition I see is the Renault Duster which is apparently going to be face-lifted again this year..its all about the pricing and marketing now I guess.
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...The only competition I see is the Renault Duster which is apparently going to be face-lifted again this year..its all about the pricing and marketing now I guess.
India may not get the facelifted version. As per reports, it's happening in Brazil where Ecosport has trumped Duster in sales.

If Ecosport sales happen that way in India too, then we can probably expect the facelift to come sooner than expected, may be as early as Diwali, 2013.

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Going by the recent pics, one of the OEM tyres will be the MRF ZV2K and other a GoodYear(not sure about the model).
Now, the ZV2K are very basic tyres, add to that they are MRF(no offence, my opinion only). Out of these options, i would certainly try for the GoodYears, but if not possible i would try to change the tyres, what do you guys think would be a suitable set of ruber for a compact crossover like the EcoSport?
(Going by the international websites, the OEM size is 205/60 R16)
My Fiesta is running on MRFs for the past 38 K kms and they are ok for OEM tyres. Good year tyres are prone to frequent punctures, and are a wee bit noisier than the MRFs.

The resale value offered for MRFs was Rs 400 more than Good Years when I swapped my tyres on my brand new Figo. The Apollos were Rs 200 less than MRFs. This being the reference point, MRFs seem to be the best stock tyres.

But I'd exchange them on day 1 for Michellin XM2s on day 1, like I did for the Figo (that came shod with Apollos)
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My Fiesta is running on MRFs for the past 38 K kms and they are ok for OEM tyres. Good year tyres are prone to frequent punctures, and are a wee bit noisier than the MRFs.

The resale value offered for MRFs was Rs 400 more than Good Years when I swapped my tyres on my brand new Figo. The Apollos were Rs 200 less than MRFs. This being the reference point, MRFs seem to be the best stock tyres.

But I'd exchange them on day 1 for Michellin XM2s on day 1, like I did for the Figo (that came shod with Apollos)
MFR XLO are one of the best all weather types out in market. They can given run for money to Michelin or Bridgestone. My civic runs on xlo and i have no complaints for past 15k. Earlier Tyre was Goodyear which had weak side walls.
Let's not discount mrf just because they are desis, xlo is worth every penny
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MRFs seem to be the best stock tyres.

But I'd exchange them on day 1 for Michellin XM2s on day 1, like I did for the Figo (that came shod with Apollos)
You yourself have contradicted your opinion.

If the MRF is the best stock tyre, why would you swap them on day 1 for michelins?

BTW, i have found apollo acceleres to be pretty decent for an OEM tyres., Infact they have been praised in many reviews of my car.(chevy spark)

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MFR XLO are one of the best all weather types out in market. They can given run for money to Michelin or Bridgestone. My civic runs on xlo and i have no complaints for past 15k. Earlier Tyre was Goodyear which had weak side walls.
Let's not discount mrf just because they are desis, xlo is worth every penny
I agree that MRF ZLO are great, especially for their price, but other MRF arent that great.

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I think people have issues with the stock tyre size, rather than the stock tyres themshelves.
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I am not sure why there is so much hate waves for MRF. Considering OEM tyres, MRF is pretty decent one. I had it used till 45K in my Fiesta. Comparatively, road noise will be more. But, Otherwise decent.
Stock MRF ZV2K front tyres lasted 18K on my Fiesta TDCi. I do a lot of highway running, but that is not an acceptable reason for front tyres wearing out this fast! I had to change to Michelin XM2 as MRF was giving away like a Super Soft Compound. Surprisingly, the same tyres did last for 40K on my Swift. This experience has kept me away from MRF for good!
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Stock MRF ZV2K front tyres lasted 18K on my Fiesta TDCi. I do a lot of highway running, but that is not an acceptable reason for front tyres wearing out this fast! I had to change to Michelin XM2 as MRF was giving away like a Super Soft Compound. Surprisingly, the same tyres did last for 40K on my Swift. This experience has kept me away from MRF for good!
I have known people who has got 50k with MRF. In the same thread, a gentleman has got round 55k. Yours should be one off case. It's just comes down to how well one maintains it.

As I told earlier, these are good OEM tyres comparatively with others. Obviously Michelin's will be good. You pay more for better quality.
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