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Old 1st February 2013, 07:34   #2581
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Looks like we have the first spotting of the TDCi (diesel) badged VOCF testing Ecosport........

Yes, you are right this is indeed a diesel variant, and I feel the other one too is a diesel.
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Here is a video of the Ecosport Automatic 4WD (Powershift), perhaps from some "Autonews" channel in Brazil. Its a good one. Enjoy



Couple of more videos from Ford Brazil, each explaining the different features of the car (Apologies as the language is non-English, but it is easy to make out what the presenter is saying )

Storage spaces---->

Rear Seat folding mechanism---->

Rain sensing wipers & Stalk---->

Rear parking sensors---->

Hill Hold Assist----->

All Ford Dealers are invited to Gujarat plant on 5th February. Ford might announce Ecosport launch date during dealer meet.

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Here is a video of the Ecosport Automatic 4WD (Powershift), perhaps from some "Autonews" channel in Brazil. Its a good one. Enjoy



Couple of more videos from Ford Brazil, each explaining the different features of the car (Apologies as the language is non-English, but it is easy to make out what the presenter is saying )

Storage spaces---->

Rear Seat folding mechanism---->

Rain sensing wipers & Stalk---->

Rear parking sensors---->

Hill Hold Assist----->

All Ford Dealers are invited to Gujarat plant on 5th February. Ford might announce Ecosport launch date during dealer meet.

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Use the annotations option and translate to english, and you can almost get what he means
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Ford To Launch EcoSport In April 2013 according to Motorbeam.

http://www.motorbeam.com/cars/ford-e...in-april-2013/

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The reason for the delay is the union budget. Multiple reports suggest that the Indian government will reduce excise duty on small cars by 2%, which will be applicable from April.
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Looks like we have the first spotting of the TDCi (diesel) badged VOCF testing Ecosport.

The TDCi badging in the video is aligned towards the end of 'Titanium' badge(as opposed to the Ecoboost badge which is aligned towards the beginning of 'Titanium' badge).
The seats seem to be beige color; Interesting, could ford be following Maruti's example in giving beige touch to understate the claustrophobic feeling, if any ( Dzire appears much more roomier with beige treatment compared to the all black interiors of the swift)
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Jan'13 Ecosport Brasil numbers

FORD ECOSPORT 6367 outsell the RENAULT DUSTER 3695.

looks impressive!
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Jan'13 Ecosport Brasil numbers

FORD ECOSPORT 6367 outsell the RENAULT DUSTER 3695.

looks impressive!
Let us see if the trend will continue in India.I hope Ford does not mess up with the pricing, features and variants in India.

While on this, I spoke to the guy from Mody Ford who sold me the Figo, and he said that Ford will start delivering Ecosports from mid-April.He also said that Ford has asked the dealer not to commence bookings without their green signal.
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Was at Chennai Ford Poonamalee today. On enquiry about any new launches, the Service Manager was ROCK HARD sure of Ecosport launch by March Second week. He also said that the vehicle will be in their yard soon and people have been sent for training too.
However, he said that the advance bookings are not yet open with them
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Here is a video of the Ecosport Automatic 4WD (Powershift), perhaps from some "Autonews" channel in Brazil. Its a good one. Enjoy



All Ford Dealers are invited to Gujarat plant on 5th February. Ford might announce Ecosport launch date during dealer meet.
Many thanks for the links. Did go thru the video of 4WD many times. Looks like there are 2 launches, one of 4WD & the other a Powershift(on 2wd.). If you look at the dash there is no 4wd button in the Powershift models. Similarly 4WD badge is not present on the sides of the Poweshift cars.

Hoping against hope that Ford pull off a 2L 4WD Powershift model & get it to our shores.
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Was at Chennai Ford Poonamalee today. On enquiry about any new launches, the Service Manager was ROCK HARD sure of Ecosport launch by March Second week. He also said that the vehicle will be in their yard soon and people have been sent for training too.
However, he said that the advance bookings are not yet open with them
according to an article on motorbeam website,the ecosport will be selling from april 2013 onwards,reason being the union budget in which the excise duty on small cars is expected to be reduced by 2%.Ford wants to capitalize on this and price the ecosport as competitively as possible.this was the same scenario when the Figo was launched,Ford announced the pricing of the Figo only after the union budget.
But personally i feel one wouldn`t have long waiting periods for the ecosports,as Ford deliberately delayed the launch to make sure they have enough stockpile and they are confident that ecosport will be selling in huge numbers,
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Please see the Ecosport 20000 KM review from Brasil.


eco test.docx

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Please see the Ecosport 20000 KM review from Brasil.


Attachment 1046544
The rear seat back support seems to be too short. the guys in the image seems to a a little above 6 feet tall. Might be a problem with the average Indian height, but might be a concern for families with taller genes.
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Got these pics from FB. Shared by a friend.

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I also got to know through a friend that, one of the Ford dealers has recd EcoSport demo car and are parked in the dealers yard.

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Got these pics from FB. Shared by a friend.

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I also got to know through a friend that, one of the Ford dealers has recd EcoSport demo car and are parked in the dealers yard.

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This looks like a Titanium and is quite brilliant in this orange hue. Now i hope the after markets figure out a way to hide the spare wheel and it should make for a decent looker. The front isn't to my taste, i like the Duster much better.
But i've no doubts that the EcoSport will be much more well put together by Ford.

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Got these pics from FB. Shared by a friend.


I also got to know through a friend that, one of the Ford dealers has recd EcoSport demo car and are parked in the dealers yard.

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Thanks for sharing. This is very interesting - the temporary number is MH43 and not TN. What is still not clear is the hinge on the tailgate; seems that it is still on left side as the rear lamp cluster doesn't show the latch.
Here is my other two cents worth - if Ford is waiting for a perfect moment to launch this - there is never going to be one; the sooner it corners market share the better it may be with the leading edge of new product segment; else people may loose interest and with a slew of concepts on the same line rolling in by this year-end they would loose the trailing edge of the wave as well.
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