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Old 26th February 2013, 16:48   #2911
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Chhabra Ford has openly started promoting Ecosport on their Facebook page from today. Seems like we are week/s away from the launch.

They have taken some effort to design following template
i asked chhabra ford about the launch date,and here`s what they had to say

Vineet Gupta when is it launching?
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Chhabra Ford The much awaited beast.. All set to Hit the Indian Roads.. vry Soon..
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New video caught by a Skoda owner.

Video courtesy - Senthil VR (Youtube)

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i asked chhabra ford about the launch date,and here`s what they had to say

Vineet Gupta when is it launching?
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re quoting myself,As per Chhabra Ford ecosport is expected during 1st week of March,lets see how true it is
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i asked chhabra ford about the launch date,and here`s what they had to say

Vineet Gupta when is it launching?
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I just checked the link of your conversation and it says expected launch in the first week of March.

Hope this is true as it comes from yet another dealer and we have already discussed and read about multiple launch dates. The best part is first week of March starts this weekend so this could be a surprise
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New video caught by a Skoda owner.
Given the risk the person filming this with high speed driving to catch up with the ecosport ,is it real worth it ?

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Given the risk the person filming this with high speed driving to catch up with the ecosport ,is it real worth it ?
Absolutely! He shoots the video as if his car has got a auto pilot mode

BTW... the other video uploaded by the same guy features a Ecosport with cover on the spare wheel. This is the first time I guess such a thing is being tested on the Indian soil.

Here's screen shot of the same.

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New video caught by a Skoda owner.

Video courtesy - Senthil VR (Youtube)

In this it really looks small and a hatch on stilts. Definitely it doesn't have the road presence of a Duster
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In this it really looks small and a hatch on stilts. ....
I'm afraid you jumped the gun too fast. The Ecosport is very much comparable to the duster and other cars around that category.

Here's a wonderful video comparison of the Ecosport and Duster:





Few Pics too!

Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33-428279_475250655865627_855889960_n.jpg

Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33-774444_473474176043275_1636034599_o.jpg

Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33-309563_468708829853143_530848708_n.jpg


Courtesy: Sergio Oliveira FB Timeline

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I'm afraid you jumped the gun too fast. The Ecosport is very much comparable to the duster and other cars around that category.

Here's a wonderful video comparison of the Ecosport and Duster:





Few Pics too!

Courtesy: Sergio Oliveira FB Timeline
Thanks for the pictures,but I will hold onto my opinion till I see it in flesh. From the pictures I definitely see the Ecosport as smaller than Duster. Probably the classic looks of Duster might be the reason,while Ecosport looks taller and narrower.
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Thanks for the pictures,but I will hold onto my opinion till I see it in flesh. From the pictures I definitely see the Ecosport as smaller than Duster. Probably the classic looks of Duster might be the reason,while Ecosport looks taller and narrower.
This statement makes perfect sense. But calling it a hatch on stilts is quite an understatement, IMO. Here's a video and screen shot where the Ecosport is spotted near a A VW POLO and Scorpio. This should give you a fair idea of the size.



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Thanks for the pictures,but I will hold onto my opinion till I see it in flesh. From the pictures I definitely see the Ecosport as smaller than Duster. Probably the classic looks of Duster might be the reason,while Ecosport looks taller and narrower.
2057mm wide ecosport vs 2000mm duster with heights being the same. I would call it prejudice.
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Yikes, I see only one reverse light in the second video! I hope Ford 'blesses' us with 2 reversing lights on the Indian version. I simply detest this 'European' feature, or rather the lack of it.

@Warinthewheels---thanks for the videos. The car looks promising, and might make the Duster bite the dust, if priced right.
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2057mm wide ecosport vs 2000mm duster with heights being the same. I would call it prejudice.
And I would call it lack of seeing the whole picture (read the 3rd dimension). The duster is longer (4315 mm) than the Ecosport < 4m) which makes it look bigger and proportional unlike the Ecosport. Also the width of Duster is 1822 mm. The width of Ecosport that you mentioned is with the ORVMs open. We need to get the corresponding figure for Ecosport. Source Renault website http://m.renault.co.in/cars/Duster/specifications
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Quoting a US consumer reports study here about small turbocharged engines, ford ecoboost included.

"Turbocharged engines test slower, less efficient than traditional options: Consumer Reports"

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/tur...#ixzz2M1dmpXtK

Is it fair to test across models from different companies like what was done by the consumer reports team? This weekend I was watching a Fifth Gear episode on discovery turbo where the crew tested the naturally aspirated ford focus 1.6 against a similarly spec'ed variant with 1.0 ltr ecoboost.

The fifth gear crew gave a big thumbs up to the ecoboost engine finding that it could race ahead of the naturally aspirated counterpart even after giving the latter a head start. They also said that it was more efficient. Don't know if they really assessed it or just went with what Ford had to say.

All in all, I am not sure what to expect from the petrol ecoboost. Fingers crossed. Hope it doesn't turn out to be a dud!
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No. It communicates with your phone using the standard bluetooth protocol, so works with almost any modern smartphone with bluetooth.
Thanks Sharinder for the clarification. It would be great if the MS Sync technology gets compatible with any present day smartphone.

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Does this Microsoft Sync technology that is about to come in Ecosport works only with windows based mobiles? In that case we need to think twice before choosing our next phone.
A very pertinent query indeed, Dinesh.
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