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Old 27th February 2013, 21:02   #2941
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After announcement of a new car, usually after how many days does the bookings start? Is it next day or after a week or later?
Usually it's the very same day when price is disclosed.

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Is it possible that Ford will launch Ecosport on Monday and it will be available for bookings from 2nd / 3rd week?

Mind you, even in this case we are talking about bookings opening a week after launch which looks possible.
Even then all the dealers should be on the same page right? One dealer alone gives a confirmation while rest has absolutely NO news - how is that possible!

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Old 27th February 2013, 21:06   #2942
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Usually it's the very same day when price is disclosed.

Even then all dealers should be on the same page right? One dealer alone can't give a confirmation while rest has absolutely NO news!

I agree. Only missing link here is the source from whom TopGear got this information. No where in the article is it mentioned that they got to know this date from a dealer. It looks more of an insider information.
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Old 27th February 2013, 22:37   #2943
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Found a video showing the boot space of the Ecosport.
Anyone remember the washing machine print add showing the same ? :-



Credit:- FordColombia

P.S. MODS:- Please delete if the video already exists on the thread.

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Now even other sites are talking about Mar 4 date launch.

http://motoroids.com/news/ford-ecosp...ch-on-march-4/
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Now even other sites are talking about Mar 4 date launch.

http://motoroids.com/news/ford-ecosp...ch-on-march-4/
At this point, I wouldn't really believe anyone but Ford India themselves. Most of these sites seem to be just rehashing each other's content with almost no original reporting.

Although, going by the current rumors, I think the car will be announced in March and deliveries will be about a month later.
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I think the union budget will increase the petrol engine capacity for small car definition from 1.2L to 1.5L. This would help ford price the base variant with 1.5L petrol engine at a good price point while commanding premium for the ecoboost engine. Looks like a good enough reason to hold out the car launch.
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Chennai dealers are unaware of the launch date of 4/March as reported by Top Gear.
They claim the launch will be somewhere during March end.

I beleive there are no press/media invitations as well, else the media would have reported the big news by now.
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I think the union budget will increase the petrol engine capacity for small car definition from 1.2L to 1.5L. This would help ford price the base variant with 1.5L petrol engine at a good price point while commanding premium for the ecoboost engine. Looks like a good enough reason to hold out the car launch.
High hopes. Why would they do it ?
People already think twice to buy 1.2 petrol as diesel gives more mileage.
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I think the union budget will increase the petrol engine capacity for small car definition from 1.2L to 1.5L. This would help ford price the base variant with 1.5L petrol engine at a good price point while commanding premium for the ecoboost engine. Looks like a good enough reason to hold out the car launch.
Its not like they can plonk in an engine just like that in a days time. A lot off planning goes into deciding it. If they have decided to launch both 1.5 L & 1 L petrols then they will do it irrespective of the budget. It's not that easy based on what the government decides today. Any change in strategy will happen only after they rework and that will take months.
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Between, Top gear has tweeted today about the Mar 04 launch.
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Now even other sites are talking about Mar 4 date launch.

http://motoroids.com/news/ford-ecosp...ch-on-march-4/
I think most of these sites pick it from one point & start publishing their reports (some with credits even). Co-incidentally, many a times these reports are published in a span of very short time (between each reports) after the first report is published in either one of the popular forums!
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As per an article on motorbeam website,On 4th march Ford is launching a limited edition figo to celebrate the cars 3rd birthday,so the waiting game for ecosport continues,here`s the article
http://www.motorbeam.com/cars/ford-f...th-march-2013/
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Now that the budget is out and there are no changes in the ecosport(Small cars) tax rates they should come out with a launch date soon.

Between: now that the tax rate on SUV has been increased eager to know if duster is classified as an SUV?
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Now that the budget is out and there are no changes in the ecosport(Small cars) tax rates they should come out with a launch date soon.

Between: now that the tax rate on SUV has been increased eager to know if duster is classified as an SUV?
I do not think duster is classified as SUV from excise duty perspective. Today's budget has increased the excise duty of SUVs that are already in 27% category to now 30%. I believe duster was not in the 27% bracket.
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FYI, Duster along with Sedan > 4m length are indeed in 27% bracket already. I am 1000% sure on this.
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Just saw the Ecosport with the Ecoboost engine (titanium variant) today in Juhu (Mumbai). I think the 4th March unveil could hold water for there is no revision in taxes for a car like Ecosport
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