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Old 3rd March 2013, 15:12   #3001
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Any idea what would be the price of the base variant of petrol.I am looking for a replacement for my WagonR and I think the Ecosport will be ideal.I would buy the car at the beginning of 2014.


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Any idea what would be the price of the base variant of petrol.I am looking for a replacement for my WagonR and I think the Ecosport will be ideal.I would buy the car at the beginning of 2014.

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Actual price point will be known only at the launch but as per speculations Ford is planning to launch Ecosport at a special price of Rs 5.99 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for limited bookings.

If you are planning to buy in 2014 then the starting price will be upwards of Rs 6.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
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Actual price point will be known only at the launch but as per speculations Ford is planning to launch Ecosport at a special price of Rs 5.99 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for limited bookings.

If you are planning to buy in 2014 then the starting price will be upwards of Rs 6.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

When will the EcoSport be launched?If it's around June,July I can buy it at that time.

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My family and I got to see Ecospsort today. The car is absolutely amazing, everyone loved it . The interiors are all black and are very upmarket, better than my i20 Asta, overall car gives the look and feel of compact SUV. Let me also add that boot space is not bad, its simillar to the i20. I am going for it as a replacement for my 5+ years old SX4.

In Gurgaon, they say that Ford will showcase the car at the Ambience Mall, 3rd or 4th week of March. Prior to that Ecosport is to make an appearance at the Select City Walk, New Delhi. I am sure other cities would have a similar schedule.
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I hope that the Ecosport only because of its ground clearance of more than 170 mm will not fall in the catagory of SUVs and attract 30% excise duty. The finance minister needs to clean up his idealogy and work towards providing better roads all over the country including rural areas and then think of taxing the SUVs at higher rates.

In fact the cars with higher ground clearance should be taxed moderately as they help people cope up with the bad road conditions, unscientifically high speed brakers, potholed roads and make people complain less about bad roads. The government is wasting all the taxpayers money in all kinds of scams including road project scams and kickbacks and still wants the taxpayer to cough up more money for buying SUVs.

I hope at least compact SUVs or MUVs such as ecosport and Quanto are spared so that people like me living in rural areas can afford them purely to tackle bad road conditions that are thrown at us compulsively. I would prefer a hatchback any day over a compact SUV if I had good roads to drive on. Anyone having concrete idea about the catagory in which the Ecosport falls may please clarify the same.
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I hope that the Ecosport only because of its ground clearance of more than 170 mm will not fall in the catagory of SUVs and attract 30% excise duty. The finance minister needs to clean up his idealogy and work towards providing better roads all over the country including rural areas and then think of taxing the SUVs at higher rates.

In fact the cars with higher ground clearance should be taxed moderately as they help people cope up with the bad road conditions, unscientifically high speed brakers, potholed roads and make people complain less about bad roads. The government is wasting all the taxpayers money in all kinds of scams including road project scams and kickbacks and still wants the taxpayer to cough up more money for buying SUVs.

I hope at least compact SUVs or MUVs such as ecosport and Quanto are spared so that people like me living in rural areas can afford them purely to tackle bad road conditions that are thrown at us compulsively. I would prefer a hatchback any day over a compact SUV if I had good roads to drive on. Anyone having concrete idea about the catagory in which the Ecosport falls may please clarify the same.
The government has classified as SUVs, all vehicles larger than 4 metres in length, having an engine bigger than 1,500 cc and a ground clearance of more than 170mm.

Any vehicle which meets ALL the above criteria is classified as SUV. Hence there is no impact of increase in excise duty on Ecosport and Quanto.

In India, vehicles which are less than 4-meters in length and have an engine capacity less than 1.5-litres (diesel) or 1.2-litres (petrol), benefit from a lower excise duty of 12% against 27%.

Hence, both Ecosport and Quanto fall in the 12% bracket.
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Even if length is more and they take into account the spare wheel, the EcoSport will still not fall under SUV category since both EcoBoost and diesel engine is below the limit.
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Actual price point will be known only at the launch but as per speculations Ford is planning to launch Ecosport at a special price of Rs 5.99 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for limited bookings.

If you are planning to buy in 2014 then the starting price will be upwards of Rs 6.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
I am not so sure of the 5.99 ex-showroom price. I spoke to the Talera Ford dealer at Pune and he mentioned an ex-showroom price of 8L for the EcoBoost version.

I so hope that it is between the 6L-8L price range.
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My family and I got to see Ecospsort today. The car is absolutely amazing, everyone loved it . The interiors are all black and are very upmarket, better than my i20 Asta, overall car gives the look and feel of compact SUV...
Did you get to touch & feel the interiors or a glance from outside? In case you could get inside, hope you have some more details on the ingress-egress, seat positioning, space etc!
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Here is my lame entry for the Ford Contest!

http://ecosportdiscoveries.co.in/dis...my-food-beach/

Who else from team BHP is participating? After months and months of waiting, i cant believe its gona take another 3 months...Ford really is testing my patience!
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Heyy, I'm participating too.

Here is my entry

https://ecosportdiscoveries.co.in/discovery/the-lake/
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Team-Bhp Eco sport discussion featured on the "Ford Ecosport Buzz"

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Here is my lame entry for the Ecosport. If you can manage to see it, please help a needy soul with a new car

https://ecosportdiscoveries.co.in/di...aven-on-earth/

On other news, i did test drive the Duster and was peeved by the fact that there is no test car for the petrol version. Anyway, i dint like it much. Compared to my Fusion the driving pleasure is lacking. Steering is too soft and it does behave a bit like an elephant after having a nicotine fix.

I was talking to the guys in Metro ford and all of them are zipping their lips and talking about June - July. Will wait as am not in a rush

Finally, a question to the group - with Fiesta, Figo why couldnt Ford call their vehicle Futuresport !! What is behind naming most of their vehicles with words starting in F or E
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More than 170 mm GC for civic? I don't think so
I know, sounds tough to believe. Have a look here

http://www.hondacarindia.com/civic/Specifications.html
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Here is my lame entry for the Ford Contest!

http://ecosportdiscoveries.co.in/dis...my-food-beach/

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Heyy, I'm participating too.

Here is my entry

https://ecosportdiscoveries.co.in/discovery/the-lake/
Guys,

I have been trying to create an account and it never lets me create it and asks me to fill in password again and again but never succeeds! Very irritating. It says "Must be at least 8 characters long, with at least one letter and number". Tried all combinations of passwords and it still doesn't go through. How did it go through for you folks?
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