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Old 12th March 2013, 11:49   #3091
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It is indeed a media preview. My bad :(
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Ford might kill the golden goose with the pricing again!!! - Chinese Ecosport launching on March 19 at price range of 8.2 to 11.3 Lakhs.

http://www.rushlane.com/china-ecospo...d-1269377.html

IMO - it should be priced with topend less than 10L-11L OTR.
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Ford might kill the golden goose with the pricing again!!! - Chinese Ecosport launching on March 19 at price range of 8.2 to 11.3 Lakhs.

http://www.rushlane.com/china-ecospo...d-1269377.html

IMO - it should be priced with topend less than 10L-11L OTR.
Indian Ecosport will have benefit of 12% Excise cut plus no Sunroof- resulting in price cut of 1.4Lacs.
Titanium Plus would be priced at 9.90L (Titanium Plus of Fiesta is 10.3L).
Don't even think that Ford will price it above Fiesta. It would be priced at par with it.

And why is everyone talking of Stealing of Spare Tyre? Its already present on Endeavour and I haven't seen any of them being stolen.

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Just got word that demo vehicles have reached a certain Delhi Ford Dealership.

Dealer is accepting pre bookings and has already amassed close to a 150 bookings.

I called up Ford dealership in Gurgaon, Ecosport will be on display at Select City Walk, Delhi from 15th till 17th March and Ambience Mall, Gurgaon from 22nd till 24th March.
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I called up Ford dealership in Gurgaon, Ecosport will be on display at Select City Walk, Delhi from 15th till 17th March and Ambience Mall, Gurgaon from 22nd till 24th March.
The Ecosport 1.0 Ltr Ecoboost Titanium version (in orange) has been lying at their service center for quite sometime now. Maybe they will put that on display.
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And why is everyone talking of Stealing of Spare Tyre? Its already present on Endeavour and I haven't seen any of them being stolen.
Well, how many Endeavours do we see on road? Most of those fewer ones are probably parked inside or garaged. Ecosport, on the other hand, will sell in thousands per month, if its pre-launch popularity is any indication. That is why.
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Well, how many Endeavours do we see on road? Most of those fewer ones are probably parked inside or garaged. Ecosport, on the other hand, will sell in thousands per month, if its pre-launch popularity is any indication. That is why.
Endeavour sells around 1500/year and 60% of them are sold in Punjab(most of them are sold in rural areas) and I don't think Punjabis buy it to park in Garage
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Well, how many Endeavours do we see on road? Most of those fewer ones are probably parked inside or garaged. Ecosport, on the other hand, will sell in thousands per month, if its pre-launch popularity is any indication. That is why.
Well buddie, do not worry. Am sure the spare tire without any protection will not be a deal breaker. We Indians are very good with our jugaad, can you remember the one that Mahindra has for its spare wheel that they hung on the rear door? They drilled a hole of around 6 MM on one of the bolts and put in a Godrej Navtal 7 Levers lock to prevent the bolt from being unbolted completely.
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Calling Ford Motors once again :

Guys, please ensure you price the Ecosport right. We need killer pricing and not killing pricing. Hope the morons from the Fiesta promotion team have been retired.

That said, the Fiesta promotion and pricing with some timely tweaking, might have gained a footing in the sedan market. But that is talking about lost opportunities.

The Fiesta is a wonderful car to drive 24K Kms. and 1.5 years later.
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The Fiesta is a wonderful car to drive 24K Kms. and 1.5 years later.
And you know why? It was not built for a price. Hope they continue that with the ecosport too. We deserve quality. For the rest of the lot, they have the Duster.
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I know, right? I had the same reaction when I first saw that ad. Big goof up by the producers of the ad, more so by the pak. actor. I hope people on the streets don't start calling it EchoSport now after the ad, that would be shame.
I mean, its such a nice name EcoSport, especially considering its almost an oxymoron.

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Nice potshot on the name there, the oxymoron bit, that is
I was also bit peeved with the guy mispronouncing the car's name. By the way, this guy is Mantra, RJ of a popular FM channel in Mumbai, and runs a show called Mumbai Local.
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Nice potshot on the name there, the oxymoron bit, that is
I was also bit peeved with the guy mispronouncing the car's name. By the way, this guy is Mantra, RJ of a popular FM channel in Mumbai, and runs a show called Mumbai Local.
And appears on the SAB TV show - comedy circus. And trust me, he is no where near being funny (at least on TV). I'm so surprised that Ford picked him?? Weren't there any other worthy contenders to shoot for Mumbai?
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Note from Mod: There are several spelling & grammatical errors in your posts. This negatively affects the board experience for other readers.

Kindly ensure that you proof-read your posts prior to submission. Also, it would be a good idea to use spell-checkers.

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Just Recieved a mail from Ford India, inviting me to check out the Ford Ecosport between 15th to 17th March. Seems the launch is around the corner.

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A customer looks at the base price. He looks at the price of the base model and walks in and buys a top of the line option pack. That's where ford went wrong in my opinion.

The base price of the fiesta was 8.23 lakh compared to Hyundai's 6.99 lakh. It was a different matter altogether that the base fiesta was comparable to the second or third Verna. The simple effect of the base price drew in customers by the droves to Hyundai and none at all for the fiesta.
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