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Old 24th April 2012, 13:08   #646
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Thanks for the pics MAS.
From the pics, the car doesnt look like 4.2m+ length. Its quite wide alright. Makes me wonder if the 4.2m spec includes the tyres. The more I see it, the less and less it looks like an SUV.

And seriously Ford, whats the obsession with this color?

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Are all the four suspensions independent? I guess not, would have loved though. May be the car looks its best in this color, but I have never seen any images of this car in any other color (reasons?). I am not a fan on this color, how is it going to look in white, pearl etc.
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The production model was unveiled in Beijing Auto Show yesterday. Yahoo has a story on it today. They say it will be priced between Rs 7 to 9 lakh in India. The showroom here said it will be launched before the Pujas but no confirmed dates yet. Keeping fingers crossed. If indeed it is priced at that level, Scorpio better watch out. This one will sting.
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Interior pics and the overall specifications looks very promising. Hope they stick to what is depicted and not screw up like the interiors in the new Fiesta.

And of course, pricing it appropriately, right from the launch is very crucial as learnt from the case of the Fiesta. Launching it as over priced car and reducing by a lakh or two after 6 months is certainly not going to help.

A general observation, I felt the dashboard a tad bit higher than usual. May pose some visibility problems to the shorter ones. Does any one else felt so too?

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And seriously Ford, whats the obsession with this color?
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May be the car looks its best in this color, but I have never seen any images of this car in any other color (reasons?). I am not a fan on this color, how is it going to look in white, pearl etc.
Just a promo strategy - using a same color, and a distinct one at that, catches our attention better. Remember, all Figo promos showed it in green, with that red dash.
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some more images from Beijing show

Ford EcoSport production version revealed Photos | Pictures - Yahoo! News India
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And here's the video that covers Ford Ecosport from all angles. Apparently this video has been released officially by Ford Brazilia. Source: Indian Auto Blog.



I don't understand this- the production version of Brazil doesn't come with a spare wheel cover (it is in fact bolted onto the swing gate with only three nuts if you observe closely, cost cutting? ) while the Chinese and Indian markets get the PAINTED ( ) spare wheel cover that so spoils the look of the car, what logic is that?!
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I don't understand this- the production version of Brazil doesn't come with a spare wheel cover (it is in fact bolted onto the swing gate with only three nuts if you observe closely, cost cutting? ) while the Chinese and Indian markets get the PAINTED ( ) spare wheel cover that so spoils the look of the car, what logic is that?!
Why this kolevari? Just remove the spare cover if you dont like

The video makes it look a bit bigger than what was perceived in the pic. Maybe it is 4.2m. I havnt been to auto expo, but some of you guys have been. Does the vehicle look 4.2m without the wheel? In other words is it decidedly much longer than the Figo?

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I don't understand this- the production version of Brazil doesn't come with a spare wheel cover (it is in fact bolted onto the swing gate with only three nuts if you observe closely, cost cutting? ) while the Chinese and Indian markets get the PAINTED ( ) spare wheel cover that so spoils the look of the car, what logic is that?!
I dont think you need to break your head so much worrying about that. There definitely would be an option to remove the cover if you don't like the looks of it
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Thanks MAS. And thanks to the Brazilian brothers. Stunning pics.

Driver armrest is too small IMHO. Might be a stupid question but nonetheless - rear hatch door always should open to the left side?
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Might be a stupid question but nonetheless - rear hatch door always should open to the left side?
Didn't quite get you. Even the Ford India website picture shows that the boot door of the Ecosport opens on the left side (I mean handle on right side & hinges on left side). Refer the picture below.
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Didn't quite get you. Even the Ford India website picture shows that the boot door of the Ecosport opens on the left side (I mean handle on right side & hinges on left side). Refer the picture below.
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I have a problem in the way this door hatch opens! When you are in a parking spot, with a car behind you or a wall behind you, this would be very difficult to open to the side.

Now if at all it opens to the side, ergonomically, should it be hinged to the left or the right in India? Hinge on the top is the best, nevertheless.
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Now if at all it opens to the side, ergonomically, should it be hinged to the left or the right in India? Hinge on the top is the best, nevertheless.
This was covered a few pages back. Since the spare wheel is mounted on the boot door, it significantly increases its weight! Now if the hydraulic arm supporting the boot were to fail (with someone standing below), it would result in lots of lawsuits for Ford! Hence the side ways opening of the boot.
This design is present in almost all of the vehicles with the spare mounted on the door.
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This design is present in almost all of the vehicles with the spare mounted on the door.
I missed that part of the conversation. Anyway, opening to the left or right, which is best in the case of India?
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@vineethvazhayil
You echoed my thoughts, could be a pain in parking lots.

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Didn't quite get you.
Well, from both ergonomic and utilitarian point of view, should the hinge be on the left or on the right side?
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