Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th September 2012, 21:42   #1336
Distinguished - BHPian
 
condor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Speed-brkr City
Posts: 10,758
Thanked: 4,347 Times
Default Re: Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

Quote:
Originally Posted by Surprise View Post
I own a Fiesta diesel which has done closer to 60k in 14 months. Stories floating around indicate heavy maintenance on owning a ford after 50k kms. So bit confused whether to retain it, till it does 1-1.2 L kms or sell it now. Any idea on how the car will fare, assuming regular maintenance done without any compromise, on longer term.
Assuming you have done required maintenance on time, you should have warranty left. Even otherwise, I'd suggest to keep it.
condor is online now   (1) Thanks
Old 16th September 2012, 22:34   #1337
MHG
BHPian
 
MHG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 339
Thanked: 282 Times
Default Re: Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

Quote:
Originally Posted by bageherath View Post
...
Ecosport

Length(mm) 4241 (Including Spare)
...
Could it reach under 4m length when the spare is excluded ? I believe the Mahindra Quantro did the same, calculating the 4m length without the spare.
MHG is offline  
Old 17th September 2012, 12:52   #1338
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kochi
Posts: 55
Thanked: 28 Times
Default Re: Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

Guys, posting the video review link of the Ecosport by Autocar. Check it out.

http://www.autocarindia.com/Video/31...eo-review.aspx
220kmph is offline  
Old 17th September 2012, 16:54   #1339
Senior - BHPian
 
AutoIndian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: PCMC, Pune-MH14
Posts: 3,120
Thanked: 3,818 Times
Default Re: Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

Quote:
Originally Posted by 220kmph View Post
Guys, posting the video review link of the Ecosport by Autocar. Check it out.

http://www.autocarindia.com/Video/31...eo-review.aspx
Thanks, but this link was already posted by fellow TBHPian wordsworth on this very thread on 8th Sep. Below is his post.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wordsworth View Post
An exclusive video of the ecosport courtesy autocar

http://www.autocarindia.com/Video/31...ia+Videos+feed
AutoIndian is offline  
Old 17th September 2012, 18:40   #1340
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kochi
Posts: 55
Thanked: 28 Times
Default Re: Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

Quote:
Originally Posted by AutoIndian View Post
Thanks, but this link was already posted by fellow TBHPian wordsworth on this very thread on 8th Sep. Below is his post.
Woops, my bad . Didn't realise it is already on the forum. Maybe you could consider this as a referesher.
220kmph is offline  
Old 17th September 2012, 18:46   #1341
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 286
Thanked: 152 Times
Default Re: Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

Quote:
Originally Posted by AutoIndian View Post
So heightwise both the Duster & Ecosport are almost identical. However Duster, it seems, is 57mm wider than the Ecosport & where it trumps the Ecosport is the wheelbase, a whopping 152mm greater, resulting in better legroom for rear seats & bigger boot. However Ecosport being under the all important 4m mark would have the obvious advantage of lower excise duty. This is the distinct advantage for Ecosport & should help Ford price it quite aggressively compared to the Duster.

One thing not mentioned above is the ground clearance. Duster at 205mm sits only 5mm higher than the Ecosport, which is at 200mm. This should be sufficient given its shorter wheelbase.

Note: Fiesta wheelbase is 2489mm, so Ecosport has a 32mm advantage. Also Ecosport having 3 position reclining back seats, the rear seats in the Ecosport can be expected to be roomier & spacious compared to the Fiesta.
Also, looks like ecosport has a higher seating position compared to duster. Just an observation, not sure though.
klassics45 is offline  
Old 19th September 2012, 09:01   #1342
BHPian
 
rajesh.sml's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Zirakpur
Posts: 68
Thanked: 14 Times
Default Re: Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

Not sure when folks deducting 300mm for S Mirrors.. that is too much I guess.

ecosport will be a hit priced correctly. The sub 4m benefit should be passed on to the customer. I am an ford ikon owner and was waiting to upgrade to fiesta, but new fiesta was launched too pricey; that had my plans put off.

Hoping that ecosport is proced correctly. I having an apprehension that an upgrade from Ikon flair to ecopsort will it be good .. I will losse on good boot space
rajesh.sml is offline  
Old 19th September 2012, 20:17   #1343
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chennai
Posts: 37
Thanked: 14 Times
Default Re: Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

I am a Proud and satisfied Ford Fiesta 1.6 owner for the past 4.5 years. I do expect the similar kind of performance with the Ecosport. This is build on a global B2E platform (global Fiesta shares this platform). The Exterior looks agressive and interior will be similar to that of a new Fiesta. But it all depends on how Ford India is gonna price this little beast.
I trust Ford would have corrected their errors on the failure of Fusion (with the pricing), which was an Excellant vechicle both in comfort and performance.
The overall length of the vehicle including the spare wheel would be 4.2 m.
Specs of the existing model is as below,

Overall length of vehicle (mm) 4241
Fuel tank (l) 52
Wheelbase (mm) 2521
Overall width of the vehicle (rear view) (mm) 2057
Overall width of the vehicle (no mirror) (mm) 1765
Travelocity is offline  
Old 20th September 2012, 10:10   #1344
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 58
Thanked: 28 Times
Default

Saw in some newspaper yest that Ecosport launch is due in Jan'13. I was so badly hoping that they launch in Nov/ Diwali.:-(

Too loooong a wait. Won't it eat up half of their prospective buyers?
nitinr30 is offline  
Old 20th September 2012, 12:52   #1345
BHPian
 
sharninder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Goon-Gaon
Posts: 359
Thanked: 98 Times
Default Re: Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitinr30 View Post
Saw in some newspaper yest that Ecosport launch is due in Jan'13. I was so badly hoping that they launch in Nov/ Diwali.:-(

Too loooong a wait. Won't it eat up half of their prospective buyers?
Exactly! If you leave people like the tbhpians aside, half of India waits for the diwali "Discounts" to buy their next car and Ford will lose out on those buyers. They should atleast start pre-bookings during this time, even though there won't be any discounts on a new launch.
sharninder is offline  
Old 20th September 2012, 17:23   #1346
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: chennai
Posts: 106
Thanked: 18 Times
Default Re: Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

The Hindu's version of Ecosport review on the Brazil model in the below link.
http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-sty...cle3910941.ece
ndinesh is offline  
Old 20th September 2012, 17:58   #1347
Senior - BHPian
 
agambhandari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Delhi,Ludhiana
Posts: 1,183
Thanked: 901 Times
Default Re: Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

Its just an edited out version of the original Autocar Review.
agambhandari is offline  
Old 21st September 2012, 00:09   #1348
Distinguished - BHPian
 
swiftnfurious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 6,449
Thanked: 6,438 Times
Default Re: Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitinr30 View Post
Saw in some newspaper yest that Ecosport launch is due in Jan'13. I was so badly hoping that they launch in Nov/ Diwali.:-(

Too loooong a wait. Won't it eat up half of their prospective buyers?
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharninder View Post
Exactly! If you leave people like the tbhpians aside, half of India waits for the diwali "Discounts" to buy their next car and Ford will lose out on those buyers. They should atleast start pre-bookings during this time, even though there won't be any discounts on a new launch.
Some rumours were doing the rounds that Ecosport will be unveiled during Oct/Nov 2012 & bookings also might commence from then. Actual deliveries might start in Jan 2013. Don't know how far is it true to the point!
swiftnfurious is offline  
Old 21st September 2012, 09:16   #1349
BHPian
 
VishnuNarayanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 118
Thanked: 73 Times
Default Re: Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

Quote:
Originally Posted by swiftnfurious View Post
Some rumours were doing the rounds that Ecosport will be unveiled during Oct/Nov 2012 & bookings also might commence from then. Actual deliveries might start in Jan 2013. Don't know how far is it true to the point!
It would be nice if Ford launches it as per the reports.
But I am of the thought that Ford would silently observe how Quanto intrudes into the Indian market and see the response of the crowd before bringing in their little SUV.
I think Ford is planning to play safe with the pricing of Ecosport because the Fiesta sedan sold in low sales numbers only because of the wrong pricing strategy and if Ford goes wrong with the pricing again it would be hard time ahead for the American manufacturer.
VishnuNarayanan is offline  
Old 21st September 2012, 12:14   #1350
BHPian
 
suchit23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 155
Thanked: 252 Times
Default Re: Ford EcoSport Preview @ Auto Expo 2012. EDIT : Indian Spy Pics on Pg. 33

Quote:
Originally Posted by VishnuNarayanan View Post
But I am of the thought that Ford would silently observe how Quanto intrudes into the Indian market and see the response of the crowd before bringing in their little SUV.
I think Ford is planning to play safe with the pricing of Ecosport because the Fiesta sedan sold in low sales numbers only because of the wrong pricing strategy and if Ford goes wrong with the pricing again it would be hard time ahead for the American manufacturer.
+1 to this. When ever I have read any official launch timing from Ford themselves they have always said first quarter in 2013. Even though various auto mags have reported Jan 2013 out of their excitement. This means they want to keep the launch timing open and decide based on other factors and play it safe with the price.
suchit23 is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The DC Avanti Sports Car : Auto Expo 2012 EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 36 lakhs! GTO Super-Cars & Imports in India 265 20th April 2017 20:58
The Mega Auto Expo 2012 Thread : General Discussion, Live Feed & Pics GTO The Indian Car Scene 522 16th January 2013 09:34
Renault (including Duster Unveil) @ Auto Expo 2012 - EDIT: Now launched at 7.19 Lacs Rehaan The Indian Car Scene 1632 5th July 2012 03:03
Wheelosphere at The Hindu Chennai Auto Expo The Hindu Chennai Auto Expo 2010 udayjani The Indian Car Scene 3 10th October 2010 16:54


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 00:34.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks