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Old 3rd April 2013, 16:53   #451
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Ecosport is expected to be a direct rival for Encore in China.

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Ecosport in this color looks surprisingly good. I was thinking that it would look good only in bright colors.
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Video of India's biggest Domino drop at the Ecosport unveil event.

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Records are meant to be broken! That is what we attempted this Sunday at India's most checked in location - Select Citywalk in New Delhi, when Cologne Domino Team unfolded the journey of Ford EcoSport in the most spectacular toppling of Dominoes.

This spectacular event was part of EcoSport's Urban Discoveries campaign. Cologne Domino Team had been working for over 150 man hours arranging more than 80,000 dominoes leading up to the event on Sunday.
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how can you say that.
With 4280m length, encore will already attract 10% more excise and can never be cheaper than ecsport.
Yeah, perhaps it will never be lower priced than either of those. But considering it is a similar product - a compact SUV built on a platform of similar size - Ecosport on Fiesta and Encore on Chevy Aveo - It is not hard to imagine how it can be priced similarly. Anyway, I seriously think that a lot of the manufacturers are going to bring products to compete in that segment in India - it is the red hot segment now. VW Taigun could be next, not sure what next.
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With so much hype and no show, I hope Ecosport sales too dont fall like those dominoes!
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I really appreciate the Japs that way, look at Honda the Amaze is here without any fanfare etc., they are like Nike, just do it! Ford Launch the car, that's it.
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This is a bit subjective. I find the thin seats with fixed integrated headrests in Honda Amaze really cheap looking, rather like an autorickshaw seat.

However Ecosport is a global car that will be sold in over a 100 countries, so one can assume certain standards of build quality have not been compromised, a good wxample is the strong and heavily built doors.
I do appreciate the need for strength of material and construction. I wanted to see a strong, fully packed mini SUV with independent traction control etc. But, see that optimization is the key. From the management terms it is called Value Engineering: keeping the scope same, but achieving results with less wastage. Ford should have optimized the Engine placements, Seat frame, real leg space and boot space. Many people are now backseaters with a driver hired. Door thickness I saw as primarily coming from the plastic frame. The seat thickness can be reduced by making strong and thin frame, without reducing the foam/thigh support, Boot space: I think the geometry is totally awkard here to put things in, compared to fusion which comes in same league. Interior movement -space is less when compared to fusion.
When rear seats are folded down will it create a fully flat surface from BOOT to Front as in cheverlot Beat/Trax.

Isnt this a design reversal ?

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From the management terms it is called Value Engineering: keeping the scope same, but achieving results with less wastage. Ford should have optimized the Engine placements, Seat frame, real leg space and boot space. Many people are now backseaters with a driver hired. Door thickness I saw as primarily coming from the plastic frame. The seat thickness can be reduced by making strong and thin frame, without reducing the foam/thigh support, Boot space: I think the geometry is totally awkard here to put things in, compared to fusion which comes in same league. Interior movement -space is less when compared to fusion.
Want more space? get a bigger car. You can't create space without compromising on something else, be it safety, comfort or reliability. Ford is known for its driving dynamics. Rather than asking Ford to learn from Honda, if you like the Honda way of packaging, you should go with Honda.
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Duster is 4.3m C2 segment car. Ecosport is sub-4m car with a spare wheel that makes it look longer. They are in different segments. Ecosport may create a whole new segment (B3?) if it succeeds.
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Want more space? get a bigger car. You can't create space without compromising on something else, be it safety, comfort or reliability. Ford is known for its driving dynamics. Rather than asking Ford to learn from Honda, if you like the Honda way of packaging, you should go with Honda.
Well said. I see some meanigless criticisms here against the car. I think some people want to buy a car that looks like Ferrari, seats like Innova, has a ground clearance of Hummer, provides safety of a battle-tank, sips fuel like a 100 cc motorcycle and costs as much as a Nano. They can keep waiting all their lives to buy a car.
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Just confirmed from Bhagat Ford,Ludhiana.

EcoSport to be on display starting tomorrow 10 AM onwards,
at Wave Mall (formely The WestEnd Mall).
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Got an SMS that the EcoSport will be on display at the newly opened Lulu Mall, Cochin from April 5th to 7th.
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Today, Ford salesperson called me up to follow up his yet to be launched car. 1st call in a month after booking. He subtly advised me not to make a hasty decision before seeing the actual car & test drive. I persisted a lot in asking why what happened, when are they launching & even made a passing remark about my Amaze booking. He said "That's why I called Sir". Boy, a yet to be launched car worried about the sedan puppy of Honda!

With the petrol price cut, even I'm now in 2 minds about Amaze. Wait for EcoBoost worth it?
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Just confirmed from Bhagat Ford,Ludhiana.

EcoSport to be on display starting tomorrow 10 AM onwards,
at Wave Mall (formely The WestEnd Mall).
If you are going to see the Ecosport & run into any Ford people ask them whether the 1.5L Petrol AT(auto gearbox) will have a variant with 6 airbags. Also whether AT version of Ecoboost will be launched later.

Thanks in advance.
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If you are going to see the Ecosport & run into any Ford people ask them whether the 1.5L Petrol AT(auto gearbox) will have a variant with 6 airbags. Also whether AT version of Ecoboost will be launched later.

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Will do...
Also if any other Bhpians want me to check out some details that has been left out in the past pages of the thread, I would be happy to.

I personally would like to confirm the 6 airbags + ESP
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Hi,
For this class of car, is China a chauffeur driven market?

India is sometimes made the production hub for RHD vehicles. For SA, Oz, and England, where will the Ecosport be manufactured. If India, will these countries get the Indian Wheelbase?

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