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Old 16th May 2013, 09:18   #1006
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What happened to Team BHP review? The reviewers had taken the test drive quite a few days ago. Please publish it soon
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From Motoroids review --
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In addition, the unique engine mount system reduces overall vibration when idling or pulling away from low revs. Also, the 1.0 Ecoboost has a belt-in-oil drive system and a specially designed Clutch and flywheel to minimize vibrations and noise for a quieter driving experience.
What does that mean to my cost of ownership over long term? Will they able to price the maintenance/service experience well?

Motoroids seems to have hired a new reporter! This is unlike any review they have put up ever so far.
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I don't understand how being in a 'different class altogether' exempts the evoque from this comparison. The figo is as different from the ecosport in its positioning as the safari from the evoque. If anything, its an apt example.
That's as far off as you can get. You are comparing a 80lac car with a 15 lac car? Lets compare the puny Evoque with a Hummer H1 and lets see who gets more eyeballs.
You may not like it, but most people will equate the EcoSport with a large hatchback, no matter how much of SUV Ford claim it will be.
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One more review from Motoroids on the Ecosport - http://motoroids.com/reviews/ford-ec...punchy-packet/

Must say well put together.
Now all depends on the pricing by Ford to make it a smashing hit or not.
Bring it on Ford by pricing it well initially ala Duster.
Yes, thats a fantastic review, covers all aspects in depth and very good pictures also!!
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One more review from Motoroids on the Ecosport - http://motoroids.com/reviews/ford-ec...punchy-packet/

Must say well put together.
Now all depends on the pricing by Ford to make it a smashing hit or not.
Bring it on Ford by pricing it well initially ala Duster.
Absolutely spot on review. Has covered almost all the aspects of the car.
Very detailed and direct statements.
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Some one was lucky enough to crash one too, while a few lesser mortals like us are awaiting to test drive one yet .

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Old 16th May 2013, 11:51   #1012
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Ouch, I'm yet to see the ecosport and someone already crashed this and that too in Goa? So did the star safety feature of the ecosport work in this case sucessfully?
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Some one was lucky enough to crash one too
Cheeky foot-note in the Facebook link you shared
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Fortunately, our colleagues in the car are fine and all the safety features work like a charm, including the emergency assist which had an ambulance at the scene in 5 minutes…
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I am comparing it with premium hatchback, so that they price it accordingly
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Good you understood, no matter what people say or defend, there is no way the EcoSport will 'not' look like a blown up hatchback. And its not me, even the reviewer are saying so, comparing it constantly with premium hatchbacks
Because that is what it is. At under 4mtr of length no one should expect it to match the Endeavour or Fortuner!

Comparisons with the i20 are still justified to a certain extent because Ecosport will probably be priced close to i20.

Ofcourse, no one compares the i20 to, say, an Alto even though they're both hatchbacks.

They're all different cars for different segments.
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One more review from Motoroids on the Ecosport - http://motoroids.com/reviews/ford-ec...punchy-packet/

Must say well put together.
Now all depends on the pricing by Ford to make it a smashing hit or not.
Bring it on Ford by pricing it well initially ala Duster.
Nice review.very well written.

Motoroids has mentioned that there will not be a titanium version for the diesel!! If this is the case then i am sure the ecosport will not cross 10 lakhs for the top version but it also can mean that the ecoboost titanium option will be the highest priced variant?? I dont know how well the diesel loving crowed will take to that fact that they cannot get all those feature available in the titanium version in their diesels.Only the titanium version gets airbags plus SYNC and other gadgetry but if ford is not offering this for the diesel then will the diesel sell ??
If this is true then this will be the first time that a petrol variant of a car out specs its diesel counterpart by a huge margin.Smart move by ford?? or suicidal??

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Nice review.very well written.

Motoroids has mentioned that there will not be a titanium version for the diesel!!
Yes, I also noticed that. If it's true, it'll be a very interesting move from Ford. I won't call it suicidal yet but they're really going all out to promote the Ecoboost. Wonder how it'll sell in our market.
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Some one was lucky enough to crash one too, while a few lesser mortals like us are awaiting to test drive one yet .

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the star is not born and one has already died prematurely, really pity.
May the car rest in peace.
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Some one was lucky enough to crash one too, while a few lesser mortals like us are awaiting to test drive one yet .
Dang! That's awful. Its good to know though that the occupants are fine and all the safety features worked.

Considering auto journo's pride on driving skills, I don't think anyone will own up to this anytime soon. It will be interesting to know the story of the crash tough.

@achilles101 Thanks for sharing the review, its quite an exhaustive one. Waiting for a review from our own forum.
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Carpoint Australia have reviewed the SUV & here is the link to their review report:

http://www.carpoint.com.au/reviews/2...st-drive-36607

They seem impressed with the Ecoboost engine, here is what they have to say:

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It might be smaller than most, but Ford’s new EcoSport has a big heart.... a three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that displaces only 1.0-litre (less than many big-bore motorcycles) yet punches well above its weight to deliver surprisingly perky performance.

... the EcoBoost turbo-triple is no firecracker, but there’s adequate urge right from idle and a linear power curve that keeps on delivering until 6500rpm, without ever feeling strained. And it always sounds interesting – in a similar way to the (non-turbo) triples that power the Suzuki Alto, Nissan Micra and Volkswagen up!
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