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Old 6th September 2017, 11:13   #196
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Just noticed, Ecosport has been revealed in Europe yesterday, ahead of Frankfurt show. Attaching few pictures. Notice the ST badging, which basically means those models get big alloys and different bumpers plus “sports-tuned driving dynamics”. I wonder what the "S" line that @Gannu_1 spotted few days back means

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The interiors look absolutely fabulous!
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Not sure if its the effect of the picture shot with a mobile phone, but the wheel offset looks a bit more than the other ES. Does it mean, this one sits more squat!?

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Just noticed, Ecosport has been revealed in Europe yesterday, ahead of Frankfurt show. Attaching few pictures.
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The interiors look absolutely fabulous!
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The cabin does look leaps ahead the current gen EcoSport, which itself is pretty good.

About the central a/c vents, aren't those too low to be effective for the rear bench? At that height, most of the air flow might just get obstructed by the front seat/passengers.

Love the black theme; the faint grey seat on mine feel slightly dull.
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Spotted this Ecosport Titanium S testing on the Chennai - Trichy highway near Chengalpattu (which is where Ford’s plant is located) last weekend
Agam Bhandari is right, this is indeed a dealer car. If you note closely the license plate is TN-07 BK TC which is a Tiruvanmiyur RTO plate. Ford plant test mules are always TN-19 (Chengalpattu RTO).
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Look at this car carefully, it has a ....alya motors sticker on the back
That xyz motors sticker is from the rear windshield of the car in front of the Ecosport.
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Just came across this link on News18 website -
http://www.news18.com/news/auto/2018...l-1510831.html

Obviously this is the European model - was wondering if Ford, in the light of the wonderful response to the Jeep Compass here, would have the guts and gumption to bring out the ST line here in all its glory - The new Ford EcoSport for the first time offers Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive technology for improved traction on- and off-road, combined with an advanced new 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, delivering up to 125 PS and 300 Nm of peak torque. Also offered will be Ford’s multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol in 140 PS, 125 PS and – from mid-2018 – 100 PS power outputs, with a six-speed manual gearbox; and 125 PS with a six-speed automatic gearbox featuring steering-column mounted paddle-shifters for convenient gear-shifting.
Even now the Ecosport rakes in very good numbers - around 4400 this month. Sales could really take off with more aggressive variant offerings and positioning.

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Obviously this is the European model - was wondering if Ford, in the light of the wonderful response to the Jeep Compass here, would have the guts and gumption to bring out the ST line here in all its glory
I strongly believe we might get the S (Or the Sports Variant) since that has been spotted testing many times incl. the one mentioned in the above post from Gannu_1.
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Sports variant with all wheel drive will be the new compass in this segment - ford will hammer it all the way to the bank!

Ford has to be smart - this is their bread and butter model and they have to absolutely make this version an unbeatable option - thats going to be a proper all wheel drive and ford driving dynamics.

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Guys, the speculation about the Ecosport reveal on 15th September is exactly that, just speculation, with no truth.

I have confirmed from couple of sources that the launch remains penciled in for November only, with some sort of reveal/media event happening around October, along with pre-bookings.

So it is another 45 days of wait ahead atleast..
I was eagerly waiting for the Indian pricing and variants to be revealed on the 15th of this month but that hope was dashed by this reply. Do we have hard confirmation that it's being launched in October? I already spent three months waiting for the new car launches around Diwali and don't think will be able to hold out until next year.
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Interesting to see two different views that Top Gear has about the New Ecosport.

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Wishing they had similar formatting in both their websites. Would have been easier to spot the difference.

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Interesting to see two different views that Top Gear has about the New Ecosport.....
Different markets, different tastes.

Their initial review for the UK-spec car wasn't flattering either, and it doesn't help that they have plenty of 'real' Fords to choose from, so their disappointment with a FWD pretend-crossover/compact SUV (call it whatever one likes to) isn't really surprising.
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Sports variant with all wheel drive will be the new compass in this segment - ford will hammer it all the way to the bank!

Ford has to be smart - this is their bread and butter model and they have to absolutely make this version an unbeatable option - thats going to be a proper all wheel drive and ford driving dynamics.
Just to carry this thought a bit further - what could they price the top of the line AWD+AT variants?
Currently the top version of the petrol (AT) is priced around 10 lacs and the diesel (manual) around 11 lacs. The additional features would probably push up the petrol version to 12.5 lacs and the diesel (AT+AWD) to around 14.5.
My gut tells me there would be quite a few takers for these (if showcased well).
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I don't think we are going to get a fully loaded automatic. Look at Ford's current portfolio and you'll see that there is not a single car with that configuration, and that's common across most manufacturers. For my part, I would jump at a full loaded automatic at about a ₹1 lac premium over the outgoing Titanium automatic trim.
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As per a question asked on facebook,Ford India claims the launch is still far away
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