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


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th December 2011, 21:05   #211
BHPian
 
Fusion2006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 150
Thanked: 23 Times
Default

Whatever happened to the Ford Ecosport thread?

I am still unable to open it.
Fusion2006 is offline  
Old 19th December 2011, 15:26   #212
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 101
Thanked: 134 Times
Default Re: Ford India's future line up

Have not been able to open the Ford EcoSport thread for over a week now.
Keep getting the following msg:

<The page isn't redirecting properly
Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.>

Mods, can the page be restored please?
thanks,
Musa is offline  
Old 19th December 2011, 19:08   #213
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1,578
Thanked: 120 Times
Default Re: Ford India's future line up

Ford has finally confirmed that the EcoSport will be globally unveiled first at the Auto Expo at Delhi

Ford confirms Auto Expo plans - News - Autocar India
fx45 is offline  
Old 19th December 2011, 22:45   #214
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 101
Thanked: 134 Times
Default Re: Ford India's future line up

Wonderful news. Hopefully a confirmed timeline to work with!
But is there any official statement by Ford India?

The waiting is really testing my patience!
If they don't launch the EcoSport by AutoExpo now then I will probably just end up buying something else !!

Thanks fx45 for the post.


Quote:
Originally Posted by fx45 View Post
Ford has finally confirmed that the EcoSport will be globally unveiled first at the Auto Expo at Delhi

Ford confirms Auto Expo plans - News - Autocar India
Musa is offline  
Old 20th December 2011, 00:54   #215
Senior - BHPian
 
anachronix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Madras
Posts: 3,250
Thanked: 1,241 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Musa
Wonderful news. Hopefully a confirmed timeline to work with!
But is there any official statement by Ford India?

The waiting is really testing my patience!
If they don't launch the EcoSport by AutoExpo now then I will probably just end up buying something else !!

Thanks fx45 for the post.
Ford is unveiling the Ecosport at the Autoshow. But, the Ecosport will go on sale only by mid 2012!
anachronix is offline  
Old 20th December 2011, 05:52   #216
BHPian
 
abhi413's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 214
Thanked: 101 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anachronix

Ford is unveiling the Ecosport at the Autoshow. But, the Ecosport will go on sale only by mid 2012!
What!? Are you sure of this, who's the source? I was under the impression all along that the Ecosport is ACTUALLY getting launched, and not just showcased, at the expo! Where's Mr. Mustang.101 when you need him? S.O.S. Him, someone!
Somehow with time it appears there are hardly any actual, worthwhile launches happening at the auto expo this time. What a shame!
abhi413 is offline  
Old 20th December 2011, 06:15   #217
Senior - BHPian
 
aravind.anand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1,378
Thanked: 1,791 Times
Default Re: Ford India's future line up

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhi413 View Post
What!? Are you sure of this, who's the source? I was under the impression all along that the Ecosport is ACTUALLY getting launched, and not just showcased, at the expo! Where's Mr. Mustang.101 when you need him? S.O.S. Him, someone!
Somehow with time it appears there are hardly any actual, worthwhile launches happening at the auto expo this time. What a shame!
There isn't a definitive source Abhi. But the following factors suggest so -
1. Ford has always showcased its future product much ahead of its actual launch - Remember the Figo & Fiesta story?
2. Nobody has caught a EcoSport test mule in India thus far!
3. Fiesta underwent lot of testing in India and the car's test mule was spotted several times even before the unveil.
4. Ford India spokesperson has clearly mentioned they will be "unveiling" their next product during the Auto Expo, not launch it
aravind.anand is offline  
Old 20th December 2011, 07:49   #218
Distinguished - BHPian
 
vb-san's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: S'pore/Thrissur
Posts: 4,698
Thanked: 3,890 Times
Default Re: Ford India's future line up

^^Well, the unveiling and delayed launch approach worked big time for the Figo, but failed miserably in case of the new Fiesta. IMHO, there is only key parameter which will determine the fate of the product – pricing. Hope Ford has learned from the Fiesta experience.
vb-san is offline  
Old 20th December 2011, 10:16   #219
BHPian
 
Fusion2006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 150
Thanked: 23 Times
Default Re: Ford India's future line up

Quote:
Originally Posted by anachronix View Post
Ford is unveiling the Ecosport at the Autoshow. But, the Ecosport will go on sale only by mid 2012!
Then it seems both the Ecosport and Duster will be available at pretty much the same time. Perhaps they will be playing a game of chicken to see who announces the pricing first in order to take advantage of that!
Fusion2006 is offline  
Old 20th December 2011, 12:26   #220
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Andromeda
Posts: 311
Thanked: 59 Times
Default Re: Ford India's future line up

Any guess on the pricing of Eco Sport? I feel that if it is correctly priced, it should do good numbers in terms of sale.
joe1980 is offline  
Old 20th December 2011, 12:42   #221
BHPian
 
nayaksudhir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Noida
Posts: 57
Thanked: 27 Times
Default

I guess base model diesel will be priced somewhere around 6.49 Lacs... (basically <6.5 lacs).

Given that duster is launching between 7-9 lacs, and is a bigger vehicle, must prompt Ford to ensure minimal overlap (model to model difference >50k) for it to be a runaway success.
nayaksudhir is offline  
Old 20th December 2011, 18:48   #222
BHPian
 
Royal_Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 44
Thanked: 4 Times
Default Re: Ford India's future line up

Why are they not launching Mustang here?
Royal_Snake is offline  
Old 20th December 2011, 21:35   #223
BHPian
 
one-77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: KL08/MH01
Posts: 358
Thanked: 198 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Royal_Snake
Why are they not launching Mustang here?
The Mustang doesn't come in right hand drive, IIRC. It'd be nice to have this legendary American car here, though. Sigh!
one-77 is offline  
Old 20th December 2011, 21:57   #224
Senior - BHPian
 
aravind.anand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1,378
Thanked: 1,791 Times
Default Re: Ford India's future line up

Quote:
Originally Posted by nayaksudhir View Post
I guess base model diesel will be priced somewhere around 6.49 Lacs... (basically <6.5 lacs).

Given that duster is launching between 7-9 lacs, and is a bigger vehicle, must prompt Ford to ensure minimal overlap (model to model difference >50k) for it to be a runaway success.
I dont think so. Though both the EcoSport and the Duster would be SUVs costing less than 10 lakhs, they have very different target groups. IMHO the Duster would aim to grab the attention of a space concious, practicality seeking customer, for whom Brand image isn't a real big concern. While the Ford EcoSport is more for the style conscious urban dwelling customer, who doesn't need a true off roader.
So, though pricing is a key factor deciding the fate of both these SUVs, I feel the pricing of one might not have a major effect on the other
aravind.anand is offline  
Old 23rd December 2011, 15:55   #225
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 101
Thanked: 134 Times
Default Re: Ford India's future line up

Ford India's FB page announces the unveiling of a new vehicle on 4 Jan.
https://www.facebook.com/FordIndia?s...55803051187837
Musa is offline   (1) Thanks
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6 month old Ford Figo DCT: Battery dead 7 times! An ordeal with Bhagat Ford & Ford India Night Raven Technical Stuff 27 20th September 2016 16:25
The future of GM, Ford & FIAT in India... prateekswarup The Indian Car Scene 17 18th July 2013 15:48
Ford petrol product line gap. WindRide The Indian Car Scene 12 6th May 2010 14:31
Ford India introduces new Fiesta line-up with ABS, DRIVER AIRBAG, 1.6 ZXI and more sidindica The Indian Car Scene 37 14th February 2008 17:30


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:00.

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