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Old 23rd April 2013, 08:02   #16
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The escort really goes well with the cossie name attached to it. Those were awesome machines. Why oh why, do we not have something like that in India. Unfortunately we are too mileage obsessed for somebody to bring out a quick family car.
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Originally Posted by Maky View Post
Oh you've caught my attention with that post. Is it the same vehicle that went up against the maruti esteem in 1995?
Do you remember what price it was sold at? I think the esteem was 6ish L.
Yes the rock solid Escort gave competition to the nimble Esteem. I think the prices started at 6.5L ex showroom. 1996 it was I think. I remember two of my friends having those diesel Escorts - tank-like doors, good torquey machines and very very stable on the highways.

I hope the all new Escort is built still as strong as its older cousin! Fuel efficiency can take the backseat
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The news also says that it is based on the new Ford focus, but not exactly which variant. If its true then it shall be based on currently Ford Focus variants available in asia as-
2.0L EcoBoostTM GTDI (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection), producing 340Nm torque @ 1750rpm
Transimission is MMT6 6-Speed Manual
2.0L Ti-VCT GDI I-4 Engine, producing 202Nm of torque 4450 rpm
Transimission is Powershift® 6-speed Dual Clutch Automatic

Also loaded with gadgets like Active Park Assist, Active City Stop, Torque Vectoring Control, EcoMode, Power Start, Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror, 4.2” Multi-function display, Bluetooth® & Voice Command, Automatic Air Condition with Dual climate control (Not sure what shall make up to form the new Escort)

I personally found the Torque Vectoring Control interesting and new, per ford this reacts to the road surface 100 times per second and repeatedly balances the amount of power and braking delivered to the two front wheels to maximise grip and sharpen handling, helping you round corners and over undulations on the road. Technically how this is improving the drivebility, Im not sure of..

Hope you find this information helpful !!
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