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Old 16th November 2016, 07:34   #16
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It looks gorgeous, but I'm extremely happy to see that it isn't so good that it eclipses the original. They went a different way on the styling, more in tune with the aspire and the Figo, with Ford's new corporate grille.

The interiors look awesome, especially the screen. I'm often stunned by car makers mostly terrible attempts to make a flat, square display somehow blend in with their swoopy, curvy dashboard. It always ends up looking like an afterthought, or a replacement.

This though, throws blending in out of the window, and straight out puts the focus on the large screen which gets its own housing and is placed prominently, like it should be. Full marks.

I also like the twin USB ports, and how they've integrated the temperature display into the dial itself.
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Ford's new EcoSport SUV will be imported from India!

The EcoSport also is assembled in Brazil, Thailand and Russia and will be made in Romania starting in autumn 2017.

USA Today said the introduction of the SUV at the US auto show came with "a big surprise" !
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We build EcoSport in six locations around the globe. We sell it in 100 markets, and so, just like we make Explorers and export from here into other global markets, we are going to export EcoSport from Asia Pacific, and we are going to sell it here in the U.S
The decision to import India-made SUVs came even as Ford has come under attack in recent months from President-elect Donald Trump for moving production of small cars from the US to Mexico.

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Ford's new EcoSport SUV will be imported from India!

The EcoSport also is assembled in Brazil, Thailand and Russia and will be made in Romania starting in autumn 2017.

USA Today said the introduction of the SUV at the US auto show came with "a big surprise" !

The decision to import India-made SUVs came even as Ford has come under attack in recent months from President-elect Donald Trump for moving production of small cars from the US to Mexico.

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When would this be sold in India? Any scoop on that. Thanks.
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Old 16th November 2016, 12:01   #19
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Indian version is not comparable with the US one
- LED Lighting
- Sync 3
- Moon Roof
- Heated Seats
- 8 inch navigation
- B&O Play HD audio
- BLIS wit Cross Traffic Alert
- Auto Start-Stop
Yes that's a bummer, and high chances many of these wont get introduced here.

Still, if they can manage the Moon Roof and B&O system, it would be a great differentiator from the Brezza/SCross and help improving their numbers. 8 inch navigation should anyways be expected as a part of the facelift.
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Old 16th November 2016, 12:24   #20
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Indian version is not comparable with the US one
- LED Lighting
- Sync 3
- Moon Roof
- Heated Seats
- 8 inch navigation
- B&O Play HD audio
- BLIS wit Cross Traffic Alert
- Auto Start-Stop
Add to the list of probable miss outs
- 4x4 OR AWD.

I am not sure if Ford will offer the 4x4 in India and if offered, it may be priced exorbitantly.

Nevertheless, the newer version look fantastic IMO and looks similar to the new EDGE. Interior is where the major upgrade is and the new Infotainment system looks cool.

Need to wait-and-watch on the equipment levels of the India trims.
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Old 16th November 2016, 12:27   #21
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When would this be sold in India? Any scoop on that. Thanks.
Next year, most probably targeting the festive season of 2017 (think Diwali).

Engine options might remain unchanged, though.
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Old 16th November 2016, 12:32   #22
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The car looks like a Mini Endeavor from the front. I like the interiors as well and they look classy and upmarket. This car might just help Ford turn around in India if they price it right. I hope they launch it soon.
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I for one was totally unaware that there is a market for sub-4m crossovers in the American market!

I like the facelift though. One grouse of mine was that the twin grille of its predecessor was too quirky. This is much more conventional.

Interesting to see that the US one offers the 1.0 EcoBoost engine with AT. That is one combination I would pick up in a heartbeat if it ever makes its way to India.
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Add to the list of probable miss outs
- 4x4 OR AWD.
- Rear row AC vents

The current version does not have it and could not see them in any pics of the upgrade as well.

Now a days, even B category hatches have this feature and this sure is a missout.
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Definitely looks more polished and upmarket than the current version atleast to my eyes. If only Ford could offer the AWD option on the top trims. Also they should pair the DCT with the 1.0 Ecoboost.
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Although refreshing only the interiors would have been enough but I think Ford has done a good job considering the fact that the current model is already very modern. Omission of the rear mounted wheel is a welcoming change for Indian conditions where the parking space is tight. Good job Ford
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It's too bad Ford has retained that monstrous A-pillar design. I was thinking of buying the EcoSport until I had to drive one from Chandigarh to Chitkul valley. It was an absolute pain to drive on right hand curves, where the massive blind spot makes it downright dangerous. Had hoped the facelift would rectify it, but it seems Ford is too busy coming up with new headlamps to address an actual design flaw.
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I liked the new one. Those headlamps looks so cool. I am not a big fan of touchscreens in the car but the other parts of dashboard looks good. The AC vents are smaller, not sure if that's gonna impact its performance. Ford should try to bump the engine power just the way VW is doing with same engine. This car needs it. 4X4 not sure on a car of this size will offer value proposition but good to have it for slush like situations.
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Here in the US, Ford is being criticized as they announced they will get the Ecosport imported from India.

Checkout the Chevy Trax. It is bang similar in footprint to the Ecosport

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I still like the original one over this update.
The way the grills and the lights are placed above over the outgoing generation looks odd. The tail gate minus the wheel steals from its SUVish image of the outgoing model.
Somehow gives the feeling of being much smaller than it is and in the league of KUV100 despite not being from a segment above.

Oh P L E A S E - Skyline_GT

Kindly do not equate the Ecosport with the KUV100 I do believe them to be as far apart as chalk & cheese.
Your comment on the Spare wheel is alright (matter of personal choice) but comparing it with the...

You could compare the KUV100 with KWID or Datsun Go

Infact I quite like the new avataar of the Ecosport - though I like the present one just as much (except for the overdose of chrome)


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