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Old 14th May 2014, 21:34   #7171
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People are ready to buy but company is not ready to sell in India.
Yes - just as they are unwilling to sell the AT version in India. I've had a series of emails/telecons with their customer relations people. They mentioned today that the AT version will be released in the smaller towns only in 2015. Until then they will clear up pending orders in the metros/major cities.
Here is an extract of an email today (they have been cleverly careful not to put this point orally conveyed, in writing.
"Dear Sir,

This is in continuation to our earlier correspondences and telecom we had with your good self-regarding your concern,

We understand that necessary clarifications have been communicated to your good self during our telecom discussion and by our dealership earlier. We take your valuable feedback on a constructive note and would cascade it to our service department along with our regional sales team to ensure that our processes that are in place are in the right direction. We regret for the inconvenience caused to you.

We kindly request you to contact our dealership for any further clarifications required if any. We had instructed our dealership to provide the necessary assistance to you.

Request your understanding & co-operation on this.
Please feel free to contact Kairali Ford Sales - 0484 - 2551310,2559650 /Malayalam Ford Sales - 9567866642/us for any further assistance .

Thanks & Regards,"
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There are better aftermarket options and 22K is way too high a price to pay for rear cameras. I ordered a set of 2 (front and rear) along with a switch from aliexpress for about 33$ and have connected the output to a Gen 1 nexus7 (which does a lot more than acting as a display for cams) using iOnroad app. Even with all of this - the total spent is <12K
Sounds great! But I think that must have involved cutting of wires. So, didn't that violate your car's warranty terms?
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Does the titanium version of AT come with different design of alloys?.
I want to get one set .
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Old 14th May 2014, 22:36   #7174
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Does the titanium version of AT come with different design of alloys?.
I want to get one set .
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These were the early prototype versions on test. The alloys don't look as good as the ones on our production cars in real life.
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These were the early prototype versions on test. The alloys don't look as good as the ones on our production cars in real life.
Hi viddy,
How are you and how is your health?

I know they were from the prototype but one of my bhpian friend bhageerath said they are available in the AT version.

So wanted to check with the other bhpians who got ATs delivered
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Hi viddy,
How are you and how is your health?

I know they were from the prototype but one of my bhpian friend bhageerath said they are available in the AT version.

So wanted to check with the other bhpians who got ATs delivered
Doing better but still missing driving the Ecosport. Another month before I am back behind the wheel of my car.

I doubt they will have these alloys on the AT although it maybe possible. Haven't seen a new AT on the roads.
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Sounds great! But I think that must have involved cutting of wires. So, didn't that violate your car's warranty terms?

No wire cuts or splices
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Hey guys,

Does the titanium version of AT come with different design of alloys?.
I want to get one set .
Posting a picture.
No same ones. My titanium AT got the same ones. Better to have common ones as we recently found out when the alloy was damaged. Luckily it was just a scrape and was fixed. Could have been replaced if the balancing etc was found out to be bad. It wasn't. But supposed it was then getting a non common unique alloy would have been a headache. You could get them painted in a design or something.
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People are ready to buy but company is not ready to sell in India.
Can you elaborate please? EcoBoost is not available for booking?
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Sadly, none of the three dealers I contacted in Kerala - Kairali Ford TVM, Kairali Ford Cochin and Malayalam Ford Cochin - are taking bookings for the Ecosport AT.

This despite Ford's insistence that all variants are open for bookings.

This the only variant that my wife will even consider, saying she will never drive a manual transmission vehicle.

Does anyone have any idea whether this situation is likely to improve any time in the next few months?

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Can you elaborate please? EcoBoost is not available for booking?
It is available for booking at Mody Ford, hyderabad.
The problem was dealers discouraged people for ecoboost due to short supply and hence resulted in negative marketing.They were trying to push people for diesel.



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Sadly, none of the three dealers I contacted in Kerala - Kairali Ford TVM, Kairali Ford Cochin and Malayalam Ford Cochin - are taking bookings for the Ecosport AT.
Does anyone have any idea whether this situation is likely to improve any time in the next few months?
It will improve over time.
Wait till a competitor comes up and Ford will then be behind customers
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Can you elaborate please? EcoBoost is not available for booking?
We booked one on March 10 & are getting delivery next week. It's the titanium variant.
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No wire cuts or splices
So, you used scotchloks for making power connections?
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Sadly, none of the three dealers I contacted in Kerala - Kairali Ford TVM, Kairali Ford Cochin and Malayalam Ford Cochin - are taking bookings for the Ecosport AT.

This despite Ford's insistence that all variants are open for bookings.

This the only variant that my wife will even consider, saying she will never drive a manual transmission vehicle.

Does anyone have any idea whether this situation is likely to improve any time in the next few months?
According to the lady from Ford who spoke to me yesterday (from their Chennai office would be my guess) the AT bookings/deliveries would begin only by 2015.
Yes let there be some competition and that would light a fire under Ford.
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So, you used scotchloks for making power connections?

Fuse taps from the passenger side fuse box
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