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Old 17th June 2013, 20:30   #841
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This is what Ford India's MD Mr Singh has to say:
“As you know, our shipments have begun and our dealers are accepting bookings as we speak.so, we see a very clear milestone in the launch of Ecosport.”

I dont see any clarity whatsoever in so called "clear milestone" unless he is talking about clear strategy of Ford to keep the prospective customers in dark. I guess he too doesn't have any clue about the launch. This statement was made by him during visit of Ford's Global CEO Allan Mullaly to Chennai factory which will produce Ecosport. Here's the link:
http://www.firstpost.com/business/fo...et-878177.html

Ford: Please launch the car or urban SUV or whatever. Otherwise you will remain that tortoise in Indian market who slowly and steadily lost the race while the Rabbit (read Duster) laughed all the way to the bank.
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Old 17th June 2013, 20:31   #842
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The light at the end of this long tunnel is in sight. The EcoSport dispatches to dealers has begun. Expect dealers to become even more greedy for booking amounts.

Link here: http://media.ford.com/article_displa...ticle_id=38174
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You missed one thing GTO. Ford CEO Mulally has reached Chennai. Since the main man is in India (and they were waiting for him to unveil the car) the official launch can't be too far away. My guess is the launch is in a few days, definitely this week.
Yes Sir, I don't think they can keep their Global CEO hanging around the plant for 2 weeks. I expect the end of all the suspense by Friday, at the outermost. I just hope its not an anticlimax. I am seriously considering the AT.
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Old 17th June 2013, 21:06   #844
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Yes Sir, I don't think they can keep their Global CEO hanging around the plant for 2 weeks. I expect the end of all the suspense by Friday, at the outermost. I just hope its not an anticlimax. I am seriously considering the AT.
I would think a global CEO will stay no more than 24-48 hours in India. They generally do not want to "risk" the pollution and food/water contamination for too long

So, if this news is indded true, I would expect the launch tomorrow or day after!
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I would think a global CEO will stay no more than 24-48 hours in India. They generally do not want to "risk" the pollution and food/water contamination for too long

So, if this news is indded true, I would expect the launch tomorrow or day after!
Launch will be on 23rd June because that's when the Urban Discoveries campaign officially ends. Also, Sunday turns out to be a great day as far media mileage on TV news channels is concerned.

You cannot inform media just a day or 2 prior to the launch. By tomorrow invites will be rolled out.
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Old 17th June 2013, 21:41   #846
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I don't think launch will be on Sunday. It has to be a working day. I expect it to be on 21st
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Old 17th June 2013, 22:15   #847
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Here what Alan Mulally had to say earlier today " “The EcoSport looks fantastic. The Chennai team, together with our supplier partners have done an outstanding job in delivering customers a great looking, fuel efficient,safe compact utility vehicle, at a very affordable price” from the page below
http://www.firstpost.com/business/fo...et-878177.html

Now Ford's global CEO is no mug when it comes to the Indian market. He was the one who identified India to be a key market for Ford, and he was also one of the vocal global CEO's when the Nano was launched. He sure knows the definition of 'affordable' in the India context . So it's all pointing to a launch which will be at sensible pricing. I am betting ( or is it hoping) that the ex-showroom price of the Diesel Titanium will be less than 10L, which means it should not exceed 11.5L OTR in Bangalore.
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Old 17th June 2013, 22:17   #848
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Ford has officially announced that the vehicles are leaving their chennai facility for dealers: http://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&sou...-ntf3UcMTEOJbA

Edit: Oops, looks like I'm the nth person reporting the same! Mods, please remove this if required!

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Went to Kairali Ford this evening to have a look at the Ecosport. Was expecting only three orange Ecosport vehicles which were part of the Urban Discoveries Campaign.
However, I was pleasantly surprise by a white vehicle and that too diesel. The salesman said that the vehicle was the test drive vehicle and will be provided for test drives after some RTO clearances (and definitely only after the launch)

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Nice! Ive booked a white one so please share your opinion on how white looks on ecosport

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Dont know if this was shared earlier, TD cars have reached dealerships. TD should be available at most places from tomorrow. All Ford demo cars are getting some new branding stickers too. Most of the EcoSport TD cars are dressed in White
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I still can't place the EcoSport in my head. Is it a hatch on stilts with a big boot or should I compare it to the C segment sedan? I guess it will all depend on the pricing.
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FORD ECOSPORT FACEBOOK PAGE has for the first time confirmed the launch will take place shortly.check out the letters in bold

Jayabharathwaj Venkataraman


Are getting frustrated with the delay in launching this car, I started watching your Urban Discoveries. I must admit they were amazing. Really good. I spoke to the local dealer and was satisfied with their answer. Please come out with a suitable pricing so that I can own one.

Like · · 16 hours ago near Pune

  • Ford EcoSport Dear Mr Venkataraman, Thanks for feedback and we appreciate your interest in the Ford EcoSport. We have begun EcoSport shipment to dealerships across the country. Our dealers have started accepting pre-bookings and we will launch shortly. Stay tuned for the official announcement.




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Nice! Ive booked a white one so please share your opinion on how white looks on ecosport
White looked much better than mars red. It looked more classy while at the same time attractive too. The chrome inserts and the front end design goes well with white. Though I like the front end design, it is not to the taste of many. Their opinions would change if they see the diamond white.
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How does grey look ?

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The big boss of Ford is here, all hinting at a launch date that is very close!

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper...cle4824865.ece
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Old 18th June 2013, 09:31   #855
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My friend has confirmed that the prices would be revealed on the 18th or 19th by Ford and the launch on or before the 21st.

Source: Ford Regional Manager - Gujarat
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