Dealers have begun accepting bookings for the Ford EcoSport for an amount of Rs 50,000 though details regarding the compact SUV's launch date and price are still under wraps
Bookings for the Ford EcoSport are finally open. The company posted on the official EcoSport Facebook page that dealers across the country have started accepting bookings for the compact SUV. Those interested can book the EcoSport after paying a sum of Rs 50,000. However, there’s no word yet on the launch date or the vehicle’s price. Also, there’s a Rs 3,000 cancellation fee in case you change your mind later for whatever reason.
First showcased at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo, the EcoSport has been one of the most awaited cars this year. However, an endless delay in the SUV’s launch has begun to take a toll on customer patience with several irate fans on EcoSport’s Facebook page slamming Ford for the lack of clarity on the SUV’s launch date and price. On its part, Ford responded that prices will be announced “in a couple of weeks.” [Update (19/06/2013: Ford EcoSport to be launched on June 26)]
The EcoSport will be available in four trims (Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium Optional) and three engine options: a 1.0-litre petrol EcoBoost plus the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines which do duty in the Fiesta. All three engines come mated to the standard 5-speed manual gearbox also employed in the Fiesta though the 1.5-litre petrol can also be specified with the six-speed Ford PowerShift automatic transmission. Ford claims a fuel efficiency figure of 18.9kmpl for the EcoBoost-powered version. Read our special coverage on the EcoSport for more details, photos and videos of the compact SUV.