Wednesday, December 05, 2012
By Carkhabri Team
Ford EcoSport launch in Nepal in March post India debut
The SUV offering Renault Duster is enjoying its spell in India and has almost become the favorite of SUV buyers who are on the lookout for styling and comfort. Meanwhile, the Mahindra Quanto is also getting huge response but the fact that it has new engine desists people from buying it as they have no seen its performance. Now the latest reports are about the Ford Ecosport SUV. It is said that the Ecosport will be launched in Nepal in coming March and this indicates that it will have an early debut in India. The Ford SUV price is expected to remain around Rs 8 lakh to Rs 8.5 lakh and it is already a hit.
The new SUV by Ford will be positioned below Ford Endeavour and this is going to fill in the vacuum that irked the car maker. As it is already unveiled at the Auto Expo held in January this year, people have already seen the SUV and has read a lot about its specifications as well as its performance in its hometown Brazil and other countries. Now it is only the Ecosport launch is what the people are waiting for. Experts believe that if Ford further delays the launch of this SUV, rival SUVs including Duster will settle down completely and it is expected that by that time Maruti XA Alpha will also be launched. The XA Alpha is believed to be the game changer just as Maruti Ertiga was in the MUV segment and the Maruti Alto 800 is in the small car segment.
Reports also suggest that the production of this SUV will commence in February next year and launches in India and neighboring countries will start thereafter. The Ecosport is based on the Ford Fiesta platform and it will be launched in petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol and diesel engine both are expected to be highly frugal and performing.