Ford EcoSport India launch confirmed for March 2013?
If a new report is to be believed, Ford will be launching the EcoSport in India by the second week of March 2013. At first, Ford EcoSport will only be offered in a petrol powered option, the sale of diesel engine powered EcoSport will commence at a later stage.
Ford EcoSport has created a buzz no less than a movie starring Shah Rukh Khan in India. ICB has now revealed that Ford India is on schedule to meet their commitment of launching the EcoSport by the start of 2013.
Ford India will be manufacturing EcoSport at their plant in Chennai, where settings are in place for commencing serial production. The first batch of production will see the manufacturing of just 200 examples of EcoSport. Of the first batch, most of them will head to Ford showrooms across India as display/demo cars. Remaining few, will be sold to the first lucky customers. All these from the first batch of EcoSport will be powered by the 1.0L three cylinder EcoBoost engine as Ford will launch the EcoSport with 1.5L diesel engine at a later stage.
Deliveries to the EcoSport will begin by the last week of April 2013. Once launched, Ford India aims to slow down sales of Renault Duster, which has been selling like hot cakes.