Ford Ecosport India launch will bring EcoBoost here as Ford Fiesta ST does in China and SA
Ford Fiesta ST, an exciting new hatchback that was on display at the Shanghai Auto Show 2013 last month, was among a wide range of Ford vehicles on display. The vehicle was introduced in China with a 1.6 liter EcoBoost four cylinder engine offering 134 Kw power and 240 Nm torque. The hatchback can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 6.9 seconds and reach a top speed of over 220 kmph.
Ford Fiesta with Sport Technology (ST) badge was introduced earlier this year and in the Chinese Auto Market, the small car will be highly valued for its high fuel efficiency, low auto emission, outstanding off road performance, and a host of infotainment and safety features, which make it ideal and economical for daily commuting especially within city limits.
To be available as a three door hatchback in China, Ford Fiesta ST will sit on 17″ alloy wheels and will sport chrome tipped dual exhaust pipes and a high mount spoiler. It will be available with Molten Orange tri coat metallic paint. Interiors will be fitted with Recaro seats, carbon fiber dashboard inserts and alloy metal pedals while infotainment features will include Ford SYNC with emergency assistance which directly connects occupants to the nearest emergency services in the event of an accident.
Ford in South Africa bring the new Fiesta ST powered by the petrol 1.6-litre EcoBoost for a price of R254 500. The entry level 1.0l Ecoboost engine will step into India this summer as it powers one of the Ford EcoSport variants ready for launch. Price for all 3 engine variants is a closely guarded secret with estimates being around Rs 6-9 lakhs. Ford media drives were concluded earlier in the month, and currently there’s buzz around EcoSport urban Discoveries, a real time event that has made it possible for a lucky 105 participants to drive around their city in the urban utility vehicle prior to launch. The interactive endeavour sees participants bring light to what they believe is worth seeing in their city.