American auto giant in India Ford Motors had announced sometime back that the upcoming 2012 Indian Auto Expo will carry some “surprising elements” from Indian point of view. There is news from reliable resources that one such stun could be the launch of the most anticipated all-new Ford EcoSport. However, other media update suggests the company may launch the mini SUV on 4th January, 2012. All in all, it is for sure that the EcoSport is coming in next month whether in first week or the second week of January, 2012.
The Ford EcoSport is a compact SUV, which is built on the Fiesta platform. The expected price tag that it will carry may range from INR 7 Lakh to INR 9 Lakh. The Ford EcoSport SUV will be positioned between all-new Ford Fiesta and Ford Fiesta Classic.
It will be made available in petrol as well as diesel power-train choices and is projected to be carrying the advanced Eco-boost engine. The highly developed Eco-boost power-train may be offered in the displacement of around 1500-1600cc, which will hold decent fuel economy.
Ford EcoSport SUV that will be capable to seat five occupants comfortably and might not bear an all wheel drive system but will be offering front wheel drive mechanism.
The EcoSport will be the next big model from Ford’s stable which will could help the company increase its numbers. As they are now aware that the segment that suppose to boom in future years, after hatchback/small car, will be of compact-cum-sports utility vehicles.
2012 Indian Auto Expo will give rise to many mini-SUVs that await their unveiling, for instance, Renault will be unveiling Renault Duster SUV, market leader Maruti Suzuki will showcase its unnamed mini crossover as a concept form along with rare chances of homegrown utility king reveal their under-development sub INR 4 Lakh micro-SUV.
Also see – Ford to launch EcoSport Compact SUV in India