Ford India on Wednesday suspended bookings of some of the variants of its compact SUV EcoSport. The demand for the Ford EcoSport is huge and Ford India dealers across the country are not able to meet the huge demand as the car maker has a limited capacity at its new dedicated assembly line.
Ford India on Wednesday said it has stopped bookings of some of the variants of its compact sports utility vehicle ‘EcoSport’ in the wake of heavy demand, which has resulted in waiting periods stretching to many months.
Bookings for the base, mid and top end versions of the diesel [...]
In a recent Press Release Ford India stated that they have recorded the highest-ever monthly sales in its history, in combined domestic wholesales and exports for the month of July. Ford India sold 12,338 domestic wholesales and export units in July. This is a surge of 48 percent year-on-year.
Ford India sold 7,867 wholesale units domestically, a 26 percent increase compared to July 2012. Exports touched an all-time of high of 4,471, it’s highest export number ever with an increase of 114 percent year-on-year from 2,087 units.
“Despite the near-term difficulty in the economy, [...]
The Ford Fiesta EcoBoost has bagged the 2013 Women’s World Car of the Year award. The Fiesta won the economy car category, and edged out other finalists Mazda CX5 and the Range Rover in the final round, to be announced as the Supreme winner.
Women pack powerful purchasing power, representing a huge market opportunity. The fact that a respected panel of published and specialist women motoring writers selected the Ford Fiesta 1.0-litre EcoBoost is a significant accolade as we work to design, develop and market our vehicles, technologies and services in a way that captures the attention of this very influential buying [...]
When Ford launched its new compact SUV, the Ford EcoSport on June 26, 2013 with an unexpected starting price of Rs 5.59 lakh, it was pretty much clear that Ford is targeting numbers here and they don’t want to repeat the same mistake as they did with the new Ford fiesta pricing, and numbers never came. Recently Ford has announced that the Ford EcoSport has already got an astounding 30,000 bookings since the launch. Which makes it the third new launch that has hit the sweet spot this summer after Honda Amaze and the Mercedes Benz A Class.
“We had high expectations from the Ford EcoSport and the unabated response [...]
Well, this is slightly awkward. Launched just over 2 weeks, ago, the diesel Ford EcoSport is being recalled to relocate the glow plug module in the car.
The American manufacturer has released a statement saying that a potential concern with the diesel variants of the compact SUV was found during routine checks. This suspected issue can be fixed by relocating the glow plug module, and Ford is contacting customers to take their vehicle to their dealership to have the work carried out.
The highly anticipated EcoSport was launched on the 26th of June with an offer of 3 engines, one of which is a 1.5-litre diesel. According to reports, public response has been great with [...]
Car maker Ford India today reported 20.46 per cent increase in total sales in June this year at 8,771 units.
The company had sold a total of 7,281 units in the same month last year, Ford India said in a statement. Domestic sales also went up by 14 per cent to 7,145 units in June this year as against 6,267 units in the same month last year, it added.
The company had exported 1,626 units last month compared to 1,024 units in the year-ago period, registering a growth of 58.78 per cent.
Commenting on the sales performance, Vinay Piparsania, Executive [...]
Ford moves a step forward in vehicle-to-vehicle communications and participated in a special test of a high-tech early warning “brake light” that can warn drivers following behind even if they are around a bend or behind other traffic. The tests took place in the Frankfurt region and involved 500 test drivers in 120 vehicles – including 20 Ford S-MAX models. They were led by engineers from Ford’s European Research Centre in Aachen.
This experimental technology is called “Electronic Brake Light”. In emergency braking situations, the experimental “Electronic Brake Light” transmits a wireless signal to illuminate a [...]
The much awaited Ford EcoSport compact SUV has been launched in India at an astonishing base price of Rs. 5.59 Lakh. The EcoSport will be offered in no less than 10 variants spread across 4 trims, 3 engine options and 7 colours.
The EcoSport is the first Ford vehicle in India to offer the famous turbocharged 3 cylinder, 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. Despite being the smallest in the range, the 2-time Engine of the Year award winning EcoBoost churns out the maximum power output of around 122bhp and 170Nm torque. It also returns a claimed fuel efficiency of around 18 kmpl. The other two engines – 1.5L petrol and 1.5L [...]
Ford EcoSport is the one compact Suv everybody is eying for especially the rivals. Its been all over the news, people have seen it already, they also know the reviews, but whats the price? What is that Ford is waiting for? Well everything about Ford EcoSport will get answered when Ford India will reveal the pricing tomorrow.
Ford EcoSport is expected to launch at Rs 6.2 lakh (petrol) and Rs 7.2 lakh (diesel), if not exactly this, then Ford will be looking to price it somewhere around this price only, as they would not want to repeat the same mistake they made with the new Fiesta pricing and volumes never really took [...]
Bookings for the highly anticipated compact SUV, the Ford EcoSport, are finally open. While there has been no official announcement, the Ford EcoSport is expected to be launched in the last week of June, and according to the official Ford EcoSport Facebook page, those interested can now book it after paying a sum of Rs 50,000. There’s no word however on the vehicle’s pricing, and 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 is one of the most awaited cars this year. An endless delay in the SUV’s launch [...]
Ford has taken top honors in the International Engine of the Year voting for the second year in the row. As was the case last year, Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost earned the the American automaker the accolade, achieving the highest-ever accumulated score in the 15 year history of the award.
The award is voted on by 87 automotive journalists from 35 countries around the world based on drivability, performance, economy, refinement and the successful application of advanced engine technology. This is only the third time an automaker has managed back-to-back victories. Voters were impressed by the EcoBoost engine’s [...]
According to reports, the model range for the Indian version of the much anticipated Ford EcoSport has been leaked. Four trims namely Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium optional will be on offer. These trims will be available in a choice of 3 engines, a 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and obviously the center of attraction will be Ford’s much awaited 1.0-litre turbo charged direct-injection EcoBoost petrol. The EcoBoost however will be available only with the top-end Titanium trim.
The Ambiente is expected to be the base trim and comes with a quite a bit of equipment [...]