Diesel engines are on a roll in the Indian automobile scene. Every other new car buyer is tilting towards a diesel engine car. Be it luxury sedans, family MUVs or hatchbacks, diesel engine is a prerequisite these days. Moreover cars like Renault Duster are an even bigger hit nowadays, with Duster bookings soaring sky high.
Renault has never been this happy since the year they first entered the Indian market. Duster has also won many Car of the Year awards in 2012. The reason behind Renault Duster’s success, it’s an affordable mini SUV. Yes, an SUV, the young Indian buyer loves an SUV and even more if it’s priced at an affordable rate while also being smaller with a not so huge engine.
Renault will be facing its toughest competition before this year ends. Ford EcoSport, the car looks promising, rugged, tough, good looking (way-better than the Renault Duster). Ford EcoSport is one of the most awaited cars this year. When Ford unveiled its official production ready vehicle at Select Citywalk mall in New Delhi earlier this March, people were willing to book one on the spot.
Ford will come out with three engine variants for their EcoSport and eight or so colors.
- Ford EcoSport EcoBoost Petrol 1.0 L Manual, 120PS
- Ford EcoSport Petrol 1.5 L Automatic, 108 BHP.
- Ford EcoSport Diesel 1.5 L Manual, 90 BHP.
Ford’s EcoSport looks pretty good for a compact SUV loaded with all the features and a decent engine under its hood and a grand ground clearance. This sub-four metre car will be a strong contender against Renault’s champion car Duster. The 1 Litre engine is said to work like a 1.4L engine so should be good. Ford never gave out any details regarding the exact launch date or the price for the EcoSport. Price is expected somewhere in the range of Rs. 900,000 (Rupees Nine Lakh) upwards and is expected sometime around June/July’13.