Ford's new EcoSport SUV may have gone through a bad phase like the mass recall from the market for a technical glitch soon after its launch. But new reports suggest that the issue did not affect the demand for the vehicle.
According to a report by IndianAutos Blog, which got an image of the waiting list from its reader Venkat Chaitanya Mantravadi, the waiting period of Ford EcoSport has been extended to a minimum of six months due to the increasing demand for the SUV in the Indian market. The vehicle which was launched in ten trims and three engine versions with a starting price of ₹ 5.59 lakh is witnessing a remarkable demand in the country.
Reports suggest that the waiting period of the EcoSport petrol version has been extended to 180 days or six months, while waiting period for the 1.0-liter EcoBoost EcoSport was stretched to 90-150 days. The waiting period for the base diesel variants such as the Ambiente and the Trend is 1-3 months from booking dates. The aforementioned waiting list is said to be more or less the same across the country.
Ford EcoSport received more than 30,000 bookings within the first 17 days of its launch in India on 26 June, and the demand is expected to go higher in the coming days. The company had recently recalled the EcoSport diesel model in India to fix the issued with the glow plug module.
Below are the prices of Ford's Ecosport SUV in India
- 1.5L petrol MT - ₹5.59 lakh
- 1.5L diesel - ₹6.69 lakh
- 1.0L EcoBoost - ₹7.89 lakh
- 1.5L Petrol Auto - ₹8.44 lakh