Ford EcoSport, the new compact SUV from the US auto Major, has turned out to be a game changer for the company, continuing to receive overwheming response from the people.
The SUV, which is just a few months old in the Indian auto market, has witnessed tremendous sales figures for the month of August, posing serious threat to its arch rival Renault Duster. According to reports, Ford India sold 5,372 units of EcoSport in August, while its rival Renault Duster could notch only 2,967 units, which is nearly half of EcoSport sales for the month.
Ford EcoSport became the best selling SUV for the second consecutive month with the demand for the vehicle in the sub-continent auto market continuing to rise. The vehicle received more than 30,000 bookings within the first 17 days of its launch in India on 26 June.
Under the hood, EcoSport comes with 1.5L petrol, 1.5L diesel and the 1.0L EcoBoost engine. The 1.5L petrol engine gives 112 PS power and 140 Nm torque and comes in both manual and automatic transmissions. The manual transmission model claims to give a mileage of 15.8 kmpl, while the automatic model delivers 15.6 kmpl. The revolutionary EcoBoost EcoSport engine churns out a power of 125 PS and 170 Nm torque along with a mileage of 18.9 kmpl. The diesel variant of EcoSport is the most fuel-efficient among all models and is expected to give a mileage of 22.7 kmpl.
The prices of Ford's Ecosport SUV are listed below: (Not Revised)
* 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
Earlier this week, Ford announced that the prices of its vehicles, including EcoSport would increase by up to 5 percent with immediate effect.