This year's much awaited Ford EcoSport was finally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on Friday.
The car which packs all the functionalities of an SUV has already become a crowd puller in the market. It has a stylish design, low fuel consumption and its technologies that include Ford SYNC voice, Emergency Assistance Services and sophisticated new smartphone app technologies complete with Electronic Stability Program and Hill Launch Assist.
On the mechanical front, the ForEcosport SUV comes with a 1-litre EcoBoost petrol engine which is expected to give 120bhp power, or the 1.5L diesel engine which would offer 90bhp. The petrol EcoBoost EcoSport is expected to deliver a mileage of 17 kilometres per litre.
The vehicle is slated for a 2013 launch in India and Europe. Ford India is yet to reveal about its launch in India. The SUV which is expected to be priced competitively in the market is rumoured to fall in the ₹5-₹7 lakh bracket.
According to reports, the petrol variant of the SUV is likely to be priced from ₹5.99 lakh to ₹6.25 lakh, and the diesel models could be priced from ₹6.99 lakh to ₹7.25 lakh. At this pricing, the EcoSport SUV is a less-expensive alternative to the Renault Duster which starts at ₹7.7 lakh.
The SUV had previously made an appearance at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.