Ford India rolls out the last Ecosport unitPosted On: July 25, 2022 By : AutoLife Team
Almost 10 months after announcing its plan to exit from India, in September 2021, Ford Motors has rolled out the last locally manufactured Ecosport from its now-shuttered Chennai manufacturing plant.
With that, Ford has become the latest automobile brand to exit India, following other brands such as Chevrolet, Fiat, Datsun, and Harley Davidson, among others. The American automobile giant had decided to pull out from the Indian market after getting dissatisfied with the sales results amid the fierce competition from Indian automobile brands.
Among Ford’s two manufacturing plants in India, the Gujarat-based plant–which used to manufacture models such as the Figo, Aspire, and Freestyle–was the first to shut down; that plant has been taken over by Tata Motors. However, the Chennai-based plant was still in operation to produce the company’s most successful compact SUV model–the Ecosport–for the international market. The last SUV produced there is also destined for the international market.
The made-in-India Ecosport has garnered a fair amount of popularity in Nepal as well. Ford Nepal currently offers the Ecosport in two engine options: a 1.5L petrol and a 1.5L diesel–at a starting price of Rs 36.90 lakh.
Ford Ecosport price in Nepal
|Ecosport variants||Price in Nepal|
|Petrol Ambiente MT||Rs 36.90 lakh|
|Petrol Trend MT||Rs 39.90 lakh|
|Petrol Titanium MT||Rs 44.50 lakh|
|Petrol Titanium+ Sports MT||Rs 48.90 lakh|
|Petrol Titanium+ AT||Rs 50.90 lakh|
|Diesel Trend MT||Rs 44.90 lakh|
|Diesel Titanium MT||Rs 49.40 lakh|
|Engine||1.5L, 3-cylinder||1.5L, 4-cylinder|
|Transmission||5 MT / 6 AT||5 MT|
|Mileage (kmpl)||15.9 (MT) / 14.7 (AT)||21.7|
|Drive system||2 WD|
|Fuel tank capacity (l)||52|
|Boot space (l)||346|
|Ground clearance (mm)||200|