Jayachandran on 31 Jul, 2013 at 02:28 PM
They will get the excise benefit for 1.0 lt Ecoboost and 1.5 l Diesel but will not get the benefit for the 1.5 Petrol, To get the Excise benefit the following two rule applies for petrol <4M&<1.4LT Engine for Diesel it is <4M&,<1.5LT Engine. That is the reason they are not showing you the 1.5 petrol versions.
The alternatives in the form of ALFA-X/Suzuki, Terrano/Nissan, Trax/Chevy,Tigun/VW and one from Fiat whose name I am not remembering is also on the way, till then JAI HO ECOSPORT .
M Bajaj on 31 Jul, 2013 at 02:25 PM
Welcome to Car Wale.
Waiting period will definately come down once the hype dies down. SO its wait & watch game untill then.
You dont have many alternative right now apart from Duster...
Girish Sidana on 31 Jul, 2013 at 02:00 PM
@Jayachandran, I am sort of confused. To my understanding, Excise benefit is available on ES because of its length and not because of engine fuel type.
Jayachandran on 28 Jul, 2013 at 04:22 PM
IMO the waiting period of the petrol versions of the EcoSport is artificially created by the company by reducing its production and increasing the production of Diesel vehicles + They don’t want to show the 1.5 petrol for the fear, many like me would have preferred it over the diesel, but perhaps from the manufacturers point of view it is not yielding them the fruits. Less cost and no excise benefits for Ford
Rajiv on 28 Jul, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Nothing extra ordinary, with this kinda vehicle and pricing, long waiting period was expected.
Waiting is nothing new as Maruti and Toyota's vehicles available only after 4-6 months but one thing is new, this time its Ford!
What I can say, Worth Waiting!!!
Gokulananda Panda on 28 Jul, 2013 at 11:30 AM
I completely agree with you, if ford wamo accepting per lunch bookings then it should have started manufacturing the vehicles before the lunch date. Now a waiting period of 300 days a phenomenon which we used to hear in 80's with Bajaj scooters. With such a strong supply acha in management and latest technology this is unacceptable .
Manoj on 28 Jul, 2013 at 09:58 AM
I have written a review on Ford EcoSport and look forward to your comments on it.
Review Link: Waiting period for ecosport is unacceptable