The Ford EcoSport will be made available in Automatic Transmission as well, emerging report suggest.
Till now, it was being expected that the Ford EcoSport will just come in the Manual transmission option, but unlike its rivals like Renault Duster, the new Ford vehicle will also reportedly come in the Automatic Transmission version.
The Ford EcoSport is one of the most eagerly awaited vehicles of recent times, thanks to its compact design and fascinating looks, as well as its award-winning EcoBoost engine which promises remarkable fuel efficiency without compromising on the power.
The Indian arm of the US-based auto giant was spotted doing tests of the Automatic Transmission variant of the EcoSport at places in India, which further adds weight to the reports about the new variant. However, the company has yet to make an official announcement about the Automatic Transmission variant of the Ford EcoSport.
If reports are to be believed, the Ford EcoSport will come equipped with the similar dual-clutch automatic gearbox known as Powershift – the cheapest dual-clutch gearbox in the world. Ford is already using the same dual-clutch gearbox in the Fiesta sedan as well.
The Ford EcoSport is scheduled to be launched in February 2013, with a price tag of between Rs.7 and Rs.9 lakh.