It was 1926 when Ford had arrived in India. But still, the American car manufacturer has never managed to sell cars in huge numbers to fight for a top step in the market share race of the huge Indian car market. Now, inching closer to the BS6 deadline, Ford India Private Limited has discontinued a few variants for our market. Cars with the 1.0L EcoBoost petrol engine and the 1.5L petrol automatic variants are now off the shelves.
The EcoSport compact-SUV will now get the 1.5L petrol engine option, but the 1.0L EcoBoost turbo-petrol motor stands discontinued. The EcoBoost currently is BS4 compliant and thanks to the low volumes, Ford might not upgrade it to BS6 emission norms. The same document also claims that the 1.5L diesel motor will continue to remain on sale for now, but if at all it stays under the hood after the BS6 update is yet to be revealed.
The same document reveals that the 1.5L TiVCT petrol engine with an automatic gearbox will no longer be available for the Figo, Aspire & Freestyle models. If at all a new automatic variant is launched, it is still unclear.
Dealers might have some old stock, should a customer wish to buy any of these cars with these particular engines. Ford is yet to announce officially their BS6 car portfolio for 2020 and is now also working jointly with Mahindra to develop new cars with platform and powertrain sharing for the global market.
Source – Team-BHP