Ford Introduced 6 Years Extended Warranty and Upto 150000 Kms!
by admin | November 02, 2020
Ford Extended Warranty
Ford has introduced a new extended warranty scheme of upto 6 years or 1.5L kms in total for all Ford car owners in order to build a solid reputation among consumers. This scheme can be opted by owners of almost all Ford cars be it BS4 or BS6. However, cost and benefits differ from model to model. Ford India is also offering this scheme on its only CBU product muscle car, the Mustang in its BS4 guise. The Ford Endeavour facelift receives multiple offers covering a wide range. However, the offers are on the expensive side for the premium full-size SUV due to its heavy cost and expensive servicing and spare parts. The package is more affordable for the Figo, Aspire, Freestyle and other small/ midsize cars including the Fiesta and Classic sedans.
Ford India has also introduced a unique warranty package called Any Time Warranty. Through this, customers can avail all benefits of an extended warranty even after lapse of Factory/Extended warranty. The package covers additional 20,000kms or 1 year, whichever is earlier over the standard warranty package. Vehicles that have completed the factory extended warranty and have an odometer reading less than 1,20,000 Kms are eligible to avail this scheme within 72 months from date of purchase of their car. This extended warranty is transferable to the resold owner as well. Prices may vary depending on the car, years and mileage.
The first images of the 2021 premium compact SUV Jeep Compass facelift have been leaked online. The leaked images of the new model are from China. The facelifted model is expected to make its world premiere later this month in that country.
At first glance, the headlamps get minor design tweaks, with a slightly more angular treatment. The headlamp inserts too are new and the Headlamps themselves are expected to be full-LED units on most variants.
The seven-slat grille design gets more prominent honeycomb-like inserts. The front bumper is all new with a curvy contrast-black insert placed above the front air-dam
connecting both fog lamp units. The new bumper does not feature separate LED daytime running lamps, which means they will now be integrated into the headlight units.
The new Compass Trailhawk will also come with a unique front bumper design along with an all-black grille, dual-tone hood and the trademark red hooks upfront. The refreshed Compass Trailhawk also gets new-look 18” alloy wheels.
At the rear though, the changes are minimum with the mildly re-profiled tail-lamps and the new inserts.
The new Jeep Compass facelift is expected to recieve a much-larger 10.1-inch touchscreen U-Connect5 infotainment system with few connected car facilities as well. It is also likely that the top spec variants will receive a fully digital instrument cluster as well. While the rest of the dashboard will have no design changes, the material quality is expected to be improved significantly.
The new Jeep Compass will continue with the current set of engine and gearbox options. The 1.4L Multi Air Petrol engine will be mated to either a 6 speed manual or a 7 speed DCT whereas the 2.0L turbo diesel will be mated to either a 6 speed manual or a 9 speed torque converter automatic transmission.
Stay tuned for further updates on the new Jeep Compass facelift.
Tata Motors have revealed their flagship Safari 7-seat SUV on the 26th January 2021. The new Safari will be available in 6 variants in total.
The Variants include:
XE, XM, XT, XT+, XZ, XZ+
The new gen Safari is essentially the 7 seat extended version of the Harrier 5 seat SUV based on the Land Rover derived OMEGA arc platform. Earlier this SUV was named the Buzzard at the Geneva auto expo, which was then changed to Gravitas for the Delhi auto expo last year. Now, Tata motors has finalized that it will be the successor to legendary
Based on the Harrier, the Safari will be around 60mm longer than the Harrier to accommodate the extra 2 seats while also being taller to provide better headroom for the 3rd row. Except for the larger dimensions and extra seats, the Safari is largely similar to the 5-seat Harrier. However, the front grille gets a slightly different treatment, featuring the signature Tri-arrow pattern finished in Chrome.
The tailgate is more upright, giving the Safari a more boxy appearance and the SUV will also feature long functional roof rails for lifestyle utility. The top spec variants will receive 18” dual tone alloy wheels with the design similar to the Harrier's whereas the lower spec variants will carry forward the exact same 16” Steel wheels seen on the Harrier’s lower variants. The higher variants are also offered with a Panoramic sunroof.
The new Safari will be available with 7 seats as standard while only the XZ and XZ+ will be optional with a 6 seat configuration.
Here’s a detailed walkthrough on the features available on the different Variants:
Functional roof rails (75kg load bearing)
Halogen bi-functional DRLs
Telescopic steering wheel
Front center armrest with cooled storage
Rear AC vents
60:40 split 2nd row seats
Boss mode 2nd row
50:50 split 3rd row
16” Steel rims
Standard safety features include:
All wheel disc brakes
ABS with EBD
Corner stability control
ESP with traction control
Hill hold control
Roll over mitigation
Hydraulic brake assist
Electronic brake prefill
Brake disc wiping
Engine drag torque control
ISOFIX child seat mounts
Front fog lamps
Rear wiper/washer and defogger
Electrically adjustable ORVMs
Driver seat height adjust
7” touchscreen system
Reverse assist display
6 speakers from Harman
Steering mounted audio controls
Remote central locking
Multi drive modes : City, Eco and Sport
18” single tone alloys
Soft touch dash top
Dual tone interior
Android Auto & Apple carplay
IRA connect features
What 3 words
Smart key access
Push button start
Power folding ORVMs
Auto climate control
Auto Headlamps & wipers
Auto dimming IRVM
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Dual tone machined 18” alloys
Xenon projector headlamps
Oyster white Leather upholstery
Leather wrap steering and gear lever
7” semi digital instrument cluster
8.8” touchscreen system
9 speakers from JBL with subwoofer
6 way Powered driver seat
Driver lumbar adjust
Terrain response modes (Wet and rough modes)
Additional safety features include:
Hill descent control
The Safari, just like the Harrier will be available with a diesel engine mated to a 6 speed manual transmission as standard. A 6 speed torque converter automatic transmission will be available only on the XMA, XZA and XZA+ variants. The 2L Kryotec turbo diesel produces 170PS Power and 350NM torque. From the XM variant onwards, the Safari will be available with three drive modes; Eco, City and Sport.
Launch & price:
The new Safari is expected to be priced from ?15L to ?20L for the Manual variants and ?17.5L to ?21L for the Automatic variants. Bookings for the new Safari will commence from the 4th of February onwards and when launched, Tata’s new flagship SUV will compete against the likes of the MG Hector plus and the next generation Mahindra XUV500.
Ford India and Mahindra had formed a strategic alliance last year. The collaboration, using the strengths of both companies to deliver operational excellence and value to stakeholders. The partnership will allow Ford and Mahindra to offer new product to customers faster than before and will deliver profitable growth to both companies. We have more received news that Ford’s new line-up of SUVs from the Ford-Mahindra joint venture will be designed by Italian design house Pininfarina which itself is now owned by Mahindra.
This new mid size 5 seat Ford C segment SUV is likely to be
based on the next-generation Mahindra XUV500 which is currently in testing phase. Both, the underpinnings and the powertrain of the XUV500 will be shared with the Ford SUV. The Mahindra XUV500 is likely to be powered by a mHawk 2.2-litre diesel producing 156PS and a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine from the mStallion engine family producing around 170PS. The new Ford ‘CX757’ SUV will rival the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier and the MG Hector in the Indian market and expected launch will be to happen only after the launch of the new XUV 500 late next year.
A smaller 4300mm length B-SUV will be launched after the C segment SUV. Codenamed ‘BX745’, the B segment SUV is likely to be based on an extended version of the XUV300 and is also expected to be designed by Pininfarina. The B-SUV is likely to arrive with a 1.5-litre TGDi (turbo-petrol) from Mahindra mStallion family producing around 150PS and a 1.5-litre diesel producing 120PS as well. The smaller B segment SUV will compete against the best selling Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos when launched in Early 2022.
The last of the three new SUVs is the next-generation Ford EcoSport sub compact SUV. This new EcoSport is codenamed ‘BX744’ and is also likely to get the design inputs for Pininfarina. The next-generation EcoSport is expected to be powered by the Mahindra XUV300’s 1.2-litre TGDi (turbo-petrol) engine producing 130PS along with the familiar 1.5L 4 cyl diesel engine producing 120PS.
Stay tuned for further information on these new SUVs from the Ford-Mahindra alliance.
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