Today, being a day off, I went in to enquire about few aspects of ecosport :
1. Insurance :
Got the following quotes (all rounded off) for B2B insurance policy with vehicle IDV considered as Rs 8.3 Lakhs.
Tata AIG : Rs 27000
Oriental & National insurance : Rs 20,500
New India : Rs 21000
Sundaram Finance : Rs 36000
2. Tyres :
A well know tyre dealer in TVM offered to take the stock MRF/Goodyear which the vehicle will come in, for a price of Rs 3500-4000 / piece. The approx cost of new tyres would be :
215/60 R16 : Only Yokos are available with them, which is around 9K/piece
205/60 R16 : Yoko / Bridgestone / Michellin - around 8.5 K /piece
Apollo / Goodyear / MRFs - around 6K / piece
3. Accessories :
Went to an accessories shop whose owner claims to be the first person to take delivery of an ecosport from Karali ford TVM. He has moded his ES with all available accessories and he has even done the DRL set up in his ES.
The car was not available at the shop when I went, but he requested to see the car and their work before deciding on the accessories list. I am planning to visit the shop again next week when the car is around. He quoted the following estimates (including installation) :
- LED scuff plates (both front and rear door) - Rs 2750
- Ambient lighting : Rs 650
- DRL - Rs 9000
My dealer doesn't have the accessories that I desire - so this shop might offer me what I am looking for. Will keep you guys posted once I see their modified car.