And finally, got it confirmed. Yes!!! my baby is on its way and will be with me by monthend. Have been doing some brisk window shopping trying to take quotes for the accessories I want to put on my ES. Hope this helps you. Floor Mats:
Had two options 1) Noodle Mats
Checked out the 3M Normad noodle mats at the nearby 3M showroom and was told that it would cost ~Rs.6000. Did some surfing and decided to go with the normal noodle mats available in market. Well, after checking the quality, the 3M nomad mats in no way justifies the price. Its just that they are marketing it in a big way by using some technical jargons. The noodle mats in Chennai is largely available near GP road in rolls
. There are 2 brands usually sold Softturf (Rs.60 per Sqft) and Durosoft (Economy-Rs.60 & Premium-Rs.100 per sqft). The colours available are grey, black, beige and maroon.
These mats are durable and can be cut and fit very easily. It can be done ourself. For details CLICK HERE
They also help in filtering the road noise to a good extent. 2) 3D mats
There are two brands Kogu which cost around Rs.6.5K and Star mats costing around Rs.2.4K to 3.2K. For details on star mats CLICK HERE
For details on 3D Kagu mats CLICK HERE
For user review on use of star mats on ecosport CLICK HERE
I am not planning to take the fabric mats provided by Ford. The can start to stink and look really dirty. Seat Covers:
Searched through GP road, Chennai and found out that the best options would be Autofoam and Dolphin. While the later is cheaper at around Rs.5500 - 6500 the former is a little more expensive at around Rs.6500 - Rs. 8000. You can check, Chandru auto stores and shops around it. After checking the quality, I can assure that the seat covers are far better than the ones available at Ford dealers as accessories.
To have the seat covers similar to the original leather ones in the Titanium Optional model, Dolphin has them at Rs.7000. Found this in this page
. Checked with Chandru Auto stores and they have confirmed that they can source them for me. It costs Rs. 7000
. Rear Parking Sensors:
There are tons of options available with camera starting from Rs.3200. The ones with the sensors alone start from Rs.1000. Its just that one needs to decide whether to pay Rs.3500 to the dealer to get the sensors with audio feedback or to go for the aftermarket ones. The only issue is the warranty which will be void if we fit it after market.
Will try to put more information on the other accessories too.