Ford Launches EcoSport SE Without A Spare Tyre
Published On 10-Mar-2021
The EcoSport SE will come with a puncture repair kit as standard instead of a spare wheel
Ford today launched the EcoSport SE which sits below the top-spec S variant and comes with different rear styling. The main difference between the regular EcoSport and the EcoSport SE is that it misses out on the tailgate-mounted spare wheel.
The Ford EcoSport without a tailgate-mounted spare wheel has been on sale in international market since 2015 and has been introduced for the first time in India. The EcoSport SE will come with a puncture repair kit as standard instead of a spare wheel. The car rides on 16-inch alloy wheels.
Prices for the Ford EcoSport SE starts at Rs 10.49 lakh for the petrol variant and Rs 10.99 lakh for the diesel.
Can cars be sold without a spare wheel in India?
Yes. According to a Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) amendment in June, last year stated that vehicles fitted with tubeless tyres and supplied with a tyre repair kit as a standard item may not require to carry a spare wheel or tyre.
“Provided further that in case of M1 category of vehicle fitted with tubeless tyre and supplied with tyre repair kit as a standard item, it may not require a ready to use or temporary use a spare wheel,” Gazette notification from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway said.
Also Read: Tubeless Tyre Puncture Repair Guide
The M1 category of vehicles are passenger-carrying vehicles having a maximum of eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat.
It is also mentioned in the notification that the vehicle category M1 which has a capacity to carry a maximum mass of 3.5 tonnes to be equipped with a tyre pressure monitoring system.
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