Ford’s EcoSport has been designed to be a little different. It is agile, fun to drive and more fuel efficient when compared to its rivals; this is thanks to its refined engines and choice of manual or automatic transmission. An aerodynamic shape enhances the car’s economy and performance, yet its design is functional as well as eye-catching.
Considerable height, a spare wheel mounted to the tailgate and roof rails instantly indicate that the EcoSport is designed for adventure. Highlights of the exterior detailing include a chrome grille on the range-topping Titanium model, front fog lamps for all but the entry-level Ambiente trim, and tinted glass as standard. From the front the vehicle is instantly recognizable as a Ford – the slim headlamps and three-part lower grille are found on other models in the family.
Underneath the compact exterior is a cabin that makes you feel completely in control. You sit high above the road and have an excellent view of other motorists and the route ahead. In the back there is ample legroom for adult passengers and the rear bench can be folded in part or fully to expand the trunk from 362 liters to 705 liters. The many convenience features include a cooled glove box for keeping drinks ice cold during the warmer months and load compartment tie downs that fix cargo firmly in place.
The EcoSport’s generous equipment list includes plenty of advanced Ford technology to add to your driving enjoyment. Air conditioning as standard allows you to stay comfortable whatever the conditions while a heated rear window keeps your view clear at all times. The Ambiente specification grade includes auxiliary input as part of the audio system and an upgrade to Trend fits Ford SYNC. This voice-activated communications and entertainment system can be connected to your phone so you can take or make calls hands-free while also controlling music safely.
Just like a full-size SUV the EcoSport is fitted with a powerful engine, but this unit is economical and clean whereas others would return poor figures. The powertrain is a 110hp 1.5-liter Ti-VCT petrol that reacts instantly when you accelerate for safer overtaking maneuvers and better all-round agility. With select models there is the option for five-speed manual transmission which offers full control over gear changes or a six-speed PowerShift automatic gearbox. The second system features SelectShift capability which allows you to choose from full automatic or semi-automatic mode depending on your preference.
Everybody who travels in the EcoSport can have complete peace of mind as the compact SUV is equipped with Ford’s latest safety technology and systems. Fitted as standard are driver and passenger airbags in the front and ISOFIX child seat anchor points on the rear bench. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) works to prevent skidding when you need to brake forcefully, while Electronic Stability Control (ESC) counters oversteer or understeer to minimize any loss of control.
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