It is an appropriately-named model, bringing together race-inspired features and a fuel-saving engine in one spacious package.
It is easy to see why the EcoSport has a reputation for being a high performer. Ford has given it a purposeful and rugged SUV style, with a 20cm ground clearance, front and rear skid plates and underside protection panels. Silver roof rails and signature LED headlights are also included in the design. The model is evidently capable, able to wade through up to 55cm of water and reliably traverse rougher terrains.
On getting into the vehicle, you will instantly notice the quieter and more relaxed atmosphere. The EcoSport is designed to help you travel in comfort and maintain total concentration – even the steering wheel has been ergonomically weighted. All five seats are finished in black Torino leather, and the rear bench can be folded down to generate more boot space. If that is not enough room for storage, there are more than 20 other compartments located around the cabin.
Ford provides a selection of roaring diesel and petrol engines at 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre capacities, peaking at 123bhp, to propel the EcoSport confidently forward. If you pick the Duratorq power system with a Diesel Particulate Filter, you will enjoy the top level of fuel economy at up to 61.4mpg combined, as well as cleaner running.
If the impressive functionality and surging performance are not impressive enough, one more advantage of the EcoSport is its generous safety specification. Voice-controlled Ford SYNC with Emergency Assist is a standard feature, and a cutting-edge airbag system further protects you in the event of an impact. For families, the ISOFIX child seat attachments on the rear bench are also reassuring.
Please come to your local SMC Ford showroom to see the new Ford EcoSport – and you can take it on a test drive to see how well it performs on the road. You can also give us a call, or make an online enquiry via the contact form .
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