The Ford EcoSport is a stylish and dynamic small SUV that will make you want to stay on the road the whole day. The urban sport utility vehicle combines the agility, affordability and fuel efficiency of a compact car with the versatility and spaciousness of an SUV.
Based on Ford’s global B-segment platform, the EcoSport is a stylish choice with enough space for five adults. The SUV’s blend of practicality and smart connectivity attracts the young and adventurous who not only live life to the fullest but also love exploring the world at large.
The EcoSport’s high driving position, rugged capability, superior fuel economy, easy manoeuvrability, and convenient features make it the right vehicle for both city streets and adventurous pursuits. The well-rounded EcoSport is just as comfortable wading through flooded areas as it is entertaining the driver through hands-free phone calls and music selection.
• Ford EcoSport offers SUV-versatility and small-car fuel efficiency
• Smart features make EcoSport an attractive proposition
• Three engines and three trim options ensure comprehensive offering for customers
Giving you the power of choice, the EcoSport is available in eight colours, three trim levels, three engine options, and two transmission variants.
The smallest engine in its class, Ford’s 1.0l EcoBoost engine is big on power, torque and refinement. Producing 92kW of power with a peak torque of 170 Nm, the quiet and smooth-running engine delivers power and performance that rivals traditional 1.6-litre petrol engines. The 1.0l EcoBoost engine has won the coveted title of International Engine of the Year for the last two years running. With 25 percent fewer moving parts, the three-cylinder EcoBoost is able to deliver superior fuel economy and lower emissions. On a combined cycle run the innovative powerplant ensures minimal consumption of just 5.7l/100km*.
Ford’s EcoBoost technology, which holds more than 125 patents, combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and variable valve timing to enable a downsized engine to gain fuel economy by up to 20 percent over larger engines with no loss of performance.
The EcoSport is also available with the global 1.5l four-cylinder petrol engine, which delivers peak power of 82kW at 6,300 rpm and peak torque of 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm. It uses an average of 6.5l/100km* on a combined cycle.
For those who prefer diesel, the 1.5l TDCi intercooled and turbocharged diesel engine fits the bill perfectly. With power rated at 66kW at 3,750 rpm, the engine also delivers an outstanding 205 Nm of torque from 2,000 rpm to 2,750 rpm. The result is strong acceleration from standstill together with the flexibility that can reduce the need for gearshifts.
Fuel efficiency is a standout feature with a combined cycle figure of just 4.6l/100km* ensuring the EcoSport is kind on the pocket.
To further improve fuel efficiency, the five-speed manual transmission is standard on all models bar the 1.5l Petrol Titanium, which utilises the six-speed Ford PowerShift transmission.
The advanced six-speed PowerShift transmission combines the efficiency, optimised gear ratios and responsive performance of a traditional manual transmission with the smoothness, convenience and ease-of-use of a conventional automatic. Low-friction dry clutches are employed, combined with six well-spaced gears to provide responsive acceleration from rest, smooth transitions between gears and optimised fuel economy when cruising.
With its signature Ford face, dramatic rising beltline and a ready-to-pounce stance, the EcoSport conveys a dynamic spirit of energy in action. The spare tyre, with an exclusively designed wheel, is mounted on the tailgate as a classic SUV cue.
Inside, soft-touch fabrics and the global Ice Blue dashboard illumination all convey a feeling of superior quality and craftsmanship. Controls and knobs are ergonomically placed while seats are designed to be soft enough for comfort and firm enough for longer journeys.
Meticulous efforts to reduce noise, vibration and harshness ensure a quite cabin. Add to this a very effective climate control system, and the customer will be very comfortable in the EcoSport.
The EcoSport’s compact sub-four metre dimensions and the electric power-assisted steering with Pull-Drift Compensation help drivers tackle the stress of city driving, be it parking in small spaces, manoeuvring in heavy traffic, or making tight U-turns.
The EcoSport’s high ground clearance of 200 millimetres also means customers won’t have to worry about driving over speed bumps and potholes. And with its exceptional ability to wade through 550 millimetres of water, drivers can confidently drive through large pools of water.
We can confess that the EcoSport makes driving fun and intuitive with an array of smart features. The urban SUV offers Ford SYNC®, the voice-activated in-car connectivity system powered by Microsoft. The award-winning system allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel while choosing their favourite music and making phone calls using voice commands. This feature is perfect for some of us that need to stay connected all the time.
The cabin also has 20 practical storage spaces, including a glove box that can keep up to six beverage cans cool. Its cargo space at the back is just as versatile. The rear seats can be easily folded down for additional cargo space. With the rear seats tumbled against the front seats, the boot space increases to 705 litres, big enough to fit a washing machine. Alternatively the rear seats can be split 60:40 to transport long objects such as flat-pack furniture while still carrying passengers at the back.
The EcoSport has been designed to provide high levels of protection and driver support through a range of advanced features. About half of the urban SUV’s body structure is made up of high-strength steel and ultra-high-strength steel, such as boron steel, making the EcoSport’s frame especially strong yet lightweight too.
The SUV’s array of airbags, including airbags for the driver and front passenger, as well as side airbags and curtain airbags, provides additional peace of mind.
To take the stress out of driving, the EcoSport comes with an array of driver-assist systems. Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is available on all models and helps prevent the wheels from locking up and helps the vehicle to stop quickly on slippery road surfaces. Other advanced safety technologies such as Electronic Stability Control, which is available on some high-series models, also helps customers remain in control at all times, especially on slippery roads. When it detects that the car is potentially losing control, it automatically reduces engine power and selectively brakes individual wheels to stabilise the vehicle and keep it travelling on track.
The EcoSport is available with a fully comprehensive 4-year / 120 000km warranty and 4-year / 60 000km service plan. Service intervals are staggered at 20 000km intervals for the petrol derivatives and 15 000km for the diesel derivatives. Customers will also benefit from 3-years of Roadside Assistance and a 5-year corrosion warranty.
We love the Ford EcoSport!