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Ford EcoSport


Ford’s latest introduction, the all-new EcoSport, is the perfect partner for your urban journeys and adventures.

The Ford EcoSport, now on sale in South Africa, is a stylish, dynamic and small SUV. The perfect choice to take on the city, the EcoSport offers the high driving position and ground clearance of an SUV with the compact design, nippy performance and economical fuel consumption of a city car.

Ford’s acclaimed EcoBoost technology, offered in the all-new Ford EcoSport, ensures you get more for less. The size of a piece of A4 paper, the 1.0L EcoBoost engine is small, but powerful. The EcoBoost engine offers 92kW of power with a peak torque of 170 Nm. The EcoSport is also available in 1.5l petrol and 1.5l turbo charged diesel variants, meaning there is something on offer for everyone.

To further improve fuel efficiency, the EcoSport features a five-speed manual transmission standard on all models, bar the range topping Titanium derivative, which utilises the six-speed Ford PowerShift transmission.

As a technology leader in the auto industry, Ford offers a wide array of smart technologies in its vehicles to provide a stress-free driving experience. Advanced technologies like the award winning voice-controlled SYNC system, auto headlamps, and rain-sensing wipers are just a few of the comforts you can look forward to in the all-new EcoSport.

Another stand out feature is its practicality and versatility. The Ford designers squeezed out every available millimetre in the cabin to deliver intelligent stowage solutions that will surprise and delight you. The EcoSport has twenty smart storage spaces. There’s place for your sunglasses, phone, purse, laptop, and of course that all important morning cup of coffee. You’ll also find secret compartments hidden under the seats, and for larger loads you need only fold the seats flat to find a load space big enough to swallow a front loader washing machine.

No matter where you’re headed, the EcoSport is up for the task. And you can rest assured that designers have made safety a top priority. Roughly half of the urban SUV’s body structure is made up of high-strength steel and ultra-high-strength steel making the EcoSport’s frame especially strong, yet lightweight too. A multitude of airbags and an array of driver-assist systems mean you and your passengers can enjoy a safe journey, wherever your EcoSport takes you.

For more information about the new Ford EcoSport, visit ford.co.za.