Ford’s all-new EcoSport SUV offers the optimum combination of small car agility, affordability and fuel efficiency, with the flexibility and space customers expect from a SUV – in one stylish and connected package, the company claims.
The stylish and rugged Ford EcoSport is believed to be the first SUV in the world to offer a 1.0-litre engine and is among the first Ford vehicles in Europe available with Ford SYNC with AppLink, enabling drivers to voice-control smartphone apps while keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Ford describes the model as stylish and practical – with a short bonnet, raked front pillars, and a distinctive five-piece chrome front grille with angular headlamps and signature LED light strips.
The full-sized spare wheel mounted on the tailgate ensures the EcoSport’s load capacity rivals that of many medium-sized family cars with up to 375 litres available when the rear seats are in place, depending on the rake of the seats. The EcoSport also delivers a commanding driving position with the driver’s seat height adjustable and the steering column adjustable for both reach and rake.
The 123bhp 1.0-litre EcoBoost achieves 53.3mpg and 125g/km CO. The EcoSport also offers a 110bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine that can achieve 44.8mpg and 149g/km CO specified with a five-speed manual gearbox or with a six-speed automatic gearbox. There is also the option of an 87bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine, which achieves 61.4mpg with 120g/km CO emissions.