The new Ford EcoSport is set to challenge an entire class of SUVs, with whole new standards for fuel efficiency, power and capability waiting to be discovered. Each driving experience will be unique and even more pleasurable than the last, regardless of what trim you go for between the Zetec, Titanium and Titanium S.
Just take a glance at the head-turning exterior and you will instantly notice its large alloy wheels, front and rear skid plates and spare wheel. The confident and refined design lends the EcoSport an aerodynamic shape which, combined with the raised clearance, ensures that this SUV is as much at home on the winding roads as it is off the beaten track.
The interior has seen a redesign, with extra space for occupants and premium materials that boost comfort, leaving you more relaxed than ever. The new sound-deadening materials and precision seals also provide you with the peace and quiet you need while driving. In the back, a generous boot space allows for up to 364 litres of luggage to be carried on, this figure increasing to 560 litres once the rear seats are folded in a 60:40 position.
Petrol or diesel – regardless which one you pick, you are guaranteed economy, performance and power. An aerodynamic design and clever additions such as the rear pillar ‘kicker’ help deliver a low drag coefficient, resulting in better fuel efficiency and lower wind resistance.
Opt for the petrol version and you will have a prize-winner under your bonnet. Recognized with the International Engine of the Year award for three years in a row, the EcoBoost 3-cylinder 1.0 litre petrol engine delivers the power you’d expect from a 1.6-litre engine, with an output of either 125 PS or 140 PS, emissions of 125g/km and an efficiency figure of 52.3mpg.
If you would rather choose diesel, the 1.5-litre TDCi unit gives you 95 PS to play with, allowing for 64.2mpg and emissions of just 115g/km.
Long journeys will never be boring again, thanks to the latest-generation of Ford SYNC infotainment system which provides connectivity with MP3 players, Bluetooth-enabled phones, USB drives and car control apps on smartphones.
The new EcoSport has also enhanced its comfort with Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, a feature that allows you to select and maintain your preferred temperature inside the car. Convenience has also been improved, with the Ford Key-free System allowing you to lock and unlock your car without taking your key out of your bag or pocket.
With a strong legacy for safety, the EcoSport contains all the feature you would expect from a class-leading vehicle. ABS and Electronic Brake-force Distribution are standard and control your braking behaviour in the event of an unexpected situation. A Tyre Pressure Monitoring System will alert you when the tyres start losing pressure, preventing accidents. This is all in addition to a host of front, side and curtain airbags that protect drivers and passengers alike.
Come test drive one of the smartest SUVs around in its home at Forest Gate Ford in Corby or Market Harborough. Get in touch with one of our experts via phone or by filling in the contact form and we will arrange a booking for you in no time.
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