The new Ford EcoSport Active is a compact SUV that’s designed to take both the urban jungle and the great outdoors in its stride. With a rugged yet sporty aesthetic, it lends the model series a fresh look that appeals to those who want an extra helping of style with their crossover.
The Active iteration of the EcoSport is recognisable as part of the model series thanks to its hexagonal grille and slanted headlights, which present an aggressive, no-nonsense look. Like its sister models, it sports an elevated ride height and sweeping roofline, but with a contrasting roof colour and plastic cladding around the wheel arches. New additions include faux skid plates at the front and rear for a more rugged appearance, alongside tinted windows and new alloy wheels, which lend an element of class.
Sleek utility is the theme for the EcoSport Active’s cabin, with a clean, uncluttered dash design and central console keeping the operation of controls simple. An 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system takes pride of place, and steering wheel mounted buttons mean you can select the next track or make a phone call without taking your hands off the wheel. As a family car, the EcoSport Active has plenty of space for five, with supportive seats ensuring all occupants stay comfy and relaxed no matter how long the journey. With a generous boot too, there’s room for sports bags, a buggy, suitcases – or whatever else you need for your trip.
The new Ford EcoSport Active is expected to launch with the brand’s award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, with 125PS providing strong acceleration. Like the other models in the series, it will be equipped with fuel saving technologies such as Auto Start-Stop, which automatically switches off the vehicle’s engine when you’re waiting in traffic or at the lights, re-starting it when you depress the clutch on a manual version or release the brake on an automatic model.
Technology is a key part of any modern drive, and the EcoSport Active will be equipped for entertainment, connectivity and safety. Features such as automatic climate control will keep everyone aboard at the perfect temperature, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration means you can access your favourite music from your mobile device. Meanwhile, cruise control, automatic headlights and Traffic Sign Recognition all work to keep you protected out on the road.
To find out more about the forthcoming Ford EcoSport Active, or to register your interest in the model, get in touch with Forest Gate Ford in Corby and Market Harborough today.