A South American legend, the new Ford Ecosport is a high-performance SUV with heaps of personality. Whether you're looking for a smooth city car, or a durable vehicle for off-road conditions, the Ford Ecosport is sure to impress.
Based on Ford’s B-segment platform, the Ecosport has all the agility and neatness of its relations, the Fiesta and B-Max. But the car’s larger size and indomitable design mark it out as a commanding presence on the road. From the bold front grille to the slim, predatory headlights, the Ecosport radiates aggressive confidence, and prominent bumpers indicate the vehicle’s rugged toughness.
Measuring less than four metres in length, the Ford Ecosport is capable of nimble urban navigation. The interior is surprisingly spacious though, and it has a variety of clever systems, including Ford SYNC, which allows drivers to make use of voice-activated phone calls and Bluetooth/USB music connectivity. The control panel has been designed ergonomically, meaning everything that you need is close to hand and positioned logically, and all of your passengers will enjoy comfortable seating with plenty of legroom.
Choose between a variety of fuel-efficient engines – all of which provide a sporty, but economical, drive. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine offers excellent fuel economy and reduced CO2 levels, but still provides satisfying torque levels. Opt for a 1.5-litre petrol unit and you'll benefit from 110bhp output, facilitating powerful performance, with acceleration from 0-60mph in around 12 seconds. Front-wheel drive distributes torque effectively, and the car's ground clearance is impressive, making off-road driving easier.
The Ecosport's athletic performance doesn't detract from its excellent safety record. Hill Launch Assist gives an extra boost on tough inclines, to ensure that you get to the top safely. Emergency Assistance is also included, so if you run into trouble, contacting the emergency services is quicker than ever.
For more information on the Ford Ecosport, or to book a test drive, contact Birchwood Ford today, or visit our Eastbourne, Halland or Hastings branch.