The new Ford EcoSport compact SUV delivers enhanced versatility and capability, more refined styling and sophisticated technologies. Ford has sold 150,000 EcoSports in Europe since the model was introduced to the region in 2014.
Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive (AWD) is now offered for the first time, for improved traction on- and off-road, combined with an advanced new 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, delivering up to 125 PS and optimised CO2 emissions. Ford’s multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine will also be offered with three power outputs up to 140 PS.
Dynamic, rugged and refined, the new EcoSport exterior styling reflects that of the mid-sized Kuga and the large Edge SUVs. The new model will be offered in 12 bold colours with more personalisation options available including contrasting painted roof colours that extend to the window pillars, upper door frames, rear roof spoiler and door mirrors.
The new EcoSport interior features user-friendly controls and soft-touch materials, with floating central touchscreens up to 8-inches. The new EcoSport line-up will also for the first time include the new EcoSport ST-Line variant, delivering unique Ford Performance-inspired exterior and interior styling.
Sophisticated new driver assistance technologies and convenience features include, for the first time on EcoSport, Cruise Control with Adjustable Speed Limiter and a rear view camera. Automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers also are available, as are Ford’s Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) that can alert the driver to vehicles approaching alongside; a new 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster; power-folding, heated door mirrors; SYNC 3 connectivity; and a new premium B&O PLAY sound system specifically calibrated for EcoSport.
The new Tourneo Custom delivers premium travel for up to nine occupants. Featuring bold new front-end exterior design that shares the same design DNA as Ford’s latest passenger cars, the new Tourneo Custom is the only vehicle in its segment to offer six individual rear passenger seats with the ability to arrange the two rear rows in conference format. This not only provides outstanding access but also enhanced interaction between passengers.
Rear seat passengers benefit from a more effective air conditioning system, six USB ports, and a 10-speaker audio system. Material quality is enhanced with thick yarn fabrics and fine grain leathers. The new Tourneo Custom also benefits from improved connectivity with Ford’s SYNC 3 system supported by an 8-inch touchscreen.
“With the new Tourneo Custom, every passenger can enjoy the best seat in the house,” said Pete Reyes, vehicle line director, Ford of Europe. “This versatile people mover has been transformed from top to bottom, with a stylish interior that combines the comfort and quality of a luxury car with outstanding space and practicality.”
The new Tourneo Custom is the first vehicle in its segment to offer Intelligent Speed Limiter. Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert is also available on the new model. These new features add to the comprehensive suite of technologies already available for Tourneo Custom, including Pre‑Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Alert, Side Wind Stabilisation and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Ford’s state-of-the-art 2.0-litre Ford EcoBlue diesel engine delivers up to 170PS alongside significant cost of ownership and performance benefits. A six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission is smooth and responsive, and a unique-to-segment rear air suspension system delivers a supple, controlled and level ride across a wide range of load conditions.
An upscale Titanium X package and a dynamic Sport series will also be offered on the new Tourneo Custom.
Please keep an eye on our news page for updates about the progress of the New Ford EcoSport, due in Spring 2018 and the New Ford Tourneo Custom, coming soon. To register your interest in either of these vehicles, please contact us via our website – or phone or visit your nearest Gates Ford dealership.