Be confident wherever you are in the Ford EcoSport. Take on difficult city streets and excel on rural terrain in this compact SUV that’s focused on practicality.
The EcoSport has a confident stance but a compact size, giving you the best of both worlds. It stands tall and rides on 16.5-inch alloy wheels, as a minimum. This latest version has a mature profile thanks to sharp creases on the bonnet and along the sides, enlarged headlights and honeycomb detailing on the grille as an option. Smatterings of chrome and LED daytime running lights sharpen its guise. For a sporty look, choose the ST-Line, which has the option of a two-tone colour scheme, rear spoiler and striking alloy wheels. On winter mornings, you’ll appreciate the Quickclear windscreen with an imbedded heating system to quickly melt any ice or clear condensation.
Designed with families in mind, the versatility of the EcoSport is impressive. Take your pick from three height settings in the load space to create a cargo area that can carry everything you need. It allows you to fold the seats completely flat. There’s also a secret compartment for other items that you might not want in sight. The contemporary dashboard puts the SYNC 3 screen in the centre for an intuitive driving experience, while optional suede seat coverings brings luxury to the everyday.
Easy driving is the focus of the Ford EcoSport. The high ground clearance means speed bumps and kerbs are no problem, and the tight 10.6m turning circle makes it easy to manoeuvre when we need to turn around. A range of punchy engines provide plenty of power for zipping around the city, and you can upgrade your choice if you expect to venture on long motorway journeys. They’re impressively green to run, emitting just 107g/km of CO2 with the 1.5-litre diesel. Rest assured that the 1.0-litre EcoBoost will put out more than enough power for everyday driving with a choice of 123bhp and 138bhp. It has won numerous awards for its blend of performance and efficiency.
Technology and safety
Every new EcoSport comes with Ford SYNC 3, giving you a 6.5-inch touchscreen to manage music, temperature and handy driving tools. A number of systems allow you to link up your smartphone, providing access to apps while you drive. You can upgrade to the Titanium to enjoy the benefit of satellite navigation on a larger 8-inch screen. This trim also boasts a rear camera with sensors for simple parking. Thanks to ESP with Hill Launch Assist, the EcoSport ensures a surefooted drive to help you feel safe on the road. The Hill Launch Assist system prevents roll back on hill starts.
Try out the Ford EcoSport and unearth its many bonus features with a test drive from Gates Ford. Call us or enquire online to book an appointment.