Customers can now specify the EcoSport compact SUV without a rear-mounted spare wheel for the first time. Subtle and stylish interior improvements include standard partial leather seats for Titanium models, a new steering wheel design, and additional chrome detailing.
Convenience and comfort also are enhanced with a Winter Pack – featuring heated windscreen, heated mirrors and heated front seats. EcoSport driving dynamics have been improved with revisions to the springs, dampers, rear torsion beam, Electronic Stability Programme, and Electronic Power Assisted Steering settings.
EcoSport is available with Ford’s multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, 1.5-litre petrol engine or 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine.
Ford EcoSport models specified without the rear-mounted spare wheel feature a tyre mobility kit as standard, while the rear swing-gate design for those vehicles also has been revised to allow easier access to the bootspace with partial opening. All models now feature a distinctive EcoSport badge on the rear, giving the compact SUV a more premium feel.
Inside, the new partial leather seats offered as standard on Titanium models feature high quality materials. Privacy glass is available for all EcoSport trim levels, while the Winter Pack also adds rear seat ventilation at floor level to improve comfort for rear passengers in cold weather.
The restyled interior delivers a contemporary, more upscale feel with a new stylish and ergonomic steering wheel design with fewer buttons, which also features on the new Ford Focus. A charcoal black lower instrument panel, centre console and door boards are introduced, while the instrument cluster now features a light dimming function and chrome-surround rings to match the electric window switches.
Ford’s remarkable technologies are designed to do many things. And every feature and system exists to keep you connected and entertained, as well as make life easier.
Advanced hands-free technology
Ford SYNC lets you control your music and make and receive calls on your mobile, using simple, direct voice commands. You can use voice commands to play songs from a USB or MP3/iPod® too, or stream music from a Bluetooth®-compatible phone. The system even reads your incoming texts aloud.
Extra control during hill starts
Choose the PowerShift automatic transmission option and you get Hill Start Assist: a system that temporarily stops you rolling backwards when making a hill start. It works by maintaining pressure to the braking system for an extra 2.5 seconds, giving you more time and control as you move your foot from brake pedal to accelerator. The technology is also useful when you’re stopping and starting on slippery surfaces.
Parking distance sensors help you judge the distance between your vehicle and obstacles behind you. When the sensors detect an object, they activate an audible warning that intensifies the closer you get to it. (Optional across the range)
Cruise Control helps keep your car at a pre-set speed limit that you select, making for more relaxed driving on long motorway journeys. As well as minimizing the likelihood of you exceeding the speed limit, it can also help to save fuel too. (Standard on Titanium.)
Petrol or diesel power? Whichever option you choose you’re guaranteed performance, power and economy. The car’s aerodynamic body shape and design details like the rear pillar ‘kicker’ combine to deliver a low drag co-efficient. The result: lower wind resistance and greater fuel efficiency.
With a range of practical, useful and tough features, the New Ford EcoSport is made for city streets… and built to escape them.
High kerbs, potholes, road works, speed humps…Town and city streets can prove hazardous. Which is why the EcoSport’s rugged construction includes an elevated ground clearance.
Unlike traditional, more bulky SUVs, EcoSport has a tight turning circle which makes U-turns on busy streets quick and easy, even when there are cars parked on both sides.
The Ford EcoSport’s ‘approach’ and ‘departure’ angles are set at 21.0 degrees and 33.3 degrees respectively, with a ramp breakover angle of 23.3 degrees (unloaded). These degrees relate to the angles at which your car can drive over an obstruction and avoid scraping its underside: essential for a modern SUV.
Whether you’re the driver or a passenger, you can be sure that a comprehensive package of safety measures are designed to protect you. The New Ford EcoSport is also equipped with security measures that can help keep your car (and your valuables) safe from thieves.
STATE-OF-THE-ART AIRBAG SYSTEM
The new EcoSport comes with driver, passenger, curtain and side airbags, as well as a driver's knee airbag: all fitted as standard. Advanced sensors are also positioned at key points in the vehicle to ensure a swift and controlled response.
Ford SYNC with Emergency Assist
An important and potentially life-saving part of Ford SYNC is Emergency Assist*. In the unlikely event of an accident, where the airbag is deployed or the fuel-pump deactivated, the technology can help make a direct call to the Emergency Services for you. Crucially, the system will supply vital information, such as your GPS coordinates, even if you are unconscious.
Helping to keep children safe
The new EcoSport is designed to help keep young children safe and secure on every journey. And it comes with four rear ISOFIX child seat attachment points, so you can easily fit two child seats.
An effective deterrent
A standard perimeter alarm protects your vehicle by sounding if the doors, bonnet or luggage compartment door are opened by force or if the ignition is switched on whilst the alarm is set.
Advanced systems for more controlled braking
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution ensure that your braking is more controlled. Emergency Brake Assist also helps the EcoSport brake more effectively in an emergency situation. It does this by sensing how much pressure you’ve applied to the brake yourself and automatically increasing it, if necessary.
An early warning if a tyre is going flat
If any of your tyres starts to lose pressure during your journey, the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System warns you there’s a puncture by lighting up an icon on the instrument panel.
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