Ford has revealed a new version of the Ecosport compact SUV which, for the first time, offers Ford Intelligent all-wheel-drive technology.
It will feature a new 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, delivering up to 125PS alongside Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol in 140PS, 125PS and 100PS power outputs.
The diesel engine has been optimised for low emissions and, despite having all-wheel-drive, emits 119g/km of CO2.
For the first time the Ecosport will be available in ST‑Line trim. The new Ford Ecosport delivers driver assistance technologies including SYNC 3 connectivity, Cruise Control with Adjustable Speed Limiter and a Rear View Camera.
The styling has been enhanced and is now more rugged. Buyers can choose from 12 bold colours and more personalisation options – including contrasting roof colours.
A new interior offers a better occupant experience with floating central eight-inch touchscreen, heated steering wheel and smart stowage solutions including an adjustable boot floor.
The SUV segment is the fastest growing in Europe. Registrations of SUV models grew by more than 21% year-on-year to account for more than one quarter of all new passenger car registrations in 2016. Last year, Ford’s SUV sales in Europe grew by more than 30%.
The new Ecosport will continue to deliver ride and handling tuned specifically for customers in Europe, with optimised springs, dampers, spring aids, steering gear, rear axle twist beam, Electronic Stability Programme settings and steering assistance profiles.