Ford EcoSport, Muscular and Classy
The all-new EcoSport provides roomy space for five, a high driving position with outstanding visibility, a refined cabin environment engineered for quiet operation, carefully selected and matched materials, and a modern design ethos. It all adds up to make the Ford EcoSport a compelling alternative to the run-of-the-mill compact car.
At first glance, the distinctive and aerodynamic Ford EcoSport looks like it’s ready to pounce. The fluid, dynamic and refined lines of the compact SUV are clearly defined by Ford’s global design language.
A wide hood sweeps into sculpted bodylines, conveying a dynamic spirit of energy in motion. Modern, slim headlamps frame a high-mounted trapezoidal grille which gives the Ford EcoSport an element of pride and a signature Ford face.
The lines of the headlamps stretch towards the rear, allowing the air to flow around them and improving the SUV’s aerodynamics. At the same time, the dynamic line that stretches from the hood to the A-pillar adds to the urban SUV’s contemporary appearance.
Moving to the side, blacked out B-pillars unify the windows into one elegant shape. The muscular beltline, formed by the windows and door creases, ascends as it runs to the rear of the car, adding to the sense of movement on the vehicle.
At the back, the large rear window wraps around to the sides along with oblique tail lamps. To keep the rear profile sleek, the tailgate handle was built into the tail lamp. A small black access button on the tailgate handle can be used to unlock the boot.
The spare tyre, with an exclusively designed wheel, is mounted on the tailgate as a classic SUV cue, as well as for practical reasons. This results in more available cargo space in the vehicle, and makes it easier for customers to lift heavy loads into the vehicle over the lower bumper.
The inside of the all-new Ford EcoSport follows the contemporary and creative lines on the outside. Controls and knobs are ergonomically placed while soft-touch fabrics, tight gaps and the global Ice Blue dashboard illumination all reinforce superior quality and craftsmanship.
The design team paid great attention to the smallest details inside the cabin, from seat fabrics to the grain on the door trim, to create an interior that appeals to the senses. If you look at the grain up close on the instrument panel and door trim, you’ll see little squares of varying sizes breaking up the uniformity and monotony of the dots. Inspired by cellular structures in plants, and named Squareflec, this grain gives the interior a very modern look.
The all-new Ford EcoSport combines performance with economy, responsiveness with smoothness, thanks to an advanced powertrain range fronted by the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost® engine.
The urban SUV is the first vehicle in India to feature the patented 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine, which introduces Ford’s global EcoBoost powertrain technology to the country for the first time.
The smallest engine in its class, Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is big on power, torque and refinement. Producing 125 PS of power and peak torque of 170 Nm, the quiet and smooth-running engine will deliver power and performance that rivals a traditional 1.6-litre petrol engine. With 25 percent fewer moving parts, the three-cylinder EcoBoost is able to deliver superior fuel economy and lower emissions. In India, the Ford EcoSport with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine achieves 18.9 km/L and emits 126 g/km of carbon dioxide1.
Tiny enough to fit on a sheet of A4 paper or stow away in an airplane overhead luggage compartment, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost enhances Ford’s growing global family of EcoBoost engines which includes 1.5-, 1.6- and 2.0-litre four-cylinders, and two 3.5-litre V6 variants.
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