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13th August, 2013

The Ford EcoSport is based on Fordís global B-segment platform that underpins the Ford Fiesta hatch and combines small car practicality with the flexibility and spaciousness of a small SUV.

The distinctive Ford EcoSport features a large front grille; slim, detailed headlights; and cladding on the side sills and bumpers.

The little SUVís high driving position, rugged capability, easy manoeuvrability, and convenient features all make it worthy of consideration for urban customers.

Clever capability

The new Ford EcoSport makes driving fun and intuitive with an array of smart features. The urban SUV is the first in its class to offer Fordís SYNCģ, the voice-activated in-car connectivity system powered by Microsoft. The Ford SYNC system enables drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel while choosing their favourite music and making phone calls from devices connected via Bluetoothģ1 or USB using voice commands. The Ford EcoSportís cabin also has 20 practical storage spaces, including a glove box that can keep up to six beverage cans cool. Its luggage area at the back is just as versatile with split fold and tumble rear seats that can easily fold down and tumble forward for additional luggage space.

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Revolutionary EcoBoost technology

The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine in the EcoSport delivers power and performance of a traditional 1.6-litre engine with an improvement in fuel economy by up to 20 per cent. The engine produces 92kW and peak torque of 170 Nm from 1,400 rpm to 4,500 rpm.

The Ford EcoSport will also be available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing.

Quality that speaks to all five senses

With the new signature Ford 'face' and dramatic rising beltline, the new Ford EcoSport conveys a dynamic spirit of energy in action. The full-size spare tyre, with an exclusively designed wheel, is mounted on the tailgate as a classic SUV cue.

Inside, soft-touch fabrics, tight gaps and the global Ice Blue dashboard illumination all reinforce quality and craftsmanship. Controls and knobs are ergonomically placed while the seats are designed to be soft enough for comfort and firm enough for longer journeys. (copyright image)
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The cabin is said to be quiet at high speeds, thanks to efforts to reduce noise, vibration and harshness. Add to this a very effective climate control system, and customers will be very comfortable in the Ford EcoSport.

The Ford EcoSportís compact dimensions and the electric power-assisted steering with Pull-Drift Compensation help drivers tackle the stress of city driving, be it parking in small spaces, manoeuvring in heavy traffic, or making tight U-turns. The Ford EcoSportís high ground clearance of 200 millimetres also means customers wonít have to worry about driving over speed bumps and potholes or through flooded streams. The SUV has the exceptional ability to wade through 550 mm of water.

Safety and driver assistance

The Ford EcoSport has been designed to provide protection and driver support through a range of features. About half of the urban SUVís body structure is made up of high-strength steel and ultra-high-strength steel, such as boron steel, making the Ford EcoSportís frame strong yet lightweight too.

The SUVís suite of airbags provides additional peace of mind. The Ford EcoSport offers driver, driverís knee and front passenger airbags, as well as side airbags and curtain airbags.

To take the stress out of driving, the Ford EcoSport comes with an array of driver-assist systems. Hill Launch Assist helps drivers make a perfect hill start whether itís uphill or downhill, by holding the SUV for up to three seconds. This prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards or forwards while moving off from the slope, increasing driver confidence.

Advanced safety technologies such as Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) also help customers remain in control at all times, especially on slippery roads. When it detects that the car is losing control, it automatically reduces engine power and selectively brakes individual wheels to stabilise the vehicle and keep it travelling on track.

More details of the Ford EcoSport will be published closer to its December launch.



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