The new 2018 Ford EcoSport a greater amount of sportsmanship and is first equipped with AWD full wheel drive. There is also a lack of advanced propulsion and a host of innovative technologies available during driving.
2018 Ford EcoSport – The Blue Ocean Builder chose the international showroom of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 to unveil the new EcoSport, a crossover featuring aesthetic restyling, unprecedented technical features and innovative technologies, and aiming at boosting success of the first version launched in 2014 and sold in Europe in about 150,000 copies.
On the aesthetic level, the new EcoSport becomes more aggressive than the previous version and points to a refurbished front for Ford’s latest aesthetic styling: the more carved bonnet, the new trapezoidal grille and the more sharp optical LED daytime running lights give birth to a more marked design and certainly more in line with the one already shown by the house Suv, Edge and Kuga.
Small refinements should also be reported within the new Ford Kuga where the cabin has greater autonomy and convenience due to new seats optimized for greater comfort, unmatched soft touch materials, and a redesigned central console for intuitive use of commands and a very small number of buttons. It is also more convenient for the height-adjustable luggage compartment floor that can be lifted to access a further storage compartment hidden or lowered to increase capacity at 334 liters.
Various new technologies are available, ranging from the new SYNC 3 infotainment system , compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and supported by an 8 “(6.5”) touchscreen display, to the new onboard computer from 4.2 “ which includes a variety of information related to driving, by controlling the cruising speed with adjustable limiter ( cruise control with adjustable speed limiter ) to the rear view camera ( rear View camera ).
The newest features of the new Ford EcoSport are, however, underpinned by an upgraded engine range: 1.0 EcoBoost 100, 125 and 140 hp, 1.5 TDCi diesel 100 hp and the new 1.5 EcoBlue 125 hp diesel . Two transmissions available: a manual 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The big novelty is represented by the possibility to have the AWD integral traction on EcoSport for the first time, which in the case is combined with the new EcoBlue 1.5 125 hp engine and 300 Nm torque and 6-speed manual transmission.