It’s definitely a fun moment when we get to test drive cars on GoTrend, but when one of our favourite brands, Ford, released the updated version of their EcoSport, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it! It’s a beautiful and modern looking SUV with a unique feature of being not too big, yet having so much space that it’s not too small. It’s just… right!
We got to drive the snappy 1.0 EcoBoost Trend Model with an automatic gearbox, we were instantly greeted with a ton of beautiful features and a front cabin that wasn’t so dark and dingy as some other models in its class.
It comes with the all-famous EcoBoost engine which has quite a lot of swag. For six years in a row the EcoBoost 1.0-litre engine has won the International Engine of the Year award for the best engine under 1.0-litre. Continuing to dominate its segment, the judges praised the engine’s combination of performance, fuel-efficiency and technology. This award-winning engine is available in the FIESTA, ECOSPORT and FOCUS. The engine boasts a 20% decrease in CO2 emissions making it a little easier on the earth to drive.
The enhanced SYNC®3 system, now available with navigation puts the city at your fingertips. Keep your hands on the wheel, and your eyes on the road. Use simple voice commands to make calls, listen to text messages and, play your favourite music. Integrate your smartphone with SYNC®3 for hands-free control of your favourite apps via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or Applink®.The 8-inch touchscreen5 on Titanium is smarter that ever, with integrated satellite navigation and intuitive smartphone-like actions, like swipe control and pinch-to-zoom. Since we have an iPhone connecting to Apple CarPlay was as easy as plugging the cable into the phone.
Fuel consumption has never been better on the EcoSport with an impressive 5.4L / 100KM (great for the petrol price right now here in South Africa!) All models come standard with Ford Protect, a four-year/120 000km warranty, five-year or unlimited km corrosion warranty. Plus, a four year or 60000KM service plan.
Following that, the EcoSport comes in a selection of eight different colours to suit every mood and has various options to customize the trims on the interior and exterior of the car. But for a little extra information you can visit the site over here.