Ford EcoSport


(2016) Ford EcoSport TITANIUM (5dr 5 seat SUV) sk: 99459

Combining the agility, affordability and fuel efficiency of a compact car with the versatility & spaciousness of an SUV, the all-new Ford EcoSport arrives in NZ late April 2014. Features a high driving position, superior fuel economy, easy manoeuvrability & smart features, the well-rounded EcoSport is the right vehicle for both city streets & rural roads. The all-new Ford EcoSport has been designed to provide the highest levels of protection & driver support through a range of advanced features all of which helped the Ford EcoSport earn a top 5 Star ANCAP safety rating. About half of the urban SUV’s body structure is made up of high-strength steel & ultra-high-strength steel, such as boron steel, making the Ford EcoSport’s frame especially strong yet lightweight too. The SUV’s array of airbags provides additional peace of mind. The Ford EcoSport offers 7-airbags as standard, driver & front passenger, driver’s knee airbag, side airbags & curtain airbags. To take the stress out of driving, EcoSport also comes with an array of driver-assist systems. Ford’s Hill Launch Assist helps driver's make a perfect hill start whether it’s uphill or downhill, by holding the SUV for up to 3-seconds. This prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards or forwards while moving off from a slope. Advanced safety technologies such as Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) & Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), also helps maintain control of the Ford EcoSport at all times, especially on slick roads. When the DSC detects that the car is losing control, it automatically reduces engine power & selectively brakes individual wheels to stabilise the vehicle and keep it travelling on track. The ABS system prevents wheel lock & helps the vehicle stop quickly on slick roads. EcoSport offers Ford SYNC, standard on both the EcoSport Trend & Titanium. Ford SYNC is the voice-activated in-car connectivity system powered by Microsoft. The award-winning system enables drivers to keep their eyes on the road & hands on the wheel while choosing their favorite music & making phone calls using voice commands. Information is readily available at the driver’s fingertips, thanks to the SYNC button, main radio & phone controls on the steering wheel. Using Bluetooth technology, SYNC can wirelessly connect up to 12 different mobile phones to the all-new EcoSport. There are almost 8 million vehicles with SYNC on the world’s road today, with a forecast of 14 million by 2015 as Ford continues to roll out SYNC globally. Smart convenience even starts before drivers take to the road in the all-new EcoSport. With Smart Keyless Entry featured on the EcoSport Titanium, customers no longer need to fumble with a key to unlock the EcoSport or to start the engine. With a key fob in their pocket or bag, they can unlock the doors automatically by pulling the door handle. Once behind the wheel, they can simply push the Ford Power Start button & go. The cabin of the all-new EcoSport has 20 practical storage spaces, including a glove box that can keep up to six beverage cans cool. Its cargo space at the back is just as versatile. The rear seats can be reclined for greater comfort or easily folded down for additional cargo space. With the rear seats tumbled against the front seats, the cargo space increases to 705L's. The rear seats can be split 60/40 to transport long objects such as flat-pack furniture, while still carrying passengers in the back. The all-new EcoSport is powered by Ford’s global 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, with twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) technology. The engine delivers peak power of 82kW at 6,300rpm and peak torque of 142Nm at 4,400rpm. The Ti-VCT feature is able to adjust the overlap between the intake & exhaust valves precisely & continuously, so that the engine can operate at optimum settings for peak fuel economy or power output as conditions demand. Another benefit of this technology is a broadened torque curve. The Ti-VCT strategy allows the intake valve to be advanced, so instant power is delivered when the customer demands it at low speeds. At high speeds, the intake cam is retarded & higher airflows are available. For the driver, this means improved low-speed torque & increased fuel economy, perfect for urban driving conditions. The 1.5L Ti-VCT engine is mated to the advanced Ford PowerShift 6speed automatic transmission. With the PowerShift automatic, it uses a fuel efficient 6.5L/100km. The dual dry-clutch PowerShift automatic transmission delivers performance similar to that of a traditional manual transmission, with the shift quality and ease-of-use of a conventional automatic. With the SelectShift feature, drivers can enjoy the control of a manual, & change gears at the touch of a button without a clutch. The all-new EcoSport delivers aerodynamics with style. The lines & the shape are carefully sculpted to convey Ford’s design spirit while maximising functionality. The design & engineering teams spent a year-and-a-half shaping the body of the all-new EcoSport to make it more efficient when slicing through the air despite its SUV profile. They spent 160 hours in the wind tunnel, tweaking mere millimeters, & put in more than 10,000 hours on computational fluid dynamics simulations to find the perfect silhouette. Their hard work resulted in an outstanding drag coefficient of 0.365. Some examples of the aerodynamic actions include; slight rise at the end of the hood to eliminate areas of turbulence, front baffle built into the bumper to avoid recirculation of air & improve airflow under the vehicle, improved sealing between the hood & the front grille, raked A-pillar & tilted side mirrors designed to reduce wind noise, air deflectors in front of the rear tires & D-pillar kicker to propel air flow. The spare tire, with an exclusively designed wheel and cover, is mounted on the tailgate as a classic SUV cue. Inside features soft-touch fabrics, tight gaps & the global Ice Blue dashboard illumination. Controls & knobs are ergonomically placed while seats are designed to be soft enough for comfort & firm enough for longer journeys. The cabin is also extremely quiet at high speeds, thanks to efforts to reduce noise, vibration & harshness. Add to this a very effective climate control system. The Ford EcoSport’s compact dimensions & the electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) with Pull-Drift Compensation help drivers tackle the stress of city driving, be it parking in small spaces, maneuvering in heavy traffic, or making tight U-turns. More than 90 parameters have been carefully tuned to deliver accurate responses at high speed while remaining manageable when parking. The steering is also intelligent enough to vary its assistance based on vehicle speed, steering wheel angle, cornering forces & acceleration or deceleration. Because the belt-driven power steering pump is eliminated, EPAS results in a quieter vehicle with fewer components drawing engine power. The EPAS steering system also reduces fuel consumption by at least 3% compared to a conventional hydraulic power steering system. EPAS also enables new technologies that adjust for minor driving annoyances. Pull-Drift Compensation detects road conditions, such as a crowned road surface or blustery crosswinds & adjusts the EPAS system to help the driver compensate for the pulling & drifting these conditions can cause. Active Nibble Control helps reduce vibrations that transfer through the steering wheel. This feature senses & eliminates the 'shimmy' felt at high speeds when a wheel is out of balance or a brake rotor is warped. Both software-based technologies are designed & integrated to be seamless & unnoticeable to the driver. The steering accuracy of the EPAS system is particularly useful when negotiating narrow city streets. The Ford EcoSport’s tight turning circle of 10.6metres also makes navigating urban traffic easier, especially when making U-turns on streets with cars parked on both sides. The urban SUV’s high ground clearance of 200mm also means customers won’t have to worry about driving over speed bumps & potholes. The EcoSport also has & exceptional ability to wade through 550mm of water. Recommended retail price for the Ford EcoSport Trend is $29,990 & the Ford EcoSport Titanium is $32,990 (GST inclusive).

General Info

Price $32,990
Shape SUV
No. Doors 5
Seats 5
Wading Depth 550
Approach Angle 25
Departure Angle 35


Wheelbase 2521
Turning Diameter 10
Front Track 1519
Rear Track 1518
Length 4245
Ground Clearance Front 200




Brakes Front disc, vented
Rear drum, 228mm
Entertainment & Communication CD player
USB input port
AUX input
6-speaker audio system
AM/FM tuner
Bluetooth integration
Ford SYNC 1 in-vehicle connectivity system
3.5in multi-functional display screen
Exterior Front & rear towing hooks
Door mirror's with turn indicator repeater lights
Roof rails, silver
Power adjustable door mirror's
Door mirror's with approach lights (illuminates when vehicle is unlocked)
Left hinged tailgate with exterior spare wheel
Wipers- front rain sensing
Interior Steering wheel with leather trim
ECM rear view mirror electrochromatic with automatic dimming function
Trip computer
Steering wheel mounted Cruise Control
Glovebox with cooling function
Leather interior trim
Steering wheel with audio controls
Ford Power Start button
Steering column, rake adjustable
Rear cargo area tie-down hooks
12V power outlet rear
Steering column, reach adjustable
A/C with electronic automatic temperature control (EATC)
Storage, under front passenger seat
Lighting Front fog lights
Automatic headlights
Headlights with 'follow me home' function
CHMSL Centre High Mounted Stop Light
Rear fog light, integrated into bumper
Safety EBD Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
EBA Emergency Brake Assist
DSC Dynamic Stability Control
TCS Traction Control system
HLA Hill Launch Assist
ABS Anti-lock Braking System
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Child safety rear door locks
Driver's knee airbag
7-airbag system
Rear child seat tether anchorage points x3
Side thorax airbags, front
Emergency hazard warning brake lights
Beltminder seatbelt system, driver & front passenger
Airbags, driver & front passenger
Parking Assist sensors, rear
Door-unlock on crash with hazard lights
Side curtain airbags, front & rear


Engine Name Ford 1.5p Ti-VCT
Engine Description Twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) technology
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Tank Capacity 52
Recomended Fuel 95-98 RON, E10
BasicFuelType Petrol
Capacity 1498
Cylinder Count 4
Bore 79
Stroke 76.4
Valves Per Cylinder 4
Transmission Manufacturer Ford
Gears 6
Transmission Type PowerShift automatic with SelectShift
Transmission Description Dual dry-clutch PowerShift automatic transmission, with the shift quality & ease-of-use of a conventional automatic, SelectShift feature, drivers can enjoy the control of a manual & change gears at the touch of a button without a clutch
Torque Nm 140
Torque RPM 4400
Power Kw 82
Power RPM 6300
Economy Combined 6.5
CO2 Emissions 154
Euro Standard 5


Kerb Weight 1289
Gross Vehicle Mass 1690
Towing Capacity Braked 500
Towing Capacity Unbraked 500

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