Ford made the EU-specs Ford EcoSport 2018 sportier

Updated Nov 25, 2022 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

Ford recently launched the Ford EcoSport 2018 facelift for Europe.

In the Philippines, the Ford EcoSport is among our best buddies on the street, along with the Ranger and the Everest. For the June performance, this crossover SUV recorded a whopping 15% increase in sales to 984 vehicles.

But instead of resting on its laurels, the American auto manufacturer is getting much better at what they do. The company has just revealed online its Ford EcoSport 2018 for the Europe market. The all-new Ford EcoSport isn’t just bolder in general styling but packs a wealth of modern, efficient technology.

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A blue European EcoSport 2018 angular front view

Ford made the Ford EcoSport 2018 for Europe sportier

The styling, for example, comes with a more substantial rear bumper, refreshed headlights and the high-mounted trapezoidal grille. For the first time ever, you can even personalize this crossover SUV with contrasting painted roof. What’s more, the side mirrors painted a different color is also available.

Concerning interior, passengers will be treated to features and amenities like the SYNC 3 system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a B&O Play sound system, 6.5-inch or 8-inch touchscreen, 7 airbags, roll stability control, and blind spot information system. Being a city-slicker for Filipino drivers, the European EcoSport 2018 also get more intelligent configurations and more excellent storage options to help support its occupants’ everyday activities and manage their hectic lifestyle.

A blue European EcoSport 2018 angular rear view

The all-new Ford EcoSport 2018 isn’t just bolder in general styling but packs a wealth of modern, efficient technology

The largest difference for the Ford EcoSport 2018, however, is the Ford’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system. In mid-2018, the new SUV will be powered by a 1.5-liter EcoBlue oil-burner that puts out 123hp and a 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine that produces 99hp. Plus, customers can even order the European SUV in the sporty ST-Line variant, thanks to some delicate adjustments by Ford Performance.

The refreshed Ford EcoSport 2018 is scheduled to go on sale in the European market later this year. 

2018 Ford Ecosport ST-Line for Europe External & Internal

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Ford EcoSport

The Ford EcoSport 2023 is a 5-seater subcompact crossover from the Blue Oval company. Ford Ecosport 2023 price in Philippines ranges between Php 750,000 and Php 1,190,000 for the model's four variants. Under the hood, two engines options are available in the Philippines. One is the 1.5-liter gasoline engine that makes 121 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque, while the other is a smaller 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine that delivers 123 horsepower and 170 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission is connected to the engine.

When it comes to the dimensions, the EcoSport spans 4,325 mm in length, 1,765 mm in width, and 1,656 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,519 mm. Also, it boasts a ground clearance rated at 209 mm. In the local market, this American small crossover is competing against the likes of the Volkswagen T-Cross, Kia Stonic, and Geely Coolray.