Ford bares 7 reasons why you should consider the EcoSport

Updated Feb 23, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It now starts at P799K.

The Ford EcoSport is a subcompact crossover first introduced in the local market in 2014. Since then, Ford has been offering Filipino car buyers an affordable vehicle option that has a slightly more interior room yet drives comfortably like a sedan.

Ford Philippines knows that the EcoSport is ideal for those who are looking for a versatile and economical car that can be used on a daily. For that reason, the American carmaker has given seven reasons why the EcoSport should be considered.

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1. Recognized all over the world

Being a globally-renowned vehicle is a good thing as it could mean that the vehicle is versatile since it is suited to be sold in different markets. The Ford EcoSport subcompact crossover is currently being sold to various markets such as in the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.

2. Power and Efficiency

Ford Philippines offers the EcoSport with two different engine options, namely a 1.0-liter engine and a larger 1.5-liter engine. Both are purposely offered to provide Filipino car buyers with an economical vehicle with sufficient power outputs.

The 1.0-liter engine comes with a turbocharger which is said to help the EcoSport with its fuel-efficiency rating. Moreover, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has once won the ‘International Engine of the Year’ award for an impressive six straight years.

3. High Ground Clearance

Complementing the EcoSport’s award-winning engine is its high ground clearance rated at as much as 209 mm. With this, the Ford EcoSport can be a great subcompact crossover choice for the daily drive in the city and weekend getaways on rugged roads.

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4. Rearview Camera

Parking the Ford EcoSport should be worry-free thanks to its built-in rearview camera. The view from the rear end is automatically displayed on the EcoSport’s infotainment screen when the driver shifted to the reverse gear.

Ford EcoSport front view

The Ford EcoSport Subcompact Crossover

5. Connectivity

Inside, drivers and passengers get to benefit from the Ford EcoSport’s enhanced SYNC3 system that supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The EcoSport also allows simple voice commands to make calls, listen to text messages, and play music.

6. Infotainment Screen

The Ford EcoSport Trend is installed with a 9-inch color touchscreen display that comes with the said features from the number five reason. The infotainment screen allows drivers to access the vehicle’s controls and settings on a redefined interface and intuitive smartphone-like functions.

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7. Affordable Pricing

The EcoSport subcompact crossover is the most affordable Ford vehicle offered in the local market. It now comes with a new starting price of Php 799,000 or Php 23,000 all-in low downpayment. Ford Philippines is hoping that the new starting price will help Filipino car buyers avail of a versatile and economical vehicle such as the EcoSport.

Ford EcoSport front view

Offering Filipino car buyers practicality, versatility, and affordability

“We are happy to bring the Ford EcoSport closer to more Filipino customers this year with more competitive pricing but still retaining its quality design, standout look on the road, performance and capacity, and segment-leading features all rolled into a fun-to-drive SUV,” shares Ryan Lorenzo, Ford Philippines director for marketing and field sales operation.

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Ford EcoSport

<p>The Ford EcoSport belongs to the best-selling subcompact crossovers in the Philippines, which acquired its major redesign in August 2018. It is best known for its flexibility, a sleeker exterior, and a new option for its engine that can compete within the Philippine market with greater range. A floating display screen measuring 8 inches is equipped with Ford&#39;s SYNC 3, which is available in the Titanium variant. It is the most apparent feature in the cabin of the Ford EcoSport. Ford Philippines offers the Ford EcoSport is available in four trims: 1.5 Ambiente MT as the base variant, 1.5 Trend MT, 1.5 Trend AT, and the 1.0 Eco-Boost Titanium AT. The advantages of the top-of-the-line Titanium variant includes an automatic start and stop engine system and six airbags. Ford EcoSport is now offered in two engine options. Ford kept the 1.5L Inline 4-Cylinder Ti-VCT petrol power plant but with improved performance. It now produces 121 horsepower and torque power of 1150 Nm. The other engine option is the smaller 1.0L Turbocharged Eco-Boost engine. It can generate 123 horsepower and torque power of 170 Nm. Furthermore, aside from the current five-speed manual gearbox, there is a new six-speed conventional A/T as well.</p>

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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