Ford PH has recently updated the heated-up Ford EcoSport 2018, bringing it not only a fresh look, advanced equipment but also new powertrain.
The EcoSport has become one of the top-selling models of the Blue Oval since its debut in 2014. The car’s launch also brought to the Philippine market the mini crossover segment, which Ford has ruled in the past four years.
The most noticeable change for the EcoSport 2018 is the introduction of the Ford’s 1.0L inline-3-cylinder EcoBoost mill for the top-of-the-line Titanium version. The engine works in a conjunction with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and is capable of cranking out 125 ps and 170 Nm of torque.
The EcoSport has become one of the top-selling models of the Blue Oval since its debut in 2014
The car’s launch also brought to the Philippine market the mini crossover segment
The most noticeable change for the EcoSport 2018 is the introduction of the Ford’s 1.0L inline-3-cylinder EcoBoost mill
New Car: 2018 Ford EcoSport launched in the Philippines
As for 3 other versions, the American carmaker has offered a fresh and stronger 1.5L powertrain featuring Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing to enhance fuel efficiency. It can produce 123 ps and 150 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic and a 5-speed manual transmission.
Walking around, the Ford EcoSport 2018 comes with just minor changes, getting lightweight 17’’ alloy wheels, new headlamps, hood design and a fresh grille.
Meanwhile, the interior receives great tweaks with a completely different dashboard. The car is now equipped with a more classic setup with an 8’’ multicolor touchscreen display, plus intuitive layout and a modified interface for the Titanium version.
Additionally, the cabin space has been also widen to contain up to 1,178L and even armed with 25 smart storage compartments.
The interior receives great tweaks with a completely different dashboard
The car is now equipped with a more classic setup with an 8’’ multicolor touchscreen display
The cabin space has been also widen to contain up to 1,178L
The Ford EcoSport 2018 is furnished with a series of smart features including Auto Start/Stop function, Anti-Lock Brake System, Electronic Stability Control, Rear View Camera, Automatic Headlamps, Electronic Brake-force Distribution System, Rear Parking Assist, Smart Keyless Entry, Rain Sensing Wipers and the Hill Start Assist Control.
The EcoSport also owns a newly-equipped SYNC 3 system, helping drivers not be distracted while driving on the road.
According to the latest car news, the updated Ford EcoSport 2018 is now available at all Ford dealerships in the Philippines with 4 versions and prices as follows:
|Ford EcoSport Titanium AT 1.0L||P1,168,000|
|Ford EcoSport Trend AT 1.5l||P1,028,000|
|Ford EcoSport Trend MT 1.5l||P968,000|
|Ford EcoSport Ambiante MT 1.5L||P918,000|
Interested buyers can go to the nearest Ford dealership or enjoy the Ford Island Conquest Year 2 to admire and test drive the updated EcoSport.
The car event will take place at the Big Bear Oval located in Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines, lasting from August 31st to September 2nd.
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<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'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>