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
|Ford EcoSport Trend AT 1.5l
|Ford EcoSport Trend MT 1.5l
|Ford EcoSport Ambiante MT 1.5L
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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Know more about Ford EcoSport 2024
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.