When it takes little more than a year on the market, Ford introduces the first major changes to the B-SUV, the Ford EcoSport . The model receives a number of improvements of equipment, commissioning, mechanical and above all, aesthetic, where the highlight is the disappearance of the spare wheel on the tailgate , one of the hallmarks of model that seems to have caught on with consumers.
However, if we liked the look of the Ford EcoSport with spare wheel on the tailgate, this will remain available . Models that do not equip mount instead a puncture repair kit. There is no room elsewhere in the vehicle to accommodate the spare wheel. The option of a spare wheel does not have no additional cost .
Inside a series of improvements introduced by a partial leather upholstery as standard for finished Titanium , a flyer with fewer buttons, small chrome, watches box with rheostat and moldings in black lacquered dashboard and doors. Other improvements include a hand brake drive easier. The isolation of the new Ford EcoSport is also enhanced with the addition of insulation in the doors, dashboard and bottom bracket area.
In terms of equipment, tinted windows are available throughout the range and winter pack includes exhaust ventilation in the feet to the rear. At the end of the year they will be added to the catalog of options browser and camera parking back.
With regard to mechanical, motor diesel 1.5 TDCi increases the power 5 hp , giving a total of 95 CV. Maintaining a reduced average consumption of 4.4 liters per 100 with CO2 emissions of 115 g / km. Meanwhile the 1.0 EcoBoost 125 hp consumes 5.4 liters, up from 6.3 1.5 Ti-VCT petrol atmosfétrico. A level of chassis, has installed a bar and stiffer rear torsion beam has been optimized suspension, which is now lower 10mm and therefore lowers the center of gravity of the Ford EcoSport. Both the electric power steering and the ESP have been recalibrated based on European standards.
Source – Ford
From 19,500 EURO
Article The new Ford EcoSport is already available without spare wheel on the tailgate was originally published in Current Motor.