2015 Ford EcoSport to take purchase in October
The updated Ford EcoSport compact Sports utility vehicle goes on purchase this October, priced from ￡14,245.
Customers are now able to specify the Fiesta-based EcoSport without its boot-mounted spare wheel, while interior options now include leather trim and new chrome details. EcoSport models purchased with no spare wheel now obtain a steering wheel mobility package rather.
Ford also states it’s improved the car’s handling and ride comfort, with revisions designed to its springs, dampers, ESC and steering systems.
The choices list now features a winter pack, which adds a heated windshield and mirrors, in addition to heated front seats and additional ventilation for rear passengers. The car’s ride height has additionally been came by 10mm, which Ford states has improved handling.
Enhancements are also designed to the EcoSport’s 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine, which offers more power at 94bhp, and returns a claimed 64.2mpg with CO2 emissions of 115g/km. Ford’s 1.-litre EcoBoost gas, which delivers 123bhp, is unchanged, out of the box the fir.5-litre Ti-VCT gas. All EcoSport engines now meet Euro 6 emissions standards.
Ford continues to be searching to update the slow-selling EcoSport when confronted with mounting critique within the car’s poor mechanical refinement. Autocar’s Matt Saunders known as that old EcoSport the worst model within the Blue Oval’s current line-up, saying it had been “below the category standard in almost all areas.Inches
The choice to refresh the EcoSport targets maintaining your vehicle competitive against rivals which include the Renault Captur and Vauxhall Mokka – each of which hold 3.5-star Autocar road test ratings towards the EcoSport’s 3 stars. The Renault Captur includes a cost tag of ￡14,295, as the Mokka presently retails for ￡16,474.
Official figures reveal that Ford offered 2786 units from the EcoSport within the United kingdom in 2014, having a further 4100 examples being offered to date this season. Meanwhile, figures in the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal that Vauxhall offered 33,857 units from the Mokka within this country in 2014, while 20,466 types of the Renault Captur were offered throughout the same period.
Based on industry analysts IHS, Ford is anticipated to market 20,239 types of the EcoSport in Europe in 2015. The vehicle is created in India, at Ford’s Chennai plant.
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