Ford EcoSport blacked out

Ford EcoSport range expanded with addition of EcoSport Black

Reuben Van Niekerk
Ford EcoSport
Ford EcoSport Black
EcoSport Black

The Ford EcoSport has been the unrivalled segment leader in the compact sport utility segment since launch and now Ford has given it an additional dose of style and personality with the introduction of the limited edition EcoSport Black.

 

What makes it different?

Based on the popular, value oriented EcoSport Ambiente 1.5 Auto, the EcoSport Black receives several dark-hued feature enhancements that give it a more distinctive and dynamic appearance.

The EcoSport Black stands out from the compact SUV crowd thanks to a front grille and skid plate that have been finished in black. The theme continues on the bonnet with a bold black decal insert on the upper section of the hood that matches the painted black roof. Integrated black roof rails add sporting flair and practicality to the package.

 

The side view is dominated by stylish 16-inch black alloy wheels, which replace the 15-inch steel rims that are normally fitted to the EcoSport Ambiente. These wheels are complemented by black side decals and mirror caps, while the rear of the vehicle features a black spare wheel cover as standard.

The EcoSport Black is available in a selection of eye-catching colours that amplify the exclusive black detailing, including Diamond White, moondust Silver, Smoke, Blue Lightning and Canyon Ridge.

 

Impressive array of standard equipment

Under the bonnet is Ford’s sprightly 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 91kW and 151Nm. It is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox that is equally at home in the bustling city traffic as it is on the open road.

 

The EcoSport Black features an impressive level of standard comfort, convenience and safety features. Electrically operated windows are fitted all round, along with manual air-conditioning.

SYNC with Bluetooth and Voice Control integrates the multimedia entertainment and phone functions and incorporates two USB ports, six speakers and a 4.2-inch screen. Remote control locking, an integrated perimeter alarm and engine immobiliser take care of vehicle security, while standard rear parking sensors make manoeuvring the car into tight spaces a cinch.

 

In the safety department, the EcoSport Black is equipped with six airbags and dual Isofix child seat mounting points at the rear. Active safety features include ABS brakes, Emergency Brake Assist and Electronic Stability Control with traction control.

 

Pricing

EcoSport Black 1.5 6AT                         R336 900