2018 Ford EcoSport on sale in Australia

2018 Ford EcoSport on sale in AustraliaThe new EcoSport borrows styling from the Ford Escape and rejuvenates Ford’s small SUV line-up with the brand claiming its urban friendly but with 209mm of ground clearance it won’t mind getting its tyres dirty.

As for the powertrains, Ford has introduced a new 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine for the entry Ambiente. It produces 90kW and 150Nm, up 8kW and 10Nm from the predecessor. This is paired with a new six-speed auto.

The Trend and Titanium continue to enjoy Ford’s 1.0 litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine giving 92kW/170Nm – but for the first time this engine will be available with an auto.

Ford isn’t announcing pricing until December 14, though the current pricing (RRP) ranges between $20,790 and $27,790 before on-roads. Despite the sharp pricing, its market share this year is a meagre 1.3 per cent, matching the Nissan Juke, but miles behind the CX-3 (17.1%).

2018 Ford EcoSport on sale in Australia

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