Ford South Africa has announced a special-edition and value-focused EcoSport. Specifications and pricing below.
The Ford EcoSport is one of the Blue Oval's most popular models and has been the leader in its respective segment. With the addition of the limited-run Ford EcoSport Black, the brand hopes to dominate the market even further.
Based on the EcoSport Ambiente 1.5 Auto, the EcoSport Black receives some cosmetic upgrades in black, hence the name. The front grille and skid plate are finished in black, with black decals on the flanks and bonnet. There's a painted black roof, integrated black roof rails and 16-inch black alloy wheels that replace the basic 15-inch steel rims on the standard model. There are black mirror caps and a black spare wheel cover.
Customers can choose from Diamond White, Moondust Silver, Smoke, Blue Lightning, and Canyon Ridge paint finishes.
As far as engines and gearboxes go, there's a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine producing 91 kW and 151 Nm, which is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features include electrically operated windows, manual air-conditioning, electric power-assisted steering, rear parking sensors, SYNC with Bluetooth and Voice Control, two USB ports, six speakers and a 4.2-inch screen. When it comes to safety, the Ford EcoSport Black has six airbags (dual front, side and curtain airbags) and dual ISOFIX child-seat mounting points in the rear seats, ABS brakes, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with traction control.
“The EcoSport is an important part of our product portfolio, satisfying the needs of a wide range of customers, from active individuals to young families that appreciate the space and versatility it offers,” says Doreen Mashinini, General Manager, Marketing at Ford South Africa. “With the EcoSport Black, we have given the EcoSport a sportier and exclusive character that will appeal to customers seeking a stylish vehicle that has a bold and unique personality.”
The interior of the Ford EcoSport Black
How much does the Ford EcoSport cost?
All EcoSport models come standard with Ford Protect, comprising a four-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, three-year/unlimited distance roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty. A four-year/60 000km service plan is included, with 15 000km service intervals.
Ford EcoSport Black 1.5 6AT R336 900