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New Ford EcoSport entry-level model in Mzansi

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Ford has confirmed an entry-level EcoSport 1.5 Ti – VCT Ambiente model that joins the current EcoSport line-up in Mzansi.

The 1.5 Ti-VCT Ambiente now kicks off the EcoSport range followed by the 91kW/150Nm 1.5 TDCi Ambiente which shares an identical level of standard specification, along with the 5-speed manual transmission driving the front wheels. The 1.0 EcoBoost engine powers the mid-series Trend and range-topping Titanium models that are available with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.

Despite being an entry-level model, the new the new EcoSport 1.5 Ambiente comes with a sizeable specification list that spreads across the safety and convenience features. For safety, the newcomer slots a safety package that includes safety package incorporates Electronic Stability Control, six airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounting points, rear parking sensors and manually activated ‘Follow-me-home’ headlamps.

Convenience features are covered by the electric windows, along with remote central locking, a perimeter alarm, power heated side mirrors, air-conditioning and a towbar prep pack that enables easy dealer fitment of the optional towbar. A six-speaker Ford Audio system is provided, linked to SYNC® with Bluetooth and Voice Activation, plus steering wheel audio controls. The instrument cluster incorporates a trip computer and an EcoMode that assists the driver to achieve optimal fuel economy.

Price:

1.5 Ti-VCT Ambiente 5MT:                    R254 950

1.5 TDCi Ambiente 5MT:                                R267 500

1.0 EcoBoost Trend 6MT:                               R293 500

1.0 EcoBoost Trend 6AT:                                R306 900

1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 6MT:                         R334 500

1.0 EcoBoost Titanium 6AT:                          R346 900

All models come standard with Ford Protect, comprising a 4yr/120 000km comprehensive warranty, 3yr/unlimited distance roadside assistance and 5yr/unlimited km corrosion warranty. A 4yr/60 000km service plan is included, with 15 000km service intervals.

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