Ford introduces a slightly cheaper Ecosport Ambiente
Ford Motors SA has announced a new entrylevel Ambiente derivative of its popular EcoSport range.
The aim of this R12,550 cheaper model is to offer a petrol alternative to the former entrypoint model the diesel 1.5 TDCI Ambiente. These versions share standard Ambiente specification which equips the cars with Electronic Stability Control, six airbags, Isofix child-seat mounting points, rear parking sensors, manually activated “Follow-mehome” headlamps, electric windows, remote central locking, power-heated side mirrors, airconditioning, six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth and Voice Activation, steering-wheel audio controls, and a trip computer.
The newcomer is powered by a new 1.5l Ti-VCT threecylinder petrol engine with maximum output of 91kW and peak torque of 150Nm, linked to a five-speed manual gearbox. This motor recently made its debut in the refreshed Ford Figo range and from that application you can expect a decent and refined little heart with strong urge and good fuel economy.
The rest of the Ecosport engine options comprise the 1.5 TDCi and the award-winning 1.0 EcoBoost petrol in Trend and Titanium specification, available in either manual or automatic transmission choices.
The EcoSport range comes standard with a four-year/ 120,000km warranty, threeyear/unlimited distance roadside assistance, and a fouryear/60,000km service plan. 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.