• Limited-edition Black model added to EcoSport line-up.
• Sections like the grille, front skid plate, roof, integrated roof rails, bonnet and side decals, 16-inch alloy wheels and spare wheel cover are coated in black.
• Based on the Ambiente model, the Black is powered by 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.
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Ford has added a limited-edition Black model to its popular EcoSport range.
Based on the Ambiente model, it features notable exterior updates. Sections like the grille, front skid plate, roof, roof rails, bonnet, side decals, 16-inch alloy wheels and spare wheel cover are all coated in black.
Customers can choose between Diamond White, Moondust Silver, Smoke, Blue Lightning and Canyon Ridge body colours. It is priced at R336 900.
Not your average
It is powered by a frugal 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 91kW and 151Nm of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
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The SUV sits on a set of 16-inch black alloy wheels that replace the 15-inch steel rims found on the standard Ambiente.
Safety features include a total of six airbags, dual ISOFIX child-seat mounting points in the rear seats in addition to ABS brakes, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with traction control. Remote control locking, an integrated perimeter alarm, and engine immobiliser take care of vehicle security, while rear parking sensors come standard.
SYNC with Bluetooth and Voice Control, two USB ports, six speakers and a 4.2-inch screen round off convenience features.
"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.
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.