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FORD ECOSPORT 1.0 ECOBOOST TITANIUM

Starting MSRP R 327,800.00

Average Maintenance Costs R 0.00 / Year

Average Insurance Premium Value R 0.00 / Month

Average Fuel Consumption 7 L/100km

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Price
STARTING MSRP
R 327,800.00

FRONT BRAKES
238MM DISCS
REAR BRAKES
228MM DRUMS
BRAKE HYDRAULICS
ABS, ESC, TRACTION CONTROL
ABS
YES
HANDBRAKE POSITION
BETWEEN FRONT SEATS
AIRBAG : DRIVER
YES
NO. OF AIRBAGS
7
AIRBAG DETAIL
DRIVER, DRIVER KNEE, PASSENGER, FRONT SIDES, CURTAIN
SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION
NO
AUTO TRACTION CONTROL
YES
IMPACT TENSIONING SEATBELTS
FRONT
STABILITY CONTROL
YES
FRONT BRAKES TYPE
238MM DISCS
REAR BRAKES TYPE
DRUMS
CERAMIC BRAKES
NO
EBD
YES
EBA
NO
CBC
NO
COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM
NO
BLIND SPOT WARNING
NO
LANE CHANGE WARNING
NO
LANE ASSIST
NO
ISOFIX CHILDSEAT ATTACHMENT
REAR OUTER SEATS
AIRBAG SIDE FRONT
YES
AIRBAG SIDE REAR
NO
KNEEBAG
YES
CURTAIN BAG
YES
AIR CONDITIONER
YES
STEERING TYPE
RACK AND PINION, ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST
POWER STEERING
YES
STEERING COLUMN HEIGHT/RAKE ADJ
YES
STEERING COLUMN REACH ADJ
YES
TURNS LOCK TO LOCK
0.00
TURNING CIRCLE (METERS)
0.00
CLIMATE CONTROL
YES
ELECTRIC WINDOWS
YES
ELECTRIC WINDOW DETAIL
FRONT + REAR
ELECTRIC WINDOW ONE-TOUCH
ALL
SLIDING REAR WINDOW (LDV)
NO
TINTED SIDE WINDOWS
YES
CENTRAL LOCKING
REMOTE
AUDIO SYSTEM
YES
RADIO
YES
TAPE
NO
CD PLAYER
YES
CD SHUTTLE
NO
MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL
AUDIO, CRUISE CONTRO
LEATHER DETAIL
YES
HEATED SEATS
NO
ELECTRIC SEAT ADJUSTMENT
NO
ELECTRIC SEAT ADJ DETAIL
NO
ELECTRIC SEAT MEMORY
-
CRUISE CONTROL
YES
REMOTE SIDE MIRRORS ELECTRIC
ELECTRIC, FOLDING
REMOTE SIDE MIRRORS
YES
REMOTE ELECTRIC MIRROR MEMORY
NO
AUTODIP MIRRORS (DETAIL)
-
REAR SCREEN DEMISTER
YES
REAR SCREEN WIPER
YES
AUTO WINDSCREEN WIPERS
YES
SPEED SENSITIVE WINDSCREEN WIPERS
RAINSENSOR
ON BOARD COMPUTER
YES
CUPHOLDERS
CENTRE CONSOLE
HEADRESTS : FRONT
YES
HEADRESTS : REAR
YES
PARK DISTANCE CONTROL :REAR
NO
HANDS-FREE PHONE
NO
CELLPHONE PREP (FIXED OR BT)
BLUETOOTH
DESCENT CONTROL
NO
INCLINE METER
NO
ALTIMETER
NO
COMPASS
NO
COMPASS DETAIL
NO
SATELLITE NAVIGATION
YES
REV COUNTER
YES
STEERING WHEEL ELECTRIC
NO
STEERING WHEEL MEMORY
NA
ELECTRIC WINDOWS R2
YES
OPENING TAILGATE WINDOW
NO
DVD
NO
MP3
YES
ICE AUX INPUT
YES
IPOD INTEGRATION
YES
BLUETOOTH
YES
CAPACITY
998
ENG LAYOUT
TRANSVERSE INLINE 3
CYLINDERS
3
POWER OUTPUT
92kW@6000
TORQUE
170Nm@1400
BORE/STROKE
71.0x82.0
COMPRESSION RATIO
10.0:1
VALVE GEAR
DOHC 4 VALVES PER CYLINDER, VVT
IGNITION TYPE
ELECTRIC
FUEL SUPPLY
DIRECT INJECTION
FUEL TYPE
UNLEADED
MANUAL/AUTOMATIC
MANUAL
DUAL/CLUTCHLESS TRANSMISSION(YES/NO)
NO
NO OF GEARS
6
GEARBOX DETAIL
6-SPEED MANUAL
DRIVE WHEELS
FRONT
NO OF WHEELS DRIVEN
2
FULLTIME 4X4
NO
LIMITED SLIP DIFF
NO
DIFF LOCK
NO
DIFF LOCK POSITION
NA
LOW RANGE
NO
FRONT SUSPENSION
INDEPENDENT MCPHERSON STRUT, COIL SPRING, ANTI-ROLL BAR
REAR SUSPENSION
SEMI-INDEPENDENT TWIST BEAM, TWIN GASAND OIL FILLED SHOCK ABSORBERS
RIDE-HEIGHT CONTROL
NO
SELF LEVELLING SUSPENSION
NO
SLIDING/PANORAMIC ROOF DETAIL
NO
NO OF SLIDING ROOFS
-
METALLIC PAINT
OPTION
BODY COLORED BUMPERS
PAINTED
MIRROR COLOR
BODY
FOG LAMPS : FRONT
NO
FOG LAMPS : REAR
NO
AUTO HEADLAMPS
YES
XENON/ LED HEADLAMPS
NO
REMOTE BOOT OPENER
YES
REMOTE FUEL FLAP RELEASE
NO
HI LEVEL BRAKE LIGHT
YES
REAR SPOILER
YES
RIM SIZE - FRONT
X
RIM SIZE - REAR
X
TYRE SIZE - FRONT
205/60 R16
TYRE SIZE - REAR
205/60 R16
LENGTH
4325
WIDTH
1765-2057
HEIGHT
1645
TARE (LICENSING MASS)
1327
GROSS LADEN MASS
1715
SUNROOF
NO
PANORAMIC ROOF
NO
REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
NO
MIRRORS ELECTRIC FOLDING
YES
MIRRORS ELECTRIC HEATED
NO
INTERIOR : AUTODIM
YES
EXTERIOR : AUTODIM
NO
HEADLIGHT HEIGHT CONTROL
YES
LIGHTS : DAYTIME RUNNING
YES
LIGHTS : CORNERING
NO
BRAKE HAZARD LIGHTS
NO
TYRE PRESSURE MONITOR
YES
SPARE WHEEL TYPE
FULLSIZE
RUN FLAT TYRES
NO
TYRE REPAIR KIT
NO
DOORS
5
ACCELERATION 0-100
0.00
QUARTER MILE SPRINT
0.00
TOP SPEED FINAL
0.00
CONSUMPTION ANNUAL AVERAGE
5.40
100 TO 0 (SECS)
0.00
SEATS
5
REAR SEAT SPLIT
60:40 SPLIT FOLD
WHEEL BASE
2519
FRONT TRACK
1519
REAR TRACK
1517
GROUND CLEARANCE
206
BOOT CAPACITY (dm3) LDV=0
-
TOTAL LOAD (LDV=kg,OTHER=dm3)
333
TOWING CAPACITY (KG)
900
FUEL CAPACITY
52
ASPIRATION
TURBOCHARGED
CONSUMPTION URBAN
6.80
CONSUMPTION HIGHWAY
4.60
EMISSION STANDARD
X
CO2 EMISSION
131
MAINT CPK
0.00
OIL CHANGE INTERVALS
15000
SERVICE INTERVALS
15000
WARRANTY
4 YEAR /120000KM, 4 YEAR/ 60000KM SERVICE PLAN, 3 YEAR UNLIMITED KMS ROADSIDE ASSIST, 5 YEAR UNLIMIT
MAINTENANCE/SERVICE PLAN
S
MAINTENANCE PLAN TIME
48
MAINTENANCE DISTANCE
60000
MAINTENANCE EXCLUSIONS
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE TIME
36
WARRANTY DISTANCE
120000
WARRANTY PERIOD
48

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Mthuthuzeli Mpiti
Ford Eco Sport, Raised Body Fiesta?


On September 6, 2019

Maintenance Costs R 0.00 / Year

Insurance Premium Value R 0.00 / Month

Fuel Consumption 8 L/100km

Flat Topped Table Mountain that overlooks the city Of Cape Town with a climb of just over a Kilometer abound sea level is a popular global tourist attractions , it can be accessed by foot in hiking format or by cableway , with first recorded ascend in 1500’s, 1503 to be exact.


Mentioned Popular earlier and that brings me to this popular car in South African Roads, subcompact crossover latest Ford EcoSport pronounced Ek-Ho Sport, attended its product launch earlier this year in Natal Midlands.

Ford insisted that I should try it at my personal capacity even Though I drove it for 2 days in Durban.
What was delivered to me was top of the Spec in its range offerings, the Titanium Trim in Automatic shifting format.


This EcoSport came in familiar paintwork which is Ruby Red Metallic , I once had its sneaker wearing Ford Fiesta on test not so long ago, this is high heel wearing EcoSport which shares a lot with its Fiesta sibling.

Wearing high heels ensures a lift of 206mm from ground level than Fiesta, the Titanium model gets you 17 inch mags with Tyre Pressure Monitored Tyres, Black Grille with chrome surroundings,Roof Rails ,LED daylight running lights.


Automatic headlights front and rear fog lights as well as folding mirrors , rain sensing wipers and Puddle Lights under the mirrors that lights the way when you get to the car at night in dark areas.


The car measures just 4325mm in length and that’s a bliss for city parking spaces hence there’s no need for rear view camera and you cannot opt for it even if you wanted it however you do get the park distance control as standard.


I should highlight that there’s no option list for this car, you buy your cake and you eat it so there’s no hidden costs as per the spec you have chosen except for accessories for your own taste.

The car can be started standard by push to start button and remotely opened although I feel it would have been nice to have the Keyless entry like its cousin Fiesta, SYNC3 System with Navigation is as standard as well with clean imagery projected via the 8 inch Touch Floating Screen.

7 color ambient colors changing options, A pair of USB ports and 12V power sockets, plug and play Apple Car Play as standard.
Driver and passenger Leather Seats are heated .



You do have 7 airbags for safety , ABS (anti-Lock braking system) , ESC (Electronic Stability Control) ,EBA(electronic Brake assist) , RSC (Roll Stability Control) HLA (Hill Launch Assist), cruise control and safety belt minders and full 5 Star NCAP rating which makes it one of the safest family city cars money can buy.


But how does Ruby Red EcoSport behaves for everyday companionship and travel expeditions? I have covered a distance of 1279km”s in 6days and that’s inclusive of heavily congested CapeTown traffic daily commute.


Short left to Grotto Bay Dirt Roads roughly 50 minutes drives outside CapeTown, the Ford EcoSport might just be the Front wheel drive with no All Wheel drive option like other markets but it does offer sense of confidence with it’s tad More ground Clearance,However don’t attempt going extreme, it’s not designed for that.

Ford say this is meant to be urban/city crossover however decided to go against their word and took it on road trip via N2 Garden Route to the Wilderness roughly 441km away from the Cape .

Don’t underestimate that Peppy One Litre Three cylinder engine, it does punches with no issues summiting the inclines and Twisties probably that can change the results when fully loaded and with luggage capabilities of 333 Litres of boot space, I was traveling light in my case.


If my memory is serving me well the Manufacturer claims 6.3L/100km travelled in my case I achieved 8 Liters flat and nothing less than that in combined cycle no matter how efficient I tried to drive, but those figures gets affected by many factors like driving style and the use of air condition but I still feel that those figures are bit far fetched from what the manufacturer claims on paper.


And the other thing that didn’t impress me is the visibility when you on the inside, A pillar creates a blind spot for the driver especially towards passenger-side ,
Roof pillars protect occupants in a rollover crash, but they also create blind spots, small window done on pillar don’t help much.


Verdict:- Cross Overs and SUV”s are in fashion and taking over the Automotive market, with the Ford EcoSport being the popular choice among South Africans I strongly believe will good earnings in resale value .


I believe it’s Not a lot of money to get one in this Automotive Pricing Era, what I’m trying to say if you in the market for a car in this segment, EcoSport should be on your shopping list for consideration to Go Further, it’s a fun to drive car which reminds me lot of Fiesta in its soul, just now with extra ground clearance.


Standard with 4yr/120000km Comprehensive Warranty.
4yr/60000km Service Plan at 15000km service intervals
3yr/ unlimited KM RoadSide assistance cover
5yr/ unlimited KM Corrosion Warranty Cover.
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Chamoney Berrange'
Best Compact SUV - The Ford Ecosport


On April 2, 2020

Maintenance Costs R 0.00 / Year

Insurance Premium Value R 0.00 / Month

Fuel Consumption 6 L/100km

Ford’s EcoSport has consistently featured in South Africa’s monthly ranking of the top 10 selling passenger cars since its launch in 2013, and with good reason! Ford has found the perfect recipe to combine sturdy SUV functionality with unrivalled city car practicality, designed to make every day a little simpler.

The new Ford Ecosport is designed for all the courageous, young-at-heart people, who love writing their own stories. The ones who don’t wait for something to happen and don’t just sit around looking at how others are living their lives. They go out there and create a life of adventure, seeing every day as a blank page with an opportunity to fill it with what they enjoy doing. They’re writing their own journey and looking forward to sharing it with the people around them.

This Ecosport, in particular, is powered by the award-winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost 3-cylinder 92 kW turbocharged petrol engine with a claimed combined fuel average of 5.4 litres per 100 km in the 6-speed manual. It is plain to see big performance is in and regular visits to the fuel stations are out! So, you can now really “Go Further” thanks to Ford’s innovation and excellent engineering.

With a bold new exterior design, the Ecosport always looks all set and ready for a good time. At just over 4 metres, the EcoSport is the same length as a Ford Fiesta which makes it easy to drive and to park. Elevated ride height allows you to peer over traffic jams and see more of what’s going on around you. Also, it’s never been easier to get in and out, thanks to the perfectly positioned seats!

The EcoSport is very spacious for a compact SUV and quite versatile with smart storage solutions, boot space of 333 litres and the rear seats can also be folded down to give you more space to load bigger objects. It has a ground clearance of 206mm which makes overcoming potholes and harsh road conditions a super easy task. Ford’s Ecosport also proofed a remarkable water wading depth of 550 mm! Even though the Ecosport doesn’t have a 4×4 option, it still has something to offer when it comes to water crossing, which can come in very handy especially areas that are prone to flooding.

Titanium features over and above the Ambiente:

Keeping in sync with your loved ones is just a voice command away using Ford’s classy SYNC3 infotainment system, which is fitted as standard on the Titanium models and also features a Navigation system on an 8.0″ colour touchscreen.

Keyless entry and start. You can now start your new journey with a push of a button and Go Wander in your direction.

Roll Stability Control. Helps you keep connected to the road and in control, this especially comes in handy around corners and slippery surfaces.

Hill Launch Assist. Own that hill start every time! This function holds the brakes for 3 seconds longer from when you take your foot off the brake pedal.

Collision Mitigation System – uses camera technology to detect a potential accident and can help reduce the severity or in some cases completely avoid a frontal collision.

Adaptive Cruise Control which uses sensors and a camera to help you maintain distance between you and the vehicle ahead.

Auto-dimming rear-view mirror darkens automatically in proportion to how bright the flash is, then clear once the glare is no longer detected.

Fit almost anywhere with power-folding mirrors to make the Ecosport a little narrower and Front and Rear Park Distance Control.

And so much more…

All models come standard with Ford Protect, containing a 4 year / 120 000 km comprehensive warranty, 3 year / unlimited distance roadside assistance and 5 year / unlimited km corrosion warranty. A 4 year / 60 000 km service plan is included, with 15 000 km or 12 months service intervals, whichever one comes first.

So, is the Ford Ecosport a good buy?
The EcoSport is a stylish small SUV with enough space to comfortably seat 5 people and is ideal for small households. It is quite simply the perfect lifestyle vehicle that will suit all your day to day needs. It delivers excellent value for money and drives like a dream!


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