Ford has announced the new 2013 EcoSport Euro-Spec, which will make its official debut at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The new EcoSport will be positioned below the larger as a more efficient SUV.

The EcoSport will be equipped with Ford SYNC voice-activated in-car connectivity system as well as SYNC Emergency Assistance. In addition, the compact SUV will be one of the first Ford vehicles in Europe to offer Ford SYNC AppLink, which enables customers to voice-control smartphone apps from the driver's seat.

The engine range includes an 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine producing 125 HP (92 kW) and a 1.5-liter gasoline mill with 110 HP (81 kW). There's also a 1.5-liter diesel offering 90 HP (66 kW).

The SUV's distinctive front grille, short bonnet and raked front pillars, deliver a sporty and contemporary feel, and angular headlamps reinforce the modern look. It will also offer a comprehensive package of driver assistance technologies including Electronic Stability Program and Hill Launch Assist.

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Source: Ford