2014 Ford EcoSport combines the agility of a small car as well as its affordability and fuel efficiency with the flexibility and space of a big SUV. The stylish and rugged Ford EcoSport boasts a number of technologies like the updated 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine, Ford SYNC with AppLink and impressive standard equipment.

"All-new Ford EcoSport delivers a clever and connected small car for our European customers," commented Nick Fitzgerald, EcoSport chief programme engineer.

"Ford's new urban SUV is economical, flexible and stylish, and will line-up alongside the new B-MAX compact multi-activity vehicle, the best-selling Fiesta to complete Ford's comprehensive small car line-up for the UK.", he added.

The exterior of 2014 EcoSport boasts a short bonnet, raked front pillars, and a distinctive five-piece chrome front grille with angular headlamps and signature LED light strips.

The engine range includes a 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine (three times winner of International Engine of the Year) – 125HP (92 kW) and 200Nm (148 lb-ft) capable of returning 53.3 mpg UK (5.3 liters / 100 km) with 125 g/km CO2. There is also a 1.5 liter petrol engine with 112HP (82 kW) and a 1.5 liter diesel – 90HP (66 kW) returning up to 61.4 mpg UK (4.6 liters / 100 km) with CO2 of 120 g/km on combined cycle.

EcoSport features Hill Start Assist, Cruise Control, automatic wipers and headlights, and rear-parking sensors. The Ford SYNC in-car connectivity system enables voice-activation of phone calls and music selection from devices connected via Bluetooth or USB.

Ford SYNC Emergency Assistance will directly connect the vehicle occupants to local emergency services operators after an accident, and crucially, in the correct language for the region. Ford SYNC with AppLink will enable EcoSport owners to voice-activate apps, including leading music streaming service Spotify.

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Source: Ford