Ford EcoSport updated for 2018

New looks and improved infotainment for small SUV

2018 ford ecosport

The 2018 Ford EcoSport is arriving in local dealerships this month with fresh looks and some new features for the new year.

The small SUV has had a difficult 2017, sales have fallen more than 26% year to date as the segment continues to welcome an array of new models from a host of different manufacturers.

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But Ford Australia believes the 2018 version of the EcoSport has a good story to tell.

The update includes refreshed styling front and rear, three fresh new paint colours, improved in-cabin materials, simplified controls and more comfortable seats.

The latest SYNC 3 infotainment, with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, features as standard across the EcoSport range.

While some tweaks to the entry-level EcoSport Ambiente’s 1.5 litre three-cylinder engine bring more power and torque (8kW/10Nm) for a new 90kW/150Nm output.

A new six-speed auto transmission also features.

The Trend and Titanium continue to enjoy Ford’s 1.0 litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine giving 92kW/170Nm – but for the first time this engine will be available with an auto.

Ford President and CEO, Graeme Whickman, says the 2018 Ford EcoSport is a step ahead of this year’s version.

“The Ford EcoSport brings a new, smart look to Ford’s expanding SUV line-up, but importantly allows Australians, who we know love SUVs, a compact vehicle that offers a raised seating position, interior space and overall flexibility.”

ford ecosport 2018No word yet on pricing details for the 2018 version, we will keep you updated.

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