Ford South Africa has announced pricing and specification for the latest addition to the local EcoSport line-up, the EcoSport Active. See pricing below…

EcoSport

Based on the EcoSport Trend, the special-edition model distinguishes itself from its stablemates with a “more rugged” appearance. The front grille, headlamp surrounds, and foglamp bezels are finished in black. 

The fore and aft skirts are trimmed in “sporty” black. This hue is carried over to the side mirror caps, roof, wheel arch mouldings, and 17-inch alloy wheels. “Active” badging can be found on the front fenders. A quartet of exterior colour options are available. These include Frozen White, “eye-catching” Luxe Yellow, Solar Silver and Magnetic dark grey. 

Inside, the multifunction steering wheel is wrapped in leather. Further included in the package is an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and air conditioning. Cruise control is also standard. Several vehicle functions can be operated via Ford’s FordPass smartphone application. 

In terms of safety, the EcoSport Active features seven airbags, ABS with ESC, emergency brake assist and hill launch assist. Rear parking sensors are standard fitment. 

The EcoSport Active is powered by the Blue Oval brand’s 1.0 EcoBoost engine. The turbocharged three-cylinder motor produces 92 kW and 170 Nm of torque, available from 6 000 r/min and a lowly 1 400 r/min, respectively. Ford claims the petrol unit sips 6.3 L/100 km. 

Priced at R393 700, the EcoSport Active ships with a four-year/120 000 km warranty. Customers can purchase a service or maintenance plan of up to eight years of 135 000 km.