Earlier this month, Ford teased an Active version of its compact EcoSport but now it appears images of the newcomer have leaked online ahead of its official reveal in early November 2020. Take a look!
The Ford EcoSport has proven popular in the compact SUV segment, thanks to its surprising gravel travel capability. Ford is preparing to launch an Active version of its EcoSport and for those who aren’t aware, Active is the tag given to Ford models that have been given some additional ground clearance as well as some offroad visual upgrades. Ford offers the Focus and Fiesta in Active trim already and now the EcoSport looks to receive the Active treatment.
From the leaked images you see here, the Ford EcoSport Active will feature plastic cladding around the wheel arches, side skirts and leading into the front bumper. Note the revised rear bumper and faux skid plates which add to the EcoSport Active’s rugged appeal. Also, Ford has further differentiated the EcoSport Active with its dual-tone body colour and roof combination. The release for the previous teaser did say that the EcoSport Active will feature ‘unique exterior and interior styling alongside increased ride height and additional body protection for greater rough road capability’. We will have to wait for official details to see how much higher it will ride.
Ford also said, “Customers tell us they love how EcoSport’s bold styling, practical interior and versatility fits into their busy lives, so we’re excited to enhance the SUV with an Active version that delivers even more of those qualities,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service. Ford of Europe. “The EcoSport Active will be a new addition to the Active series that offers extra capability and rugged style for customers who want to take their outdoor adventures to the next level.”
The EcoSport Active’s interior is familiar and standard specification is expected to be generous.
Speaking of the interior of the EcoSport Active, the images reveal leather upholstered seats with the ‘Active’ logo seen on the front seats. As a range-topping EcoSport, the Active derivative will feature Ford’s latest SYNC3 infotainment touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth and voice control functionality. Other notable features include 2 USB ports, climate control airconditioning, cruise control, and a multifunction steering wheel.
As for what will power the EcoSport Active, you can expect Ford’s 93 kW 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine under the bonnet mated with a 6-speed speed manual gearbox.
Given how much love there is for the Renault Duster globally, it should come as no surprise that Ford will want to prove its EcoSport is just as capable when it comes to the offroad stuff. Set your calendars for the 6th November for the reveal of the Ford EcoSport Active and we will keep you updated as further details are revealed.
Original Story by www.cars.co.za