The Ford EcoSport has been sighted on test on the road, two of them in fact – an orange one snapped by reader Hakimin Zahid and a greyish one sighted by reader Erh Pin Lim.
While the unit that we saw at JPJ Putrajaya earlier this week was in Trend trim, these cars being driven on the road with trade plates are of the Titanium spec that was advertised on oto.my for RM96,888. The Titanium spec includes better looking alloy wheels and chrome fog light surrounds, but the giveaway is of course the Titanium badge on the rear.
Since the Ecosport has the high ground clearance of an SUV, you can peek under the car in some of these shots. It doesn’t look like there’s any drive to the rear axle, so these are most likely front-wheel drive cars. This might reduce offroading capabilty but it should improve fuel economy and it’s not likely that any EcoSport owner is going to do anything funky anyway other than some ‘creative’ parking perhaps.
The EcoSport will be powered by the same 110 PS/142 Nm 1.5 litre Ti-VCT four-cylinder engine and six-speed PowerShift dual clutch transmission combo as on the Fiesta 1.5. There is also the possibility of the 125 PS/170 Nm 1.0 litre EcoBoost turbocharged three-cylinder mill found in the Fiesta EcoBoost coming in later.
In the meanwhile, read our Ford EcoSport review from when we tried the car out in Thailand.