The Ecosport will be offered in four different versions. The input is the 1.6 S, which will cost U.S. $ 53,490 - U.S. $ 2,870 more than the previous base. In addition to the mandatory dual airbags and ABS
, it features air conditioning, steering and electric trio and entertainment system with voice activation.
The following is the SE. For R $ 56,490, she adds electric rear windows and fog lights. The middle is the Freestyle, which Ford estimates that account for 50% of sales. She receives the most light-alloy wheels of 16 inches, trip computer, parking sensors, stability control and traction and assistant starting uphill. The Freestyle is offered with a 1.6 liter or 2.0 R $ 59,990 R $ 62,490.
The top is Titanium, which costs U.S. $ 70,190 and has wheels and the body's unique details, leather seats, side and curtain airbags, air and digital keyless, among others. Two other versions will still be released. In October comes with automatic settings, and then a 4x4 wheel drive.
The arrival of these will depend on finding a gap in Ford production because the demand for versions already reported have shown a bit strong. In three days of pre-sales, the 2,500 units available are exhausted.
Peer to peer
Performance - The Sigma 1.6 engine gives up to speed Ecosport, but only above 3000 rpm. Below that, he feels the weight of the car and lack strength in resume. Then reductions are necessary to keep the engine "full". At least the couplings are precise and smooth. Note 6.
Stability - It is one of the highlights of the new generation utility. In curves when forces the car, the set remains balanced. The body rolls are almost imperceptible and the SUV is always in the driver's hand. In straight, the behavior is similar, with plenty of neutrality. Note 9.
Interactivity - The commands are similar to Ecosport New Fiesta. This means that there are plenty of buttons, especially the center console. At rest, the utility is well. The driver's seat and steering wheel are adjustable in height and depth. The electric steering is light in the maneuvers. At high speeds, the system adds weight, which improves the accuracy in the maneuvers. The forward visibility is impaired by thick columns. Behind the small glass hampers. Note 7.
Consumption - The New Ecosport scored an average of 10.6 km / l gasoline in road trip. Ford indicates a consumption of gasoline and ethanol 7 and 10.2 km / l in the city and 8.4 and 12.2 km / l on the road, in the order. Note 7.
Comfort - The suspension is rigid utility. And this is reflected in the comfort when riding. Just spend a few imperfections in the asphalt that some bumps are felt in the cabin. At least, the internal space has remained good in exchange generation. Besides the two front, two adults and one child traveling with gaps in the backseat. The insulation is only fair. Note 7.
Technology - The New Ecosport divides New Fiesta platform, but has undergone minor changes. The engineering of Ford used parts of steel-reinforced lightweight in various parts of the body to reduce the total weight of the car - which was still slightly high for a compact model. The list of standard equipment is good, with the right entertainment system as standard. And now from the intermediate freestyle, no stability control and traction. Now, side and curtain airbags are only standard on top. Note 8.
Habitalidade - Versatility is one of the strengths of Ecosport. There is enough space between the seats to store junk for quick use. In the front doors, fits 2-liter bottles and 600 ml side by side. The trunk has good access, as the lid opens sideways and drag the hassle with external spare tire - at least, there is a hydraulic arm to reduce the effort of moving the set. Are 362 liters, 20 more than the former, with a good floor area. Note 8.
Finishing - The units were tested pre-series. But does this justify only the problems of fitting and closing parts of the model tested presented. In any event, the finish disappointing. The design is similar to that of the New Fiesta, but without the refinement of the hatch - the rubbery material on the panel, for example, was gone. There is very little hard plastic in appearance and refined finishes do not inspire much confidence. Pass the same impression of lack of quality from the previous generation. Note 5.
Design - The New Ecosport lines are very aggressive and insinuating, with pronounced grille and tapered headlights. The drawing conveys sophistication and allows the car look good. In some cases, hostage style, such as the small rear window with the spare hung on the cover. But the end result is very positive. Note 9.
Cost / benefit - The Ecosport changed and became slightly more expensive - in fact, the price had recovered before feeling the pressure of competition. It was priced similar to rival Renault Duster and even the average SUV Hyundai Tucson - which compensates for the lack of timeliness in the price. Since the basic version, the list of necessary equipment brings air conditioning, steering and electric trio, and entertainment system LED lights up. Dual airbags and ABS
are required. In the most equipped, draws attention to choice of six airbags and stability control and traction. Note 7.
Total - The new Ford Freestyle 1.6 Ecosport added 73 points out of 100 possible.
First impressions - Inheritance
Mariporã / St. Paul - In addition to size and category, there is no way to identify the old and new generations of Ecosport. The look of the renovated Ford's utility is striking and is very aggressive. Inside, the design to impress the similarity with the New Fiesta. Instrument panel - good view - and radio controls are virtually identical.
But just one look to find a more thorough conceptual identidaded Ecosport with the old: the finish poorly. Neither the fact that the units are tested pre-justified series of quality MATERIALS applied. They are poor, bad touch and little pleasing to the eye. Already ill-made fittings can even stay in the account of the early production.
At least the cabin is roomy for a compact significantly, especially in the rear. Two adults and one child going there with a good dose of comfort. The rear seat is reclining, inclusive. In motion, the 1.6 engine that strives to Sigma, but it's just enough to move the 1,243 kg of Ecosport. On smooth surfaces, the performance is satisfactory, especially above 3500 rpm. In any slope, however, reductions are necessary - because the second gear ratio is too long. The exchange rate is good to handle, with precise couplings and soft.
In tests, the New Ecosport recalled his predecessor in another remarkable feature: stability. The behavior of the curves is even better, very little neutrality and body rolls. Merits of the suspension, with calibration hard and good torsional rigidity of the chassis. This ends up charging the account to run in comfort.
The holes are passed to the interior without much ado, with everything in there shaking. In the end, Ford was more concerned with what makes a difference when selling. The Ecosport became more beautiful and modern and made a list of equipment packed with interesting items. The problems never prevented finishing the older generation to sell. Most consumers are satisfied with the external lines and attractive with a good dark film.
Imprint - Ford Ecosport
Engine 1.6: The gasoline and ethanol, front, transverse, 1596 cc, four-cylinder, four valves per cylinder and simple command in the head. Electronic throttle and sequential multipoint fuel injection.
2.0 Engine: Gasoline and ethanol, front, transverse, 1,999 cc, inline four-cylinder, dual overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and variable valve control at admission. Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection and electronic throttle.
Transmission - Exchange manual five speeds forward and one aft. Front wheel drive, electronically controlled from the Freestyle version.
Maximum power - Motor1.6: 110 hp at 6500 rpm with petrol and 115 hp at 5,500 rpm with ethanol. 2.0 Engine: 141 hp and 147 hp on gasoline and ethanol at 6,250 rpm.
Maximum torque - Engine 1.6: 15.6 Nm at 4,250 rpm with petrol and 15.9 lb.-ft. at 4750 rpm with ethanol. 2.0 Engine: 18.9 Nm and 19.7 Nm and ethanol with gasoline at 4,250 rpm.
Bore and Stroke-Engine 1.6: 79.0 mm x 81.4 mm compression ratio of 11,0:1. 2.0 Engine: 87.5 mm x 83.1 mm compression ratio of 10,8:1.
Acceleration 0-100 km / h - Engine 1.6: 12.4 and 12.5 seconds with gasoline and ethanol. Engine 2.0, 10.8 and 10.5 seconds with gasoline and ethanol.
Maximum speed - 180 km / h electronically limited.
Suspension - Front independent McPherson type with lower arms, stabilizer bar, pressurized hydraulic dampers and springs to compensate for lateral load. Rear semi-independent torsion beam, pressurized hydraulic dampers with coil springs. Electronic stability control from version Freestyle.
Tyres - S and SE: 205/65 R15. FreeStyle and Titanium: 205/60 R16.
Brakes: Ventilated discs front, drums back and ABS
body: monoblock SUV with four doors and five seats. With 4.23 meters long, 1,76 m in width, 1.67 m in height and 2.52 m wheelbase. Front airbags as standard. Side airbags and curtain in the Titanium version.
Weight: 1243 kg.
Trunk capacity: 362 liters.
Fuel tank: 52 liters.
Production: Camaçari, Bahia.
Items supplied: Version S: Air-conditioning, power steering, front windows, electric locks and mirrors, rádio/CD/MP3/Aux system with SYNC and headlights with led.Preço: R $ 53,490.
SE version: Adds electric rear windows, fog lamps and wheels with drawing diferente.Preço: R $ 56,490.
Freesyle Version: Adds alloy wheels of 16 inches, trip computer, rear parking sensors, stability control and traction and assistant starting uphill. Price: U.S. $ 59,990 with the 1.6 and R $ 62,490 with 2.0 engine.
Titanium: side and curtain airbags, leather seats, wheels s exclusive, digital air-conditioning, keyless, light and rain sensors and electrochromic rearview. Price: U.S. $ 70,190.