If discovery is what fuels Filipino car enthusiasts, then the new Ford EcoSport can be our best buddy on the road less travelled. It’s a crossover SUV which prides itself with the looks of a sleek and modern car with the rugged performance and characteristics of an entry-level off-roader. Its boxy shape and sculpted sides looks like it's ready for anything, supported by high ground clearance, wading depth, under-chassis skid plates, and the rear gate-mounted spare tire compartment.
Inside the new EcoSport is a 5-seater cabin with music booming out of 6 speakers (4 for the base model), with the Titanium variant having Electronic Air Temperature Control and leather seats. Standard features include airbags, ABS, and ISOFIX child seat fixings.
The EcoSport in the Philippines is powered by a 1.5L Inline 4-Cylinder Ti-VCT petrol engine churning out 108 hp and 142 Nm of torque to the front wheels. This is mated to a 6-Speed PowerShift automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission.