By Otsile Kadiege
Ford South Africa has given its “segment-leading” EcoSport an additional dose of style and personality with the introduction of the limited-edition EcoSport Black.
The EcoSport Black is based on the popular, value-oriented EcoSport Ambiente 1.5 Auto. It receives several dark-hued feature enhancements that give it a more distinctive and dynamic appearance.
The front grille and skid plate are finished in black. The theme continues on the bonnet too with a bold black decal insert on the upper section of the hood that matches the painted black roof. Integrated black roof rails add both sporting flair and practicality to the package. The 15-inch steel rims on the standard EcoSport Ambiente are replaced with stylish 16-inch black alloy wheels.
The EcoSport Black is available in a selection of eye-catching colours, namely Diamond White, Moondust Silver, Smoke, Blue Lightning and Canyon Ridge.
Inside, the EcoSport Black uses the intuitive Sync infotainment system with Bluetooth and Voice Control. It’s also fitted with two USB ports, six speakers and a 4.2-inch screen. Remote control locking, an integrated perimeter alarm and engine immobiliser take care of vehicle security, while standard rear parking sensors make maneuvering the car into tight spaces easier.
The EcoSport Black is equipped with six airbags (dual front, side and curtain airbags) and dual ISOFIX child-seat mounting points in the rear seats – a crucial consideration for young families. Active safety features include ABS brakes, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with traction control.
The Ford EcoSport Black 1.5 6AT is priced at R336,900. All EcoSport models come standard with Ford Protect, comprising a four-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, three-year/unlimited distance roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty. A four-year/60,000km service plan is included.
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