IF YOU’VE been looking for a mini SUV recently you may have noticed the absence of Ford representation in what’s become a rapidly growing market sector. The Blue Oval has finally fixed this omission with the EcoSport, a car boasting familiar Ford driving and design characteristics plus a trio of engines promising to be kind on your wallet.
As befits a market sector focused more on urban agility than the ability to climb every mountain, the EcoSport is front-wheel drive only. Up front you’ve the choice of Ford’s awarding winning three-cylinder, 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol motor, a conventional 1.5-litre petrol and frugal 1.5-litre, four-pot diesel unit.
Riding more than a little higher than a Fiesta, the EcoSport offers drivers a commanding view of the road. Despite its ‘compact’ tag Ford’s mini S...