Malaysia says hello to the Ford EcoSport!

Published on August 27th, 2014

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As a part of Ford’s model line-up expansion in Malaysia – we have just officially received the all-new EcoSport urban SUV to our shores. First shown to the market during the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show last year, it is indeed one of the highly anticipated models to make way to Malaysia.

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As big as it may look, the EcoSport is actually a compact SUV that is based on the Ford Fiesta platform, and according to Ford themselves, the EcoSport combines the defining features of the Fiesta; thus being agile, affordable and efficient like a compact passenger car however with the flexibility, style and driving position of an SUV.

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David Westerman, the Managing Director for Malaysia and Asia Pacific Emerging Markets of Ford said – “The launch of the all-new EcoSport represents yet another step in our product-led transformation strategy in Malaysia. EcoSport offers drivers an affordable and aspirational alternative to the compact car that delivers fun, freedom and adventure without compromising on safety”.

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The all-new EcoSport is powered by Ford’s global 1.5-litre 4 cylinder twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) that delivers 110ps and a peak torque of 142nm. The engine is then mated to a six-speed Ford PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmission which ford says is “Ultra-efficient” to offer an amazing fuel consumption of 15.4 km/l.

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Not to be mistaken however – the one on offer does not come with Ford’s new signature 1-litre Ecoboost engine that many of us were expecting. Ford did not say if the Malaysian market will be expecting the Ecoboost variant over on our shores but it is a high possibility that the variant will be added at a later date in the near future.

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The Ford EcoSport is offered in two different variants at very competitive prices. The base ‘Trend’ variant is set at RM 92,888 which comes with a little less creature convenience. If you’re looking for a little bit more luxury, the ‘Titanium’ variant on offer comes with lavishly equipped with leather upholstery, keyless entry and push-start ignition, automatic climate control system and a glass sunroof for that extra luxury. This variant will set you back RM 103,888.

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We can’t wait to tell you more about this car when we get a go with it soon. So stay tuned!

For more information – visit the nearest Ford dealership or log on to www.ford.com.my for the added scoop!

Words: Qhalis Najmi | Photos: Haznajims

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