The latest rugged crossover to join the Blue Oval range is the Ford EcoSport Active.
The new Ford EcoSport Active is not just a rugged crossover for the model’s line-up, it's also a great car leasing choice.
The Active trim level has been inspired with off-roading kit and equipment and should be in showrooms from early 2021.
Prices for the EcoSport Active start at £21,645.
The new model features a raised suspension for dealing with off-road obstacles, along with unique 17-inch alloy wheels and rugged black plastic cladding for the underbody.
Equipment for the stylish Ford EcoSport Active is fairly similar to the sibling’s Titanium list so includes automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, silver roof rails and a rear-view camera.
As a contract hire car, drivers also get to enjoy an 8-inch display with smartphone compatibility.
The new model also features rear privacy glass and a contrasting black roof.
The trim also as unique upholstery with leather inserts with blue stitching.
Options for the EcoSport Active include the opportunity of upgrading the stereo system, adding keyless go and electrically folding door mirrors.
Other options include a detachable towbar, and a winter pack that will add a heated steering wheel and heated front seats.
It's also worth considering the driver assistance pack from Ford which will add automatic high beam headlights, a blind spot monitoring system and front parking sensors.
There are five standard body paints to choose from and they include Frozen White and Luxe Yellow.
Ford is offering the Active trim for its EcoSport with just one engine, it's a very responsive 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 123 bhp with torque of 170Nm.
The 0 to 62 mph time is 11 seconds and the trim’s top speed is 111 mph.
Fuel economy for the stylish EcoSport is 48mpg and there's a six-speed manual gearbox to deliver the power effectively.
The latest model is part of Ford’s growing range of Active trims to help customers who enjoy active lifestyles and outdoor adventures.
The series, Ford says, has a simplified strategy and offers those wanting to lease the EcoSport Active an easy way of understanding the model series and know which standard equipment will be featured and the option packs have been simplified.
The simple offering now sees the ST-Line bring drivers the chance to buy a sporty and stylish vehicle, Titanium is for those wanting lots of luxury and comfort, while the Active is for those wanting adventure and maximum versatility.
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