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Ford EcoSport on sale in Australia from $20,790

November 28, 2013

The Ford EcoSport is now on sale in Australia, enhancing the blue oval’s existing SUV lineup alongside the Kuga and Territory. The base model EcoSport will be priced from $20,790 plus on-road costs.

Ford EcoSport Titanium

The Fiesta-based EcoSport features the company’s latest EcoBoost 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine, which according to Ford provides the performance of a traditional 1.6-litre engine but with a 20 per cent increase in fuel economy.

The engine is small enough to fit on an A4 piece of paper but produces 92kW and a peak torque of 170Nm from 1400 to 4500rpm. In Australia the EcoBoost engine will be joined by an economical 1.5-litre petrol engine with twin independent variable cam’ timing. The 1.5 produces 82kW and 140Nm.

In terms of economy, the EcoBoost unit averages just 5.7L/100km, while the 1.5 consumes an average of 6.5L/100km.

Ford EcoSport Titanium rear

To add to the fuel efficiency, the air conditioning system comprises a compressor system that requires less energy than a conventional one. The added bonus of the engine’s small output and various sound deading technology has reportedly resulted in a very quiet in-cabin experience.

Another cool feature is the electronic power steering system, which incorporates Pull-Drift Compensation to detect road conditions and Active Nibble Control to reduce vibrations through the steering wheel.

See below for the lineup prices (excluding on-road costs):

Ford EcoSport Ambiente 1.5L manual – $20,790
Ford EcoSport Ambiente 1.5L auto – $22,790

Ford EcoSport Trend 1.0L manual – $22,290
Ford EcoSport Trend 1.5L auto – $24,290

Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.0L manual – $25,790
Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5L auto – $27,790

Sean specialises in news and road testing. He's a passionate journalist and currently works for a Sydney metro newspaper. Sean is also a car fanatic at heart and dreads the day Aussie car manufacturing comes to an end.