Ford EcoSport Limited Edition introduced

2013 Ford EcoSport Limited Edition 04.09.2013
2013 Ford EcoSport Limited Edition 04.09.2013

500 units will be made

Ford Europe has announced a Limited Edition of the EcoSport which will be available in 500 units, with 120 cars allocated for UK buyers.

The car was unveiled today at IFA 2013 and will come with Ford's SYNC AppLink system that provides voice control of smartphone applications, along with leather trim, 17-inch alloys and several apps. In addition, customers will also benefit from 12 months of unlimited audio book downloads courtesy of Audioteka.

Prices start at 16,955 GBP and buyers get to choose from a 125 HP (92 kW) 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine or a 91 HP (67 kW) 1.5-liter diesel. UK deliveries will commence next spring, around the same time when the range-topping Titanium model will be available. The regular model can be had with an optional Titanium X package priced at 1,000 GBP which will add 17-inch wheels, leather seat trim, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control and an auto-dimming rear view mirror.

Additional details are available in the press release area.

Source: Ford
  • UK customers can reserve one of 120 Ford EcoSport ‘Limited Edition’* models via Facebook®, out of 500 destined for Europe
  • Ford EcoSport ‘Limited Edition’*  offers a special equipment pack including an exclusive Ford SYNC AppLink package, 17in alloy wheels and leather trim

BERLIN, Sept. 4, 2013 – Ford Motor Company announced today at IFA 2013 that it will kick off the sale of its new Ford EcoSport on Facebook® with a special ‘Limited Edition’* version of the small smart utility vehicle. 

500 ‘Limited Editions’* will be available across Europe with just 120 right-hand-drive models for the UK market.  It will feature the Ford SYNC AppLink system – which enables voice control of smartphone apps from the driver’s seat – as part of a special equipment package that also adds 17in alloy wheels, leather trim, and an array of advanced technologies.

Later this month, Ford will announce an additional special bundle of apps from its SYNC AppLink partners for the EcoSport ‘Limited Edition’*, including 12 months of unlimited audio book downloads from Audioteka direct to the car.

Customers can reserve their Panther Black Titanium ‘Limited Edition’* priced from £16,995 on a dedicated website by following a link from Facebook®.  They will be able to choose between a 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine – the International Engine of the Year for 2013 and 2012 – or a 91PS 1.5-litre diesel engine. 

The ordering process can be completed at any of the UK’s 530 official Ford dealers upon receipt of a special reservation voucher.

“EcoSport will be like nothing else on the road in Europe – a rugged-looking, affordable, and surprisingly spacious SUV with the truly innovative SYNC AppLink technology, which allows drivers to voice-control all kinds of great apps like Spotify and Audioteka,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe. “EcoSport appeals to a younger, more connected generation so it’s fitting we are offering the EcoSport Limited Edition for sale through Facebook.”

Ford EcoSport delivers the agility and fuel efficiency of a small family car, with greater flexibility, and a comfortable high-command driving position. The large front grille, short bonnet and raked front pillars create a sporty and contemporary feel, and angular headlamps reinforce its modern lines.

Following the ‘Limited Edition’* launch campaign,  EcoSport will be available in Ford showrooms as a stylish Titanium series featuring 16in alloy wheels (with alloy spare wheel and cover), front fog lamps, silver roof rails, power door mirrors, keyless entry and Ford PowerStart. 

Other standard features include remote locking, Thatcham alarm, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, daytime running lamps, ABS, ESP, EBA, seven airbags, EATC, CD/radio with USB/aux in, multifunction leather steering wheel, power front and rear windows, rake/reach adjust steering, height/lumbar adjust driver’s seat, rake adjust rear seat and floor mats.  Prices for this model will range from £14,995 to £17,495 on the road.

There will be a choice of three engines - the multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost offering 125PS and 125g/km CO2, the 1.5-litre petrol offering 112PS and 149g/km CO2 and the 1.5 TDCi offering 91PS and 120g/km CO2.  The 1.5-litre petrol engine is available with either manual or Powershift transmission.  

The Ford EcoSport’s optional extras have been packaged together for customer convenience.  There are four options - metallic paint, Ford SYNC with Applink, Rear Park Assist and a Titanium X Pack.  The Titanium X Pack, priced at £1,000, contains leather seat trim, 17in alloy wheels, cruise control, automatic lights, automatic wipers and automatic dimming rear view mirror. 

Ford EcoSport “Limited Edition”* and Titanium versions will arrive in the UK in spring 2014.  A price list and customer order guide is attached. 

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Comments (5)

Not bad considering the 123hp Fiesta Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost costs 16,000 GBP.
Sep 5th, 2013 2:15am
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HermanCampbell HermanCampbell
Heard Ford was considering bringing this to the US, would have to give more power though.
Sep 4th, 2013 8:06pm
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Ford would probably source it from Brazil, if they plan to sell it in the USA. They build EcoSports there with the old 145hp 2.0L engine which is also exported to Mexico.
Sep 5th, 2013 2:25am
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HermanCampbell HermanCampbell
I'm sure they would use either the 160hp 2.0 Ti-VCT or 177hp 1.6 Ecoboost.
Sep 5th, 2013 9:35pm
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@Herman, that's possible, though as of this moment, none of those engines are being used in Fords manufactured in Brazil.
Sep 8th, 2013 7:02pm
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