There is good news for the European customer by Ford, as the company is bringing the new model of its SUV Ford EcoSport ST-Line. SUV sales are increasing with every passing year in Europe. Ford EcoSport is one of the successful models sold in Europe and now the ST-Line variant which is a performance inspired one will boost the sale. The new 2018 Ford EcoSport ST-Line is a unique combination of elegant styling, capability, and versatility. Ford has put up an investment of €200 million for this SUV and it will be manufactured at the Craiova facility of Ford in Romania.
2018 Ford EcoSport ST-Line Exterior
The exterior of the new Ford EcoSport ST-Line is the bit similar to Ford EcoSport model but has received some facelift and sharp touches to enhance its sporty look. Its front fascia looks clean and dynamic with well-sculpted bonnet and redesigned grill in the trapezoid shape. It is equipped with LED daytime running lights along with unique angular headlights and fog lights.
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Everyone loves to have a personalized sports car, and their wish can be fulfilled with the 2018 EcoSport ST-Line as it will be offering numerous personalization options along with 12 different body colors to be chosen from. The customers can get the roof as well as door mirrors and frames in contrasting paint colors. The revised taillights and back bumper blend well into the new look. The new Ford EcoSport ST-Line will be running on dark tarnish 17 inches alloy wheels whereas 18 inches wheels are available as an option too.
Ford EcoSport ST-Line 2018 Interior
The new 2018 Ford EcoSport ST-Line will cater some unique interior features which make it stand ahead of the usual Ford EcoSport SUV. It will have leather-trimmed seats in red contrast stitching along with Miko-Dinamica inserts, seats are specially designed to provide enhanced comfort to the passengers. The heated steering wheel is flat-bottomed and the handbrake lever and the steering wheel both are covered with leather.
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Interior lighting has seven different color options and can also be adjusted to create calm and cozy ambiance as per their choice. The center console has easy to access controls and buttons with 8 inches floating touchscreen. Moreover, driving dynamics are displayed through digital 4.2 inches instrument cluster. The boot floor is also height adjustable. Passengers can create a storage capacity while lowering the floor or can have a hidden storage space while raising the floor.
The smart features include an Android Auto or Apple CarPlay compatible communication and entertainment system called SYNC 3. It also has two USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity. For enhanced audio feel the SUV is upgraded with B&O PLAY sound system supported with 10 speakers.
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The new Ford EcoSport ST-Line is equipped with front and side airbags along with driver’s knee bags and curtain airbag. For the enhanced safety of its passengers, it has some dynamic driver assistance features, which include:
• Automatic headlights
• Cruise Control
• Blind Spot Information System
• Rain-sensing wipers
• Adjustable Speed Limiter
• Rear View Camera
The new Ford EcoSport ST-Line 2018 will have a 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel engine which is able to generate an output of 125 PS and torque of 300 Nm. It will be available on All Wheel Drive system with the six-speed manual transmission. The engine not only produces high power but also has low CO2 emissions around 119 g/km. The intelligence AWD regulates torque to all four wheels smoothly and provides better on and off-road traction and enhanced the driving experience. It also has improvised fuel economy and its fuel efficiency is 4.5 liter per 100 km.
Another smart option for the engine is the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine with 140 PS of output. After its launch next year it will also be available in 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine producing 100 PS. It will be mated with six-speed manual transmission and come in the front wheel drive system. The suspension is also tweaked and steering gear, dampers, and strings are also optimized to provide sporty feel with improved handling.
Price and Release date
The released date has not finalized yet but customers can expect the new EcoSport ST-Line to hit the dealership by the end of 2017 or in the first quarter of 2018. The price is expected to start around 19 thousand dollar and personalization options may increase the cost.
2018 Ford EcoSport ST-Line photos