Following our first impression review of the all-new Ford Ecosport, and its subsequent launch last month, Sime Darby Auto Connexion has begun deliveries of the new EcoSport to customers nationwide. The very first buyers however, Muhammad Shukri bin Haji Muhammad (above, second from right), and Low Wey Hong (above, second from left) who were among the first to receive their all-new Ford EcoSports’, which are now being delivered to customers across Malaysia, were fortunate enough to be part of Ford’s early bird booking promotion. Shukri and Low were among the first 500 customers to receive a Garmin GPS with Smartphone Link valued at RM799.
David Westerman (above right), managing director, Malaysia and Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company, and Adeline Lew (main photo, left), head of sales, Sime Darby Auto Connexion were at hand to congratulate Muhammad Shukri and Low Wey Hong and present them with their early bird gifts. The EcoSport is now available at all showrooms nationwide in two variants – Trend and Titanium – priced at RM92,888 andRM103,888 respectively.
“The all-new EcoSport is the newest member of our expanding global B-segment family and is designed to meet growing demand for compact SUVs in Malaysia,” explained David Westerman, managing director, Malaysia and Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company. “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,” said Westerman.
About the Ford EcoSport
Based on Ford’s global B-segment platform that underpins the Ford Fiesta, the all-new EcoSport combines the agility, affordability and fuel efficiency of a compact passenger car with the flexibility, style and driving position of an SUV. Offering superior fuel economy, easy manoeuvrability and an array of smart features, the EcoSport is just the right vehicle for both city streets and rough roads. It is as comfortable wading through flooded areas as it is entertaining the driver with hands-free music selection and phone calls, while offering passengers outstanding levels of comfort and quiet operation.
The all-new EcoSport is powered by Ford’s global 1.5-litre twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) four-cylinder petrol engine. Delivering 110 PS of power and peak torque of 142 Nm, the engine is mated to the ultra-efficient six-speed Ford PowerShift automatic transmission with Select Shift to offer fuel efficiency of 15.4km/L and carbon dioxide emissions of 154g/km. The all-new Ford EcoSport Trend is available in three colours – Candy Red, Midnight Sky and Frozen White – while the Titanium variant comes in Mars Red, Winning Blue, Midnight Sky and Frozen White.