Old Ford EcoSport proved to be the bestseller for the US car manufacturer. Just look at the busy street and count how many subcompact crosses with blue badges you come across. It made sense: it was affordable and spacious but also compact enough to get into our notoriously narrow and crowded streets.
Earlier this year, Ford released a new updated version of its front model. It has a pencil here and there, but the biggest change is under the hood. Top titanium sport series and 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine with 125 horsepower and 170 hp, paired with a new six-speed automatic gearbox.
What Ford is trying to do is reach one of the biggest shots people have in advance – it was that what was useful was unnecessary in performance. The old engine was slow and the transmission could sometimes be harsh.
So when we heard that the EcoSport update had spread to the engine compartment, we could not wait to try it out. Without giving anything, we can say that our findings were really positive.
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