"With the expanded line-up we combined the remarkable performance and fuel economy of the 1.0 Eco-Boost engine with the outstanding responsiveness and driving dynamics of the high-tech dual-clutch Power-Shift automatic transmission," says Tracey Delate, General Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa Region.
Ford has made its mark with the 1.0 EcoBoost that delivers a whopping 92kW of power from a three-cylinder engine that makes 170Nm of torque. Matched to the PowerShift automatic transmission a combined cycle fuel consumption is pegged at 5,5l/100km.
Ford's 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine won the International Engine of the Year title for an unprecedented three consecutive years, from 2012 to 2014, and won the sub-1-litre category for the past four years.
It is equipped with Ford's latest fuel-saving technologies including Auto-Start-Stop and the Active Grille Shutter to achieve significant reductions in CO2 emissions. In addition, Ford's Smart Regenerative Charging system selectively engages the alternator and charges the battery when the vehicle is coasting and braking to recapture energy that would otherwise be lost - thus reducing engine load for less fuel usage.
Pricing - Four-door sedan
|1.0 EcoBoost||Ambiente Manual||R228,900|
|1.0 EcoBoost||Ambiente PowerShift Automatic||R241,900|
|1.0 EcoBoost||Trend Manual||R250,900|
|1.0 EcoBoost||Trend PowerShift Automatic||R262,900|
|1.5 EcoBoost||Trend Manual||R281,900|
|1.5 EcoBoost||Trend Automatic||R299,900|
|1.0 EcoBoost||Ambiente Manual||R233,900|
|1.0 EcoBoost||Ambiente PowerShift Automatic||R246,900|
|1.0 EcoBoost||Trend Manual||R255,900|
|1.0 EcoBoost||Trend PowerShift Automatic||R267,900|
|1.5 EcoBoost||Trend Manual||R287,900|
|1.5 EcoBoost||Trend Automatic||R304,900|
ST Five-door hatch
|2.0 EcoBoost||ST1 Manual||R403,900|
|2.0 EcoBoost||ST3 Manual||R443,900|
All models are sold with a four-year/120,000km comprehensive warranty, four-year/80,000km service plan, three-year/unlimited km roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty. Service intervals are every 20,000km.