Ford EcoSport revealed

5 Mar, 2013 11:41am

Ford has showcased the European version of its EcoSport SUV at the Geneva Motor Show

Ford has revealed the new European-spec EcoSport SUV at the Geneva Motor Show, following its debut at a Spanish mobile technology show last week.

The Fiesta-based SUV is currently on sale in developing markets like Brazil and India, but the brand chose the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain, to reveal the Euro-spec model – and showcase its SYNC voice-activated in-car connectivity system.

The EcoSport will be one of the first Fords on sale in Europe to offer SYNC AppLink, which enables voice control of smartphone apps. It will also have SYNC emergency assistance, which connects to local emergency services.

Engine options include a 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost and a 1.5-litre diesel. Prices should start at £14,000 when it hits UK showrooms early next year.