Every year, the International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 to commemorate the achievements of women around the world. More and more women today are thriving and making major advances in different facets of society across the globe. They now have taken the driver’s seat and have the power to steer change and progress in their hands.
Being the smart and competent drivers that they are, women nowadays are attracted to cars that offer practicality, comfort, value for money, and safety. Combining agility, affordability and fuel efficiency of a compact car with the flexibility and spaciousness of an SUV, the Ford EcoSport has proven that it doesn’t only match but also top all women’s considerations when it comes to choosing a vehicle to drive.
Here are eight reasons why the EcoSport is an ideal SUV for women:
- It has all the space you need
Due to its accommodating size and spacious interiors, it is almost natural for driven women to be inclined towards compact SUVs. The 5-seater EcoSport gives the perfectly-sized, affordable SUV that women look for. It has a clever design that makes the most of every bit of space.
It has 20 accessible compartments including cup holders, side-door pockets, a slide-out drawer under the front passenger seat, and a glove box that can keep food and drinks cool. Imagine all the room it has for every woman’s daily essentials, umbrella, sunglasses, extra clothes, laptop, name it—the EcoSport has the space for it!
That’s not even the capper, when its rear seats are folded, it gives enough room for groceries, travel luggage and bags, and even a 560-liter washing machine. With a little creativity to tweak the boot compartment, it can turn into a chic walk-in closet.
- Takes smart cars to another level
The Ford EcoSport does not fall short in keeping up with the trends. Gone are the days of fumbling through your bag to look for your car key. With Ford EcoSport’s Smart Keyless Entry, doors unlock automatically so long as the key fob is within reach. Once inside, a push of the button is all that’s needed to start the engine, and off goes the ladies to where they’re headed.
This smart car is also fully equipped with SYNC™, a technology that allows voice to activate certain features which is suitable for women who are always on-the-go. It lets the driver take phone calls, listen to text messages, and play music, audiobooks or podcasts from any media device. With SYNC™, ladies can catch up with business, work, personal life, and other matters of concern along the way while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
- Comfortable and relaxed driving
From smooth highways to rocky back road, the Ford EcoSport guarantees a comfortable and light foot drive that makes it a front-runner to winning the hearts of women drivers. Coupled with good approach and departure angles, its 200mm ground clearance between the driver and the road, potholes, or whatever else is in the way makes whoever drives it ready for anything.
- Gives you peace of mind with its advanced safety features
Whether it is for city driving, a beach trip or a quick Tagaytay getaway, the EcoSport can cater to any type of adventure you plan to conquer with its array of sleek features.
Turn corners and tread the traffic with confidence with the EcoSport’s Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and traction control as they limit the chance of wheel spins and over and understeering.
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) are installed in the vehicle to avoid skidding whenever you need to make a sudden stop. These ensure that the wheels do not lock, helping you feel more in control at all times.
- Packed with Power
The EcoSport is equipped with a 1.5L Ti-VCT 110PS/142 Nm engine and a 6-speed PowerShift automatic transmission (5-speed for manual) that efficiently saves fuel without sacrificing its top-of-the-line acceleration and unnoticeable gear changing capabilities. In other words, more smooth driving and less gas-pumping.
- Stylish and Innovative Design
With six colors (Panther Black, Ingot Silver, Winning Blue, Candy Red, Mars Red, Frozen White), and four regular variants (Ambiente 1.5L MT, Trend 1.5L MT, Trend 1.5L AT, Titanium 1.5L AT) to choose from, there is always an EcoSport to fit one’s personality and preference if you are looking for a stylish car.
And if you’re up for a sportier look, The Ford EcoSport Black Edition is also available in the market. This special variant dons black-finished exterior details such as the grille and alloy wheels. It also has roof cross bars, rear spoiler, illuminated scruff plates, and sport pedals.
- Parking is a cinch
One of the most challenging activities drivers have to face is the different types of parking. The EcoSport has built-in rear parking sensors that detect objects that are in your way when reversing and instantly alert you with beeping sounds.
- It’s eco-friendly
Apart from being stylish as how women prefer vehicles, the EcoSport’s innovative engineering offers drivers more kilometres out of every drop of fuel without compromising on responsive power. Its fuel-saving design is definitely a game-changer, with a carefully designed exterior boasting great aerodynamics that limits wind resistance for better fuel efficiency and smooth sailing. This allows women drivers to enjoy driving by spending less time at the pump and more time on the road.