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Ford EcoSport Black – Facing strong competition in its price range

The Ford EcoSport range recently received a new addition – the EcoSport Black.

This trim is based on the Ambiente model, and adds several black-hued exterior elements.

This includes the addition of a black grille and skid plate on the front, and black decals on the bonnet.

The roof is also painted black, and the black decals from the bonnet extend onto the doors.

More black components come from the mirror caps and 16-inch alloy wheels, and the standard colour-coded spare wheel cover at the back is swapped for a gloss black replacement.

Upon ordering your EcoSport Black, you will also have a choice of five exterior colours – Diamond White, Moondust Silver, Smoke, Blue Lightning, and Canyon Ridge.

In the interior there is a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC infotainment screen that supports Bluetooth and voice commands, and plays audio through six speakers.

Additionally, ABS with emergency brake assist, electronic stability control with traction control, an alarm and immobiliser, and rear parking sensors get the job of keeping the EcoSport safe.

A 1.5-litre petrol engine then provides 91kW of power and 151Nm of torque, and drive is handled by a six-speed automatic transmission.

The South African price for the new Ford EcoSport Black is R336,900.

Along with this you get Ford Protect which provides a 4-year/120,000km comprehensive warranty, a 4-year/60,000km service plan, and 3-year/unlimited kilometre roadside assistance.

The competition

The B-segment for vehicles in South Africa is incredibly competitive.

It features all the small hatchbacks, like the VW Polo, and many mini SUVs, such as the EcoSport.

Using TopAuto Car Prices, we found the new EcoSport Black’s biggest competitors in South Africa – as listed below.


Haval H2 1.5T City auto

  • Price – R329,900
  • Power – 105kW/202Nm
  • Warranty – 5-year/100,000km warranty, a 3-year/60,000km service plan, and 5-year/unlimited kilometre roadside assistance.
  • More infoClick here


Honda WR-V 1.2 Elegance

  • Price – R327,300
  • Power – 66kW/110Nm
  • Warranty – 5-year/200,000km warranty, 4-year/60,000km service plan, and 3-year/unlimited kilometre AA roadside assistance.
  • More infoClick here

Honda WR-V


Hyundai Venue 1.0T Motion Limited Edition

  • Price – R333,500
  • Power – 88kW/172Nm
  • Warranty – 5-year/150,000km manufacturer warranty with an additional 2-year/50,000km powertrain warranty, 7-year/150,000km roadside assistance, and a 3-year/45,000km service plan.
  • More infoClick here


Jeep Renegade 1.4T Sport

  • Price – R343,646
  • Power – 103kW/230Nm
  • Warranty – 3-year/100,000km warranty and service plan.
  • More infoClick here


Mahindra XUV300 1.5TD W8

  • Price – R336,999
  • Power – 86kW/300Nm
  • Warranty – 5-year/150,000km warranty, and a 5-year/90,000km service plan.
  • More infoClick here


Opel Crossland 1.2 Edition

  • Price – R324,900
  • Power – 55kW/118Nm
  • Warranty – 3-year/120,000km warranty, and a 3-year/60,000km service plan.
  • More infoClick here


Renault Duster 1.5dCi TechRoad

  • Price – R327,900
  • Power – 66kW/210Nm
  • Warranty – 5-year/150,000km mechanical warranty, and a 3-year/45,000km service plan.
  • More infoClick here


Suzuki Vitara 1.6 GL

  • Price – R310,900
  • Power – 86kW/151Nm
  • Warranty – 5-year/200,000km promotional warranty and a 4-year/60,000km service plan.
  • More infoClick here


Toyota Urban Cruiser 1.5 XR Auto

  • Price – R315,700
  • Power – 77kW/138Nm
  • Warranty – 3-year/100,000km warranty and a 3-services/45,000km service plan.
  • More infoClick here


VW T-Cross 1.0TSI Comfortline

  • Price – R345,700
  • Power – 70kW/175Nm
  • Warranty – 3-year/100,000km warranty and a 3-year/45,000km VW EasyDrive service plan.
  • More infoClick here


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