Ford's Fiesta-based EcoSport crossover - released this week in South Africa - is available to local customers in a choice of three engines and two transmissions, three trim levels and eight colours.
Headlining the motorvation column is Ford's 92kW/170Nm, one-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder, Engine of the Year for the past two years. Even in this tall, somewhat bulky setting, Ford quotes combined-cycle fuel consumption of only 5.7 litres per 100km.
The EcoSport will also be available with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, rated for 82kW at 6300rpm and 138Nm at 4400rpm, at an average cost of 6.5 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.
And for oil-burner fans there's the 1.5 TDCi intercooled turbodiesel, good for a claimed 66kW at 3750rpm and a muscular 205Nm from 2000-2750rpm, allied to a combined cycle figure of only 4.6 litres per 100km.
A five-speed manual gearbox is standard across the range, with the exception of the 1.5-litre petrol Titanium version, which comes with a six-speed, dual-clutch Powershift automatic transmission.