Friday 22 September 2017

Car 'sold out' on Facebook before it gets here

Ford has launched a limited edition of their Fiesta-based crossover, called the EcoSport
Ford has launched a limited edition of their Fiesta-based crossover, called the EcoSport
A car has 'sold out' after people bought the Irish allocation on Facebook
A man uses the new Ford EcoSport connectivity during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

A CAR has 'sold out' before it even gets here after five people bought the Irish allocation on Facebook.

Ford yesterday launched a limited edition of their Fiesta-based crossover, called the EcoSport.

The company made 500 'available' on Facebook across some European countries, with the UK getting 120 and Ireland five.

I understand the Irish buyers are from Louth, Cork, Wexford, Mayo and Kerry.

The motor comes with either a 123bhp 1-litre EcoBoost petrol or 90bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine. And it costs €23,995 -- for both diesel and petrol.

These limited edition models also have an upgraded version of the marque's Sync AppLink infotainment system -- it has new apps and functionality.

Among them is 'Autoread' which reads out emails and text messages and allows you to dictate replies through the car's voice-recognition service.

Irish Independent

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