Honey… I shrunk the parcel shelf

Clever engineers at Ford have been busy bees – using honeycomb technology to shrink the mass of the parcel shelf for the new Ford EcoSport.

 

The lightweight secret boot shelf made of paper sandwiched between two thin layers of fibreglass is strong enough to hold three times its own weight – the 3 kg shelf can easily support three men with a combined weight of 300 kgs.

 

It’s just one of many big ideas wrapped up in this B segment SUV, a class of car growing in popularity with buyers and expected to account for 2.2 million sales in Europe by 2020.

 

New EcoSport is arriving in Foray Motor Group showrooms right now but don’t worry if you can’t get t our launch events as we are bringing the car to you.

 

It will be present at these venues so you can browse its many features and soak up its stylish lines. Make sure you don’t miss it: 9th to the 19th of February.