The Ford EcoSport is the second best selling vehicle in the segment and is liked by many enthusiasts. Ford launched the facelifted version of the SUV towards the end of 2017 and now, the American company is testing a new variant of the car.
The test variant was spotted in Chennai without any camouflage. This could be a new special edition that Ford will launch in India. The badge behind the vehicle says “Signature Edition” and it looks sportier than the regular model. The test car reveals that Ford will offer new dual tone machine cut alloy wheels. The alloy wheels seem to be 17-inches. Ford offers 16-inch and 17-inch wheels with the regular variants. These wheels are offered as optional extras in the USA market.
The test without any camouflage and complete with badges suggest that the launch is not very far away and we may see the official launch soon. The car also gets a sporty rear spoiler, which is similar to the one seen on the ST line. Other features like dual-tone rear bumper are similar to the regular variant of the car.
The special edition will be based on the top end Titanium or Titanium+ variants. It will retain similar interiors with slight changes to make it sportier. There will be a two-tone interior with Ford’s new floating type SYNC3 infotainment system. Ford may keep the mechanicals same as the regular variants. The EcoSport is powered by an all-new Dragon 1.5-litre petrol engine that develops a maximum of 121 Bhp – 150 Nm. The 1.5-litre diesel engine remains same as the previous generation model. It generates a maximum of 98 Bhp – 200 Nm. The petrol EcoSport is available with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission too.
Earlier, Ford was expected to launch an S variant of the EcoSport similar to the Figo S and Aspire S. The S variant cars have stiffer suspension set-up and are more fun to drive. It is likely that Ford will not do any mechanical changes in the Signature Edition of the EcoSport.