Ford EcoSport Thunder Edition gets a range of exterior and interior changes and can be had in either a petrol or diesel engine
Ford India has today launched the Thunder Edition of the EcoSport with starting price of Rs. 10.18 lakh for the petrol variant while the diesel version costs Rs. 10.68 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom). The Thunder Edition is part of Ford’s response towards growing competition in the sub-four-metre SUV segment which saw the arrival of new rivals, the Mahindra XUV300 and Hyundai Venue.
Both Mahindra XUV300 and Hyundai Venue have managed to outsell the EcoSport in their opening months. The latter finished its first month with 7,000 dispatches across the country while the XUV300 got the better of the EcoSport in consecutive months. The EcoSport Thunder Edition comes with a host of exterior and interior updates while the entire range seems to have seen variant updates.
As for the exterior, it boasts black treated fog lamp bezel, black inserts in the headlamps cluster, black finished front grille assembly and Outside Rear View Mirrors, two-tone bonnet, sporty decals on the doors, a set of newly designed 17-inch black alloy wheels, blackened roof rails and the roof, Thunder Edition badge on the tailgate and so on.
Stepping inside the cabin, the Ford EcoSport Thunder Edition will have you treated with an electric sunroof, a much need feature customers wanting to own in the modern era, dual-tone paint theme with new inserts on the door, centre console, instrument cluster and front seats.
As for the entertainment, a nine-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system sits in the middle with in-built navigation and voice commands. The EcoSport Thunder Edition can be had in both petrol and diesel engine choices on the Titanium grade without any mechanical changes.
The 1.5-litre Ti-VCT three-cylinder petrol motor is good enough to generate a maximum power output of 121 bhp and 150 Nm of peak torque while the 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine kicks out 98 bhp and 205 Nm. Both the powertrains are mated to a six-speed manual transmission only.