Ford EcoSport Titanium S variant introduces six-speed manual transmission into the subcompact SUV’s range and with sunroof it could go as far as rivalling Hyundai Creta
Last month, Ford India launched the top-of-the-line EcoSport Titanium+ Petrol variant and it received a five-speed manual gearbox, bigger 17-inch alloy wheels and six airbags for enhanced safety. It has been no secret that Ford is trying expand the range of EcoSport to appeal for a wide variety of buyers as it is the most popular and best-selling model within its portfolio.
The Titanium S variant could be the next in line to make an official presence and it has already been spied a few times. Courtesy of the latest spy shots, we do see the existence of six-speed manual transmission as well as a sunroof. Caught at a dealer facility in Kerala, it features distinctive enhancements to make a standout appeal.
As for the exterior, the Ford EcoSport Titanium S grade comes equipped with two-tone front bumper, a mean looking front grille adorning the Canyon Ridge colour scheme, black painted roof almost bringing a piano black finish, smoked out headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights integrated on to it, new sporty five-spoke alloy wheels finished in grey colour.
Stepping inside the cabin, the new variant carries the same exterior theme by applying orange trim on the dual-tone dashboard while the seats get sporty orange accents. The in-car connectivity and entertainment is dealt by a large touchscreen infotainment system and the three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel has mounted button control.
The MID unit and instrument cluster remain similar to other variants. We do not know which engine option is lurking under the bonnet but the biggest addition would be the introduction of six-speed manual gearbox as opposed to the five-speed unit offered across the range. With sunroof and six-speed MT, the Ford EcoSport Titanium S variant could go as far as challenging Hyundai’s top-selling Creta.
The EcoSport facelift launched late last year introduced us to the new 1.5-litre three-cylinder Dragon petrol engine while Ford opted to stay put with the economical and powerful 1.5-litre diesel unit. Its price could go as far Rs. 12 lakh (ex-showroom).