The modified EcoSport comes with a new body kit along with some mechanical changes to improve off-roading and performance
Tucci Hot Rods is a New York-based customisation shop as they showcased a modified Ford EcoSport at the SEMA 2018, which focuses more on off-road and it is based on SES variant. The custom shop hasn’t made drastic design changes as front get a new bumper and it is designed to improve the approach angle of EcoSport.
The modified EcoSport comes with Warn Axon 35-S Powersport placed near the front-air intake. The custom shop has also given amber fog lights sourced from Rigid Industries Lighting. One of the main highlights of this EcoSport is that it comes with Dom Tucci Design 3D-printed fenders, which gives a muscular look for the compact SUV.
The stock tyres have been replaced by 16-inch black finished alloy-wheels with wider 255/65-spec Maxxis Bravo Series AT tyres and these are the same tyres used by Ken Block on his Hoonitruck. The rear also gets a new bumper along with tubular frame near the number plate and the spare wheel is mounted at the rear like Indian models to increase SUV look.
The modified EcoSport comes with rock lights, high-mounted Radiance D-XL lights and a chase brake light. The roof gets a set of Yakima HighRoad upright bike mounts. The mechanical updates include an ISC suspension N1 coilovers and the custom shop has given K&N air-filter to improve the performance of EcoSport.
The stock exhaust has been replaced by a Borla custom Ford performance exhaust system. The changes for the interior are limited to all-weather floor mats and cargo liner. This particular EcoSport is powered by 2.0 L petrol engine producing 166 PS of power at 6,500 rpm and 202 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm.
The compact SUV is also available with a 1.0 L turbocharged Ecoboost engine with 123 PS of power and 169 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. These engines are mated to 6-speed manual gearbox, but the 2.0 L engine is the only model which comes with a four-wheel drive system. The US-spec EcoSport is manufactured in India.