Ford EcoSport Thunder Edition will likely go on sale in the coming days with exterior and interior updates along with no mechanical changes
Ford India has the EcoSport as its top-selling model for several years now and it has been through a facelift and a number of special editions in the past. With competition in the sub-four-metre SUV space steadily increasing, Ford is certainly reacting as the EcoSport is all pumped to receive the Thunder edition and here are the five things you need to know about it:
1. Cosmetic Changes:
The American auto major has given several cosmetic updates to the soon-launching EcoSport Thunder edition to differentiate it from the standard variant. The changes are not dramatic though as it largely deals with new stickers carrying black theme all around – the inside and out.
2. Black Treated Exterior:
The Ford EcoSport Thunder edition gets black stickers on the side profile, rear end and the bonnet. It is supplemented by the black finished grille surrounds and mesh pattern along with the headlamps bringing a sporty character to the subcompact SUV. The roof, fog lamps, wing mirrors and B-pillar are done up in black colour as well.
3. Updated Interior:
Just as the exterior, stepping inside the cabin would enable notable updates as it features two-tone dashboard, door pads with faux wooden elements, new beige leather seat upholstery and other unique changes. The Ford EcoSport Thunder edition is expected to be priced around Rs. 15,000-20,000 cheaper than the multiple variants it is based on while sacrificing some of the equipment onboard.
4. 17-Inch Alloy Wheels:
The spotted vehicle at a dealer yard showed the Thunder edition in Titanium grade and it gains a likely set of 17-inch alloy wheels with low profile tyres in the top-end variants. The S model with Thunder badge will get gunmetal finished wheels while the low-level variants could get dual-tone dash and beige fabric seat upholstery.
5. No Mechanical Changes:
Expect the Ford EcoSport Thunder edition to derive power from a 1.5-litre TDCi four-cylinder inline DOHC diesel engine that develops 99 bhp of maximum power at 3,750 rpm and 205 Nm of peak torque delivered at 1,750 rpm. It is connected to a five-speed manual transmission with a claimed fuel economy of 23 kmpl. The upcoming model could be sold in other engine choices too.