Ford is gearing up to launch the thoroughly updated facelift of its bread and butter model, the EcoSport, in the coming months. The American automaker has recently introduced the new 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine that will power the updated sub-4m SUV. Now, an ‘S’ variant of the EcoSport facelift (based on the range-topping Titanium trim level) has been spied in the country, which might become the top-spec model in its lineup replacing the current Platinum Edition (priced in the range of Rs 10.59 – 10.92 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Much like the ‘S’ model of the Figo and the Aspire, the EcoSport S (if launched) is expected to get dark aesthetic treatment inside out and exclusive alloy wheels. In the spy shots, the EcoSport is seen with smoked headlamps, sans chrome on the grille and features sporty looking alloy wheels. On the inside, it is expected to get a sportier looking upholstery. The EcoSport S is unlikely to get a stiffer suspension setup, whereas the Figo S and the Aspire S offer the same for a relatively sportier dynamics.
A sporty-looking trim will surely help the updated EcoSport to strengthen its case against the segment bestseller, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, and the chic looking Tata Nexon. However, it remains to be seen whether the spied version is for India or for export as Ford India has been exporting the EcoSport to several markets.