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New Ford EcoSport Storm unveiled. The new EcoSport Storm edition is a rugged version of the compact SUV. The new EcoSport Storm is currently available for the Brazilain market and costs nearly 99,990 Brazilian Real (approximately Rs 20 lakh). The Storm edition of the EcoSport is available in four colour schemes: Brown, White, Grey and Black.
Regarding the design, the Ford EcoSport Storm comes with a revised front grille with a 'STORM' badging, giving the SUV an aggressive stance. Xenon headlights along with the LED daytime running lights further compliment the rugged SUV. It also features black fog lamp housing, sporty black stripes running across the bonnet and sides, and tweaked front bumper.
The badging is seen on the sides too with the 'STORM' decals on the doors. The outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs) are painted in dark London Grey combination adding to the sporty nature of the EcoSport Storm. The 17-inch alloy wheels are new and are shod with standard Michelin tyres.
As for the EcoSport Storm interiors, the compact SUV's cabin has been updated with dual-tone orange, and grey colour theme and the upholstery are in leather with 'STORM' badging. The Storm edition of the EcoSport also comes with 8.0-inch Sync3 touchscreen infotainment system which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and navigation.
The safety features of the EcoSport Storm include seven airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control, traction control, hill-assist, an anti-rollover system and parking assist with a reversing camera.
The Ford EcoSport Storm edition is available with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol unit is a 2.0-litre engine which produces 170bhp and 202Nm of torque, while the 2.0-litre diesel engine develops 176bhp and 221Nm of torque. Both the engines come mated to a 6-speed automatic torque converter gearbox which sends power to all four wheels.
Thoughts About The New Ford EcoSport Storm Edition
Ford launched the facelifted EcoSport in India in November 2017, with prices starting at Rs 7.31 lakh. Currently, Ford has not confirmed is the EcoSport Storm edition will be introduced in India. That said, recently the Ford EcoSport Signature edition was spotted testing in India, which could make it to the Indian market.
Even if Ford decides to bring the EcoSport Storm edition to India, the SUV will not feature the powerful 2.0-litre engine, but instead could be powered by the existing 1.5-litre engines which currently powers the new EcoSport facelift; however, the SUV will come with all the cosmetic changes as the Brazilian-spec model.