Ford has finally unveiled the much awaited 2018 EcoSport Storm for the South American market. The EcoSport Storm gets fresh cosmetic enhancements and a four-wheel drive system to distinguish it from a regular version.
Mechanically, the 2018 Ford EcoSport Storm is powered by a 2.0-litre Direct Flex engine that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which powers all-four wheels. The petrol version generates about 168bhp of power and 202Nm of torque, while the diesel version generates 174bhp of power and 221Nm of torque respectively. The Strom variant of the EcoSport is believed to be heavier by 110kgs at 1469kgs than the regular model due to the addition of a four-wheel drive system. Moreover, the company claims that the suspension system has been revised to offer 15 per cent improvement in shock absorption and considerable reduction in steering wheel vibration.
The EcoSport Storm gets the 'Storm' badging in the centre along with matte black finish all around the vehicle. The SUV sits on 17-inch alloy wheels and features black body decals all around the vehicle. As for the interior, the SUV gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with a dual-tone orange and grey finish on the centre console which houses the AC controls.
As for the Indian market, Ford does not have any plans to launch the EcoSport Storm anytime soon in the country.