Last spring, the Ford Ranger Storm debuted in South America following strong public reception when Ford revealed a concept of the production pickup way back in 2018. The Ranger Storm is geared toward the extreme sports and adventure segment, enticing buyers with a host of both styling and functional upgrades. Now, the 2021 Ford EcoSport Storm has been revealed in Mexico with many of those same features.
The new Ford EcoSport Storm is by all accounts quite similar to the Ranger Storm, as it too wears exclusive graphics and a series of aesthetic upgrades that aim to give it a sportier appearance along with enhanced functionality. They include roof-mounted crossbars, which can be used to carry everything from a bike rack to cargo boxes. On the inside, the EcoSport Storm also sports a cargo net in the trunk to hold precious gear in place there as well.
In addition to the exclusive Storm graphics, the special edition Ford EcoSport also wears 17-inch aluminum wheels, a black grille, and various other black trim pieces to set it apart from the rest of the lineup.
As for the powertrain, the Ford EcoSport Storm offers buyers two choices. First up is Ford’s 1.5L three-cylinder engine that produces 121 horsepower and 111 pound-feet of torque, which is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Those that want more power can opt for FoMoCo’s 2.0L four-cylinder, which offers 164 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque backed up by a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Ford EcoSport Storm also comes equipped with an integrated FordPass Connect modem with Wi-Fi Hotspot, which allows owners to connect up to 10 mobile devices, as well as SYNC 3 with an 8-inch screen. Safety-wise, the EcoSport Storm comes standard with features including Emergency Braking Assist, Automatic Emergency Lighting System Anti-Lock (ABS), and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD).
The Ford EcoSport Storm is on sale in Mexico now, with a starting MSRP of $381,200 ($19,192 USD).