A modified Ford EcoSport, which has been customised by New York-based Tucci Hot Rods, has been showcased at SEMA 2018. The custom vehicle is based on the 4WD-equipped SES variant of the sub-compact SUV. As per the customiser, the SUV has been given a “go-anywhere, do-anything treatment.”
At its front, the modified Ford EcoSport sports an updated fascia with an improved approach angle. The customised vehicle features an updated bumper, which carries a Warn Axon 35-S Powersport winch near its lower air-intake. On the sides, it features Dom Tucci Design 3D-printed fender flares that seem to be inspired by the ones usually seen on D1 drift cars. Another highlight here is the set of fifteen52 Turbomac HD 16-inch alloy wheels shod with meaty 255/65-spec Maxxis Bravo Series AT tyres. These are the same wheels that can be found on Ken Block's Hoonitruck.
At the rear, the modified Ford EcoSport carries an updated bumper with a tubular frame near the license plate indentation. Other highlights include Rigid Industries Lighting-sourced amber fog lights, rock lights, high-mounted Radiance D-XL lights, and a Chase brake light. Tucci Hot Rods has installed a set of Yakima HighRoad upright bike mounts as well. The interior remains mostly untouched, with the only additions coming in the form of all-weather floor mats and cargo liner.
The US-spec Ford EcoSport SES 4WD variant is powered by a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Performance modifications for this modified Ford EcoSport include a performance air filter from K&N and a Borla custom Ford Performance exhaust system. Moreover, the show car boasts ISC Suspension N1 coilovers.
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