This intriguing Midnight Sky example looks to be in mid-spec Trend trim judging by the plainer four-spoke 16-inch alloys and black fog light surrounds, rather than the six-spoke wheels and chrome fog light surrounds of the Titanium model. This indicates that there will be at least two trim levels that will be offered locally (we probably won’t get the base Ambiente variant).
Inside, it appears that the Trend model will feature a traditional manual key start and a manual air-conditioning system – niceties such as keyless entry and start as well as automatic climate control are expected to be reserved for the Titanium.
The EcoSport will be powered by the same 110 PS/142 Nm 1.5 litre Ti-VCT four-cylinder engine and six-speed PowerShift dual clutch transmission combo as on the Fiesta 1.5, with the 125 PS/170 Nm 1.0 litre EcoBoost turbocharged three-cylinder mill coming in later.
Local distributor Sime Darby AutoConnexion (SDAC) gave an estimated price range of between RM98k and RM108k when the EcoSport was previewed at KLIMS13 last year, but a recent oto.my listing showed a price tag of RM96,888. While we wait for the final prices, you can read our review of the 1.5 litre model from Thailand.
GALLERY: Ford EcoSport test driven in Thailand