It’s been a while since Ford Philippines has made some changes to the EcoSport range. The latest one came in the form of the new Titanium variant that was launched back in January 2019. After that, it’s been a bit of a dry spell for the crossover in terms of updates and whatnot.
But if we were to pick what changes we’d like to see the EcoSport get next, we’d simply ask for a new variant. This new Active trim that was just introduced for the European market looks promising, actually.
It’s similar to the Fiesta and Focus Active variants—both of which are also unavailable in our market, unfortunately—with its sportier and more rugged look. As you can see in the photos, this EcoSport has been fitted with black claddings all around that give it a bulkier and more macho stance.
The roof has also been painted black, giving the exterior a nice two-tone finish. The new 17-inch light alloy wheels with the Y-glossy black finish add more style to the crossover as well. Inside, the vehicle gets leather seats with decorative stitching and ‘Active’ badging along with matching carpet floor mats underneath.
That’s about all for the changes to the EcoSport Active, as it retains its 1.0-liter gasoline and 1.5-liter diesel engines in the markets where it’s available. It still also boasts a host of added niceties, plus some safety and driver-assist features to boot.
Even if we won’t be getting any new powertrains, we still wouldn’t mind seeing something like this land on our shores. We reckon it’ll be a bit refreshing to see this added to Ford Philippines’ stable.