Ford’s little EcoSport isn’t exactly the first vehicle that comes to mind when you think of the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA), but with the growing popularity of subcompact SUVs, it’s no surprise that this cute-ute has made an appearance at the aftermarket event.
This interesting example was created by Tucci Hot Rods. While the custom shop is known for its street custom builds, it apparently knows how to churn out mean-looking vehicles that are meant to venture away from paved roads. This build was based on the 4WD EcoSport SES (yes, such a variant exists), and the goal was to give the EcoSport a “go-anywhere, do-anything treatment.”
Up front, it has a modified fascia with an improved approach angle. Following the shape of the lower intake is a custom tubular front bumper with an integrated Warn Axon 35-S
This all-wheel-drive EcoSport comes with a 2.0-liter gasoline mill mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Powertrain upgrades include a K&N air filter and a Borla custom Ford Performance exhaust system. Chassis upgrades are limited to a set of ISC Suspension N1
SEMA is a venue for custom builders to let their imaginations run wild, and Tucci Hot Rods definitely delivered with its spectacular version of the humble EcoSport. What do you think of this build? Let us know in the comments.