Ford Australia has announced the arrival of the first of its Special Vehicle Pack (SVP) cars with the EcoSport Shadow going on sale this week.
Limited to just 100 units the Shadow costs $28,090 – just $300 more than the top of the range EcoSport Titanium on which it’s based and comes decked out with black-coloured features. There’s black alloy wheels, a black grille and fog light surrounds, while the mirror covers, roof rails, roof cross bar and even the headlight covers get the black treatment.
Two body colours are available – Diamond White which is free and Panther Black which costs $450.
The Shadow gains all of the Titanium’s standard features such as a 3.5-inch display with Ford’s Sync media system with emergency assistance, rear parking sensors and auto wipers.
The special edition also shares the same 82kW/140Nm 1.5-litre four cylinder petrol engine as the Titanium spec along with the six speed automatic transmission.
Speaking at a media event in Melbourne this week Ford Australia boss Graeme Whickman said the Shadow was the first of more SVPs to arrive in the country.
“I can confirm that we will be bringing in some SVPs. We expect the addition of the EcoSport Shadow SVP will attract new customers by giving it a visual edge over its competitors,” added Whickman.
As SVP version of a Ranger ute could next in line to arrive taking on special editions of Toyota’s HiLux SR5 and Holden’s Colorado.
The media event also saw the Ford boss announce several other new additions to the Blue Oval’s line-up, the biggest news being the arrival of an SUV based on the Edge to partially fill the gap left by the Australian-built Territory. Also announced was the arrival of a five-seater two-wheel drive Everest large SUV in 2017 along with an updated Kuga mid-size SUV.
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