Ford's have come a long way from not being cars that handle well to now a CUV that someone could very well turn into a track car. Just like how Honda has a had a track focused HR-V build, the same can happen for this EcoSport.
https://www.goodwood.com/grrc/road/the-goodwood-test/2018/1/the-goodwood-test-ford-ecosport/Ford has traditionally built some of the finest handling cars in their respective classes. This revised EcoSport doesn’t have the ride and handling balance to do the same, but there is still enjoyment to be found in the steering, which is accurate and weights up nicely as you guide the car through a corner.
If it wasn't for the fact that Ford has been pushing its performance division as hard as they are now, that wouldn't be the case. Plus lets not forget the EcoSport is on a car based platform, and at the end of the day its just a taller riding hatch. And that's just considering what's going on at Ford, fast SUV's are all the rage if you have $20,000 more USD to spend.Would have never imaged that the Ecosport would be looked at for its performance offerings rather than its utility and efficiency. Seeing as how Ford has plans to bring an ST variant of both the Edge and Explorer, I guess there is no knowing what other vehicles in their line up might get this trim.