The popular compact crossover is getting a complete overhaul. After seven years of production, the current generation will be replaced. Speaking of the current generation, it is pretty much a model that made a breakthrough. It is the third generation, but the first one that is designed by European department, closely related to Kuga crossover. It is strong in all fields and we have no doubt that the new generation will continue in the same way. The new 2020 Ford Escape is in a late stage of development and it is about to bring improvements in various aspects. It will get a new platform, new styling, better efficiency, new styling and much more.
Also, count on the more functional interior, new tech features, improved safety etc. All in all, we have no doubt that the new model will continue to compete very well on the market. It should arrive sometime in the second half of the year.
2020 Ford Escape Redesign
Despite the styling is probably the most interesting thing about this redesign, we will start this preview with a few technical details. As you may presume, the new model will get a new platform. Of course, it will once again come heavily based on the famous Focus hatchback, sharing most of mechanics, but also a lot of styling cues. Compared to the outgoing model, changes will be rather evolutionary. Therefore, the 2020 Ford Escape will come with similar dimensions and overall shape. It will be a typical crossover in all aspect. Still, the new platform will provide significant improvements in various aspects.
The outgoing model already features pretty good driving characteristics, but the 2020 Ford Escape will be even better. Also, count on significant weight reduction, so better overall efficiency will be another benefit you can count on.
2020 Ford Escape Styling
Although the new model is still under camouflage and that we are still waiting for 2020 Ford Escape rendering photos, we can pretty precisely predict the model’s final look. The testing model has been spotted several times. It is covered but clearly shows some of the most important styling cues. First of all, there is no doubt that the overall shape will remain quite similar to the outgoing model.
Same goes for the styling. As we can see on the new Focus, the new design language isn’t a great departure from the previous model. The 2020 Ford Escape will come in the same manner, with new, slightly rounded headlights, new grille shape, and several more styling details. Compared to the previous model, it will look a little bit less sharp, more upscale, some would say.
2020 Ford Escape Interior
Of course, the 2020 Ford Escape interior will also bring tons of novelties. Considering that the new model will keep a similar size as the outgoing model, we count on a similar overall cabin layout. This refers to overall space and functionality, though we expect a little bit of improvement in terms of leg and headroom, ergonomics, better driving position, and similar things. Also, the cargo area may become slightly bigger. The most notable change will definitely be a new dashboard layout.
Expect to see the same design as in the new Focus. In practice, this means a dashboard that nicely combines modern and conventional design solutions. Unlike some rivals, which are almost completely digitalized, the 2020 Ford Escape will keep a fine amount of analog controls. Still, that doesn’t mean it won’t come with the latest tech goodies and things like advanced safety systems etc.
2020 Ford Escape Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we expect a wide palette of engines in the offer. An older-generation 2.5-liter unit will be dropped. Base models will probably come with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost unit, which comes in two output variants, with either 150 or 180 horsepower. Of course, we also count on a 2.0-liter unit, with around 245 horsepower.
In Europe and few more markets, we count on a small 1.0-liter unit, in variants with 100 and 125 horsepower. Diesel engines should be in the offer as well. We count on a familiar 2.0-liter unit, which will come in different power outputs.
Another important novelty for this redesign will be 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid. The American carmaker started with the process of electrification, which should bring numerous new hybrid and electric models. This crossover will be one of them. However, we are still waiting for some more precise details.
2020 Ford Escape Release Date and Price
The new generation of this popular crossover is in the final stage of development. Therefore, the 2020 Ford Escape release date will be scheduled for the second half of the year. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect a more significant departure from the current model, which starts at around 24.000 dollars.