2020 Ford Escape Release Date, Hybrid, Titanium, Spy Photos, Interior. The new car has more aerodynamic lines and a brand new unibody architecture that complements its front-wheel drive power distribution setup. The new car has been observed to share some characteristics with one of the most famous models from the Ford marque, the Focus.
The Ford Escape is expected to be completely overhauled (redesigned and re-engineered) for the 2020 model year, representing the fourth generation of the Escape nameplate.
2020 Ford Escape Engine, Specs
The base trim of this car will be powered by a 1.5 liter EcoBoost, 3 cylinder engine. This power-plant will be available with outputs of 148 and 180 hp.
The higher-end trim option of the 2020 Ford Escape will be available with a 2.0-liter engine producing 245 hp. This engine will propel the car from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. It provides the driver with a little more sporty performance.
A 9-speed automatic transmission will transfer engine power to the wheels. These engines deliver an average mileage of 25 mpg (miles per gallon).
Interestingly, the Ford technicians indicate that there will be hybrid and plug-in hybrid engine options available soon after launch.
The SUV is fitted with a collection of advanced safety systems. They include a rearview camera as well as automatic parking thanks to a set of sensors in the front and back. It also has some blind spot monitoring technology as well as lane keeping assist.
The vehicle provides you with adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams. It provides the driver with assisted pre-collision braking capability.
2020 Ford Escape Body Styles
It’s expected that the 2020 Ford Escape will be offered in two body styles for the fourth generation:
The first will be slightly larger than the third-generation model with a third-row seat option; this model will retain the Escape name.
The second will be slightly smaller and sportier than the third-generation model with two rows of seating; this model will potentially be designed as “Escape Sport” or “Escape Mini”
2020 Ford Escape Production
The 2020 Ford Escape will be assembled at global Ford Motor Company plants, including in North America, Europe (as the Kuga) and China. Production in Russia and South America is also possible.
2020 Ford Escape Interior
The 2020 Ford Escape has an updated, brand new interior. It features attractive elements such as a prominent center console.
Customers can choose between fabric and leather options for the interior upholstery. The leather is available in brown, beige and black colors with contrast stitching as an additional option.
Similar to the Ford Focus, this new model has some controls located on the steering wheel. They allow the driver to manipulate the infotainment system safely and comfortably.
The seats in this new car are wide and deliver substantial lumbar support for the purpose of maintaining comfort on long drives. In the rear, passengers have access to ample head and leg room. With the rear seats positioned upright, the 2020 Ford Escape has 34 cubic feet of cargo space.
This is enough for your luggage during beach travel or camping. Once you fold these seats down, there is up to 70 cubic feet of cargo space. This provides you with enough room to carry furniture or other large items.
2020 Ford Escape Release Date and Price
We expect the 2020 Ford Escape to launch in the second or third quarter of the 2019 calendar year. Interestingly, a potential name for it will be the Ford Escape Sport. The 2020 Ford Escape is expected to be launched in 2019.