The next-generation 2020 Ford Escape entered the late stage of development so it’s no wonder that we have seen the test model several times in last few months. There have been three generations of crossovers under this name so far. The current model is the first globally-oriented Escape, while the first two generations were designed especially for North America.The new generation will come with a bunch of improvements. Of course, we will see a new styling, but improved driving experience. Some of the notable novelties will be a new engine lineup, which will include several small but highly efficient engines.
2020 Ford Escape Gets a New Platform
The styling is always the first thing we notice on redesigned models, the new platform is actually far more important. The chassis is completely new and it is not only lighter, but also offers better torsion and rigidity. The new 2020 Ford Escape is expected to grow for a bit.
2020 Ford Escape Styling
We saw on the new Focus that the new front end comes with subtle changes. Headlights are completely new, with a new shape, which seems to be not so sharp, like it is the case with the previous generation. The new 2020 Ford Escape should feature similar layout, though we could see a little bit of a bumper reshape, to suit better to a crossover vehicle.Rest of the crossover should keep familiar proportions, though we already said that the new model will feature a longer wheelbase. On the rear end, we expect to see taillights similar to ones on new Focus, though the whole cargo is should be more massive, in order to provide more cargo volume.
2020 Ford Escape Interior
We can presume that the cabin look will be similar to one that can be found inside the new Focus, once again. The cabin of new Focus is full of subtle changes but remains quite close to the previous generation in overall. More room, the new generation will improve the materials quality.The new one will keep a similar proportion, though with a little bit tweaked lines. Of course, it will be highlighted with the new tablet-like touchscreen, but also with new air vents, more attractive cluster etc.
2020 Ford Escape Engines
The engine lineup of 2020 Ford Escape should be the same as for the new Focus. We doubt that this variant will be in the offer for the new crossover. More likely, we will see a version with 100 horsepower as the base engine.Of course, there is a bigger 1.5-liter EcoBoost unit in the offer. This engine also comes in two output variants, with either 150 or 180 horsepower. All versions will feature either 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.On some market, like Europe and Australia, the next-generation model will also come in diesel variants. There are two EcoBlue engines in the offer. The first one has a displacement of 1.5 liters and delivers around 120 horsepower.The second one is a 2.0-liter unit, which is good for about 150 horses.
2020 Ford Escape Could Get a Hybrid Powertrain
Since the company plans to introduce 24 hybrid and plug-in hybrid models over the next five years, we are pretty sure that this crossover will also get an electrified version. The first two generation was available in hybrid variants, but the new model should get a far more serious powertrain.
2020 Ford Escape Release Date and Price
The next-generation 2020 Ford Escape could have its premiere late in this year. We don’t expect bigger changes in price, so base models should go around 24.000 dollars.