A compact crossover Ford Escape is in its third generation. Now it is time for a facelift. The 2020 Ford Escape will also appear in Europe as Ford Kuga. Slightly different versions are there to meet requirements from different markets. Enough for the US carmaker to launch two different versions.
The 2020 Ford Escape is already spied on the road. However, these images are not showing too much. Furthermore, the company should develop a new hybrid drivetrain to maximize the fuel economy. A facelift will include work on front and rear fascia. Interior is coming with more features than before. All in all, the changes on the 2020 Escape will make it worth of waiting.
2020 Ford Escape Facelift
The new front fascia of the compact crossover will make it more aggressive. But, the new styling makes its lines more aesthetic. Air vents, bumper, hood, will get new lines which are there to improve both visual appearance and performance. The new grille and headlights are changing the overall look. Side panels are pretty much the same, as well as dimensions, according to spy photos. The rear end is higher. Details are still unavailable. There is still enough time for development and the company hid any future feature if it is on the test mule.
The new layout inside the 2020 Ford Escape will provide more room in the cabin. Although compact crossover, this vehicle is pretty spacious. However, passengers in the back row will get slightly more room for legs. The infotainment system is getting updates. Ford will probably bring both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay services for 2020 Escape. Furthermore, higher-end trim levels are closer to the premium Lincoln division. The Platinum model sits at the top of the offer once again.
2020 Ford Escape Specs
Three engines are at buyers’ choice after they pick 2020 Ford Escape. The base model comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit and a six-speed automatic transmission. Ford could install the new 10-pace gearbox, but this is still a rumor.
The other options include turbocharged petrol units. A smaller one is a 1.5-liter mill with 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. the most powerful version of the 2020 Ford Escape is using a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine for 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, this is the least efficient choice.
Ford Escape Hybrid will probably come back for 2020 season. The company plans to invest over $5 billion into the electrification of its entire crossover lineup. That means we must see the compact vehicle as one of the first hybrids in the market. Nevertheless, the US manufacturer plans to deliver trucks, legendary Mustang, and even full-size luxury SUV Lincoln Navigator with electrically aided petrol drivetrains. Whatsoever, there is no clear info about the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid, so the overall plan is all we know so far.
2020 Ford Kuga
Ford Kuga is a rebadged version of the Escape crossover. However, the model is available with both petrol and diesel engines and manual/automatic transmission. Of course, requirements are not so strict outside the US, so Kuga can meet efficiency demands in the UK and the rest of Europe.
Also, the model is available in different trim levels, with various equipment. So, besides the very similar shell, we won’t find too many similarities between these two crossovers. For example, to of the range, the trim level is ST Line (equivalent to 2020 Ford Escape Platinum).
2020 Ford Escape Price
The 2020 Ford Escape facelift will increase the starting price of this compact vehicle. The last model still sits under $25,000 and the next one for 2020 will add at least $1,000. Higher trims will get more options, so expect huger gap for additional packages. The release date of the 2020 Escape is expected during the last quarter of 2019.