Announced yesterday, the 2020 Ford Escape took the web by storm. The 4th generation of the SUV will arrive in concessions this fall.
Ford’s new generation of the sport utility vehicle was launched yesterday. For the occasion, the American manufacturer had created a “city” named Escapeville. There, they showed a variety of choreographies describing the new Ford Escape in all its forms.
The 2020 Escape will be available in two hybrid versions in addition to the petrol ones. Four engines will therefore be available, a 1.5L EcoBoost, a 2.0L EcoBoost, a 2.5L for the hybrid variant and the same 2.5L for the plug-in hybrid. The latter has a range of about 50 km in pure EV mode.
The 1.5L EcoBoost engine, which is also new, will be Ford’s first engine offering a cylinder deactivation system to be available in North America. It will produce 180 hp and 177 pound-feet of torque. In addition, properly equipped, it will be able to tow 2,000 pounds.
Ford mentions that to create the sportier look of the new Escape, the designers were inspired by the Ford Mustang for the grille and the Ford GT for the lower part of the front bumper. Furthermore, the 2020 Ford Escape is lower, wider and longer than the previous generation.
Ford’s new SUV will feature a selectable drive mode system that will come standard. Five choices will be offered to the driver, Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery and Snow/Sand. The Ford Co-Pilot360 system is also standard.
For now, Ford has not yet mentioned the pricing of the 2020 Escape. They will be known later this year. The SUV is expected to arrive at dealers in Fall 2019.
We can see that since 2001, the Ford Escape has come a long way! Now, let’s take a closer look at the newest generation of the Escape and its launch in Escapeville.
2020 Ford Escape Picture Gallery