The upcoming 2020 Ford Escape will be totally redesigned, offering increased passenger space, standard safety technology, and a new plug-in hybrid model, the Escape Energi. In this preview, we show what you can expect and what all the latest news is about these innovative vehicles.
What Can We Expect from the 2020 Ford Escape?
The all-new generation of Ford's best-selling small crossover is widely expected to supply extra passenger space. With this extra leg- and elbowroom, travelers can stop fighting for space and start focusing on the trip ahead. The upcoming Escape is also likely to ditch the current platform. The Escape's new underpinnings will feature higher-strength steel for improved crash-test performance. This new platform will also accommodate hybrid and plug-in powertrain options, giving buyers new ways to save money on fuel.
What Will Be Under the Hood?
Although Ford has yet to announce details on the upcoming Escape, experts anticipate both of the crossover's turbocharged engine options to carry over to the new generation. These include the turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, which delivers 245 horsepower for a speedy ride around town. The new Escape will also feature an eight-speed transmission for optimal fuel economy at high speeds.
What New Features Will Be Available?
The upcoming Ford Escape is likely to feature the new Co-Pilot360 package. This bundle of driver-aids helps you do everything from switch lanes safely to come to a quick emergency stop. Ford's new adaptive cruise control system includes sign recognition and stop-and-go technology, so you can navigate both unfamiliar roads and rush-hour traffic in easy-breezy fashion.
What Is the 2020 Ford Escape Energi?
The new generation of Escapes is set to include a plug-in hybrid model, the Ford Escape Energi. Ford has yet to release the details on this upcoming model, but the Energi may feature a 48-volt secondary electrical system with a belt-driven alternator for optimal efficiency.
When Will the All-New Escape Be Available?
Ford hasn't released debut dates just yet, but you can expect the new Escape to make an appearance in early 2019, perhaps at the Detroit auto show. The Escape and Escape Energi should appear in showrooms shortly afterward.