Ford teased the new Escape ahead of its April 2 reveal.
It’s been a good long while since the Ford Escape has seen a major redesign. As the rest of its segment has evolved and adapted around it, the Escape has been facelifted just once since the current generation started production in 2012. Now, it’s time for a change, and Ford’s ready to reveal the 2020 Escape on Tuesday, April 2.
What do we know so far? Well, precious little, actually. We know the 2020 Ford Escape will once again get a hybrid variant. The Escape Hybrid will reportedly use a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter engine to assist its electric drivetrain. On top of that, the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that’s in the current Escape will likely carry over with some models. Although, it’s not immediately clear what substantial updates it will see. Currently, that powertrain produces 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.
Two things are immediately clear from Ford’s teaser. There’s a whole new front end, and the design around the back mirrors the company’s latest global design. Specifically, this car bears some striking resemblance to the new Ford Focus. Even though we’re not getting that car in the U.S. anymore, Ford seems intent on translating its design over to its crossovers.
Instead of revealing the new Escape on April 1, it seems like a good choice on Ford’s part to reveal it on the 2nd. We’ll have more information for you then, so check back to TFLcar.com for more updates!