Some spy photos has surfaced, revealing the alleged Ford Escape 2020 (also called Kuga in Europe) with significant changes. In detail, the car seems to get a bump in its size toward the C-pillar, predicted to get a third seating row for kids or/and a larger trunk. Especially, there is a substantial gap between wheels at the rear, which is a clear sign of a bigger SUV’s arrival.
The alleged Ford Escape 2020 seems to get a bump in its size toward the C-pillar
The fuel cap is also changed its position, now placed on the rear-left fender as arranged in the all-new Ford Focus IV. But the fender on the other side is also potted with a round white tape, which we suspect as a trick of Ford to confuse the actual position of the fuel cap. Besides, the rear appears a bit abnormal as the bumper comes equipped with cutouts for the 2 exhaust pipes, but they are located at lower positions and directed towards the road. Meanwhile, the wiper and some pieces of trim at the rear window area seem to be revoked.
The wiper and some pieces of trim at the rear window area seem to be revoked
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Speaking of the front fascia, some steel strings are glued to the bottom of the hood and linked to the tow hook. This may signal a test of something related to the engine compartment.
Although the spy shots don’t reveal the Ford Escape 2020 interior, still, it is not difficult to notice a work-in-progress cabin and relocated central air vents which are now on top of the central panel.
Some steel strings are glued to the bottom of the hood and are linked to hook at the front fascia
All in all, with a bit rudimentary look of the new Ford Escape 2020, we can’t expect to see the new official model soon. And when it comes, it will bring a hybrid version to come back with the "Energi" suffix and plug-in capabilities.
Know more about Ford Escape 2021
One of America’s favorites, the Ford Escape is a compact crossover. It was developed and released with Mazda. Though it is a compact SUV, its features and capacity are comparable to a larger vehicle. Though big in size, the Ford Escape is easy to maneuver. It can seat 5 people with comfort. Its towing capacity is about 1,600 kg. It has a unibody platform with two trim levels; the XLS and XLT. It is available with 2 WD and AWD. It has a four-wheel-lock system and under the hood is a 3.0L V6 Duratec engine that produces 200 hp. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in just 10 seconds. It has a 4-speed automatic transmission with gears that can be shifted manually. You can choose a 2.0L Zetec engine that produces 10 hp and is more convenient because of lesser fuel consumption compared to its 3.0L counterpart. The Ford Escape is equipped with safety features that include seat belts and knee bolsters. All models get dual front airbags while the Limited trim level gets side airbags. The first XLS variants do not have an ABS. Currently, Ford Philippines offers the Territory crossover as a replacement to the Escape in its lineup.