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.