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Ford News: 2020 Ford Escape Debut set for April 2nd


Drew Dowdell

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Ford is getting ready to introduce a new Escape for the 2020 model year on April 2nd.  The compact crossover is one of Ford's best sellers, moving as many as 308,296 units in 2017.  The growth trend has stalled though and sales dipped to around 272k units last year.  The current generation went on sale in 2013 and was facelifted for 2017, but since then, new editions of the Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Equiniox, updated Jeep Cherokee, and Toyota RAV-4 have hit the market.

Ford offered a teaser video via twitter today that gives some hints as to what to expect from the 2020 Escape. 

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The 2020 VIN decoder shows that the current 2.5 liter 4-cylinder will not be making a return, instead replaced with the 1.5T that will carry over.  The 2.0T also remains as an upgrade.  Hybrid fans can rejoice because after a 7 year absence a hybrid will be returning to the lineup and will also be joined by a Plug-In Hybrid option like the Lincoln Corsair.  No word yet on the range of the PHEV.

We'll hear the whole story about the Ford Escape on April 2nd. 

 

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The Hybrid will sell no better than it did back in the day, which is to say... dismally.  New Escape looks smaller than the current one in photos.  I think I will like it, but I would much rather have a Maverick or Courier.

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Escape / Mariner hybrid actually sold really well.

I think plug ins are a good transition however I think nowadays with EV only cars having such long range, it would be nice for the plug in to go like 100 miles or more, so you don't have to plug it in, every. freaking. night.

the spy images of the new Escape; not very promising.  We'll obviously see furreal on the second, but the new egg shape not appealing in the least, to me.  Very soft, femme.....

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7 hours ago, regfootball said:

the spy images of the new Escape; not very promising.  We'll obviously see furreal on the second, but the new egg shape not appealing in the least, to me.  Very soft, femme.....

Yeah I said this munts ago... they have to differentiate it from the Maverick/Baby Bronco to give each model room in the market.

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5 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

It does look small but it's actually 3.5 inches longer. 

I wonder if the longer length is all in the front overhang, or if the wheelbase has been increased.  The greenhouse looks smaller..

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3 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

I wonder if the longer length is all in the front overhang, or if the wheelbase has been increased.  The greenhouse looks smaller..

There's a possibility but I highly doubt that's where all the extra length went, especially with the claim of most rear seat legroom. 

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