Ford updates its Escape with a new fascia and more connectivity

The SUV is also available in petrol and hybrid versions. Its price starts at $33,490,000.

The end of the year promises to be full of new things. The proof is the arrival of the new Ford Escape, which presents itself with a completely renewed image, two versions of equipment, more technological and with gasoline and hybrid engines. It’s not next-gen, but it’s a very powerful update.

Starting with its looks, the new Escape features a more robust and aggressive front end, which brings it closer to the brand’s other models, such as the Edge. Its new grille is positioned higher and has an oval shape. Depending on the version, it includes an LED strip that connects to the new headlights (also LED), which themselves have a more elongated style.

The bumper has also been redesigned and now incorporates a plastic application that resembles a lower component protector, which clearly seeks to generate a more off-road appearance.

There is also a larger spoiler and the wheels are a new design, with sizes of 18 and 19 inches (depending on the variant).

The new ST-Line version, for its part, gives it a sportier look with 19″ rims, moldings and some other decorations in black, as well as a specific pattern for the grille.

Connectivity and ADAS

Inside, the big news is the incorporation of a new 13.2″ central touch screen now equipped with the SYNC4 system connected to the cloud. There’s also wireless compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

In the central console, and depending on the version, passengers will also be able to wirelessly charge their electronic devices such as mobile phones or headphones, using a panel dedicated for this purpose.

On the other hand, the seats are covered in anthracite-colored fabric or leather, adding red stitching for a sportier look in the ST-Line version. These stitchings are also found on the central armrest, the carpets and the steering wheel.

This renewed line incorporates front seat heating and the possibility of sliding the rear seats up to 15 cm to obtain either more legroom for second row passengers or to maximize cargo space.

For better interior lighting and a feeling of freedom, all three versions are equipped with an electrically operated double-glazed panoramic roof.

In terms of safety, in addition to the seven standard airbags, the CoPilot 360 driving assistance package stands out, which now has an intersection assistant, which helps avoid impacts with pedestrians and other vehicles when leaving a street entrance.

Finally, it also has a blind spot assistant which, in addition to turning on the light in the rearview mirror and issuing an acoustic alert, is now able to correct the direction in order to avoid an impact in case the driver would not have noticed it. of notice.

Engines

Mechanically, the Escape is offered in the country with two types of engines. The Titanium AWD version has a 2.0-liter EcoBoost Turbo engine, producing 250 hp and 380 Nm of torque, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

This version has intelligent all-wheel drive, which allows greater efficiency thanks to the fact that the system is able to disconnect all-wheel drive when the terrain does not justify its use, thus reducing resistance and favoring energy savings .

To this version are added two others with a hybrid propulsion system, equipped with a 2.5 liter block and 192 hp, which gives an output of 24.4 km/l in the city. This engine can be combined with all-wheel drive or 4×2, in order to satisfy the demands of each customer. Thanks to this hybrid unit, the renewed SUV is capable of reaching up to 800 km of autonomy with a single tank.

Prices?

  • Ford Escape MCA Platinum 2.0L $33,490,000.
  • Ford Escape ST Line 2.5L FHEV $33,190,000
  • Ford Escape Platinum 2.5L FHEV AWD $39,990,000

Source: Latercera

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