The next-generation of the popular small crossover is about to come pretty soon, maybe already as 2019 Ford Escape. If you’re familiar with this model, you probably know its story. While first generations were designed for the U.S. market especially, the current-generation model borrows design from the European Kuga. So, we could say that the current Escape is practically designed in Germany. The new model will continue in the same. It will get the company’s new modular platform, which has been presented recently in the new Focus. Moreover, these two models will have a lot in common. Of course, expect to see a new styling, as well as a new powertrain, including hybrid versions. The new 2019 Escape will probably come in the next year, though some reports suggest even earlier arrival.
2019 Ford Escape Redesign
The 2019 Ford Escape redesign will bring a lot of novelties. Of course, a new platform is the most important one. It is the same architecture that the company uses for the new Focus, which came recently. Compared to the famous hatchback, this crossover will probably come with a little bit longer wheelbase and reinforced chassis for better torsion and rigidity. Compared to the previous generation, expect to see a lot of weight savings, which will affect fuel economy and overall performances.
In terms of styling, expect to see an application of the company’s newest design language. The new model will look more mature. Compared to the outgoing model, we won’t be seeing so sharp lines, at least at the front end. The 2019 Ford Escape will get a new grille design, narrower headlight and completely new bumper with new fog lights design and bigger air intakes. Expect a bunch of subtle changes at the rear end as well. Still, the base contour should remain pretty familiar.
The 2019 Ford Escape interior will also come with plenty of novelties. Basically, we will see a completely new cabin layout. Once again, expect a lot of inspiration from Focus. We should see the same dashboard design. Many drivers will appreciate the fact that the new model won’t insist on a complete digitalization. Besides a large touchscreen at the center and a new infotainment system, a good number of controls will remain analog. A new tablet touchscreen seems like a highlight when it comes to interior styling. There are also new air vents, instrument cluster and much more. Thanks to the new platform, expect to see a little bit more legroom as well.
2019 Ford Escape Engines
This company takes downsizing trend very seriously, so it’s no wonder that the base 2019 Ford Escape will come with a small 1.0-liter unit, which will be available in two variants, with either 100 or 125 horsepower. However, a 1.5-liter engine seems like a much better choice. This one also comes in two output variants, with either 150 or 180 horsepower. Both units come with either 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic. Latest reports also suggest 2019 Ford Escape Sport, which will be a hi-performance version of this compact crossover.
Is there a chance to see a diesel powertrain in the 2019 Ford Escape?
Considering the fact that more and more carmakers offer a diesel engine for the U.S. market, so we can presume that Ford will go in the same way. This model already comes with two diesel units in the offer for the European market. Those are 1.5- and 2.0-liter engines, with a max power of 120 and 150 horsepower, respectively.
Will 2019 Ford Escape gets a hybrid powertrain?
This company plans to introduce 24 new hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, so we could easily see 2019 Ford Escape Hybrid pretty soon. Most likely, the new version will be a plug-in hybrid.
2019 Ford Escape Release Date and Price
The 2019 Ford Escape will come by the end of the year. Base models should go around 24.000 dollars.