2020 Ford Escape Comes in Hybrid, PHEV
Ford is back in the hybrid business. Ford (US) announced the 2020 Ford Escape on April 2. It joins the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid as part of the company’s push into the EV market. The newly-designed small SUV comes with a choice of 4 different propulsion systems including a hybrid version and a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The different models will be assembled at Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky plant.
The hybrid and plug-in hybrid both come equipped with a 2.5-liter inline-4 with Ford’s torque-split hybrid system, employing two motors. The hybrid has and estimated 198 horsepower, and the plug-in hybrid 209 hp. The plug-in hybrid has a substantial 14.4-kilowatt-hour battery capacity and range of approx. 50 km, according to the company.
“This all-new Escape brings a sleeker, sportier design with the capability to take you on just about any of your life’s adventures,” said Kumar Galhotra, Ford’s president, North America. “With our class-leading hybrid powertrains, customers will spend less time at the gas station and more time on the road.”