According to the latest reports, 2018 Ford Escape will come refreshed. This excellent crossover is praised for its excellent quality. That isn’t anything strange, since it is designed and developed in Germany. As you probably know, current generation of Escape is a pretty much rebadged version of European model called Kuga. It is present since 2012, and it marks good sales result. After some time of production, company wants to improve it. We will see a so-called mid-cycle refresh next year. It is still unknown which exact changes will this refresh bring, but most of novelties are expected to come in visual aspect.
2018 Ford Escape changes
When it is about exterior design, we will see changes that are pretty much usual for mid-cycle refresh. Most of that changes will come at the front, but some tweaks at the rear end are expected too. The 2018 Ford Escape will be adapted to the company’s latest design language. Interior of the new model will also suffer a lot. For now, it is known that updated crossover will come with new steering wheel, which will be the same as for newest version of Focus. Also, we expect several tweaks around the cabin. Most of them we expect on the dashboard, where 2018 Escape should come with new configurations of buttons, new vents and similar things. Also, expect updates of infotainment system and other hi-tech features.
2018 Ford Escape under the hood
The 2018 Ford Escape will come with big changes when it is about engines. Company will introduce new 1.5 liter engine, which will replace current 1.6 liter unit. This engine is good for about 180 horsepower. Also, 2.0 liter engine will come with some revisions. We will see a 5-horsepower boost, which means that new model will come with around 245 horses. Both engines will be available with either manual or automatic transmission.
2018 Ford Escape release date and price
Exact date of launch is still unknown, but it is expected that 2018 Ford Escape will come somewhere in the second half of next year. Bigger corrections in price are not expected. So, base model should go around 23.000 dollars.