The Escort is a well-known Ford’s sedan which is currently special model for Chinese market. Well, for now, the situation does not indicate that car is coming back to Europe. For the US market, it is even less likely. But, changes that 2019 Ford Escort brings could make bosses consider some kind of experiment with it. They could just give it a chance.
Well, the US and European markets have the successor. It is Focus sedan, and from what we see, this car will rule for a time to come. So, fans of the 2019 Ford Escort will have to find the way to order this vehicle from China. The car is Focus’ version for this part of the world. Update on the European vehicle meant the 2019 Escort suffered the redesign. So, the 2019 year model will not bring too much excitement.
2019 Ford Escort specs
The 2019 Ford Escort will use the same drivetrain range as its European sibling. A lot of similarities between these two will be notable in this review. A 1.5-liter diesel engine is just one of them. Automatic and manual gearboxes are being offered. Both are six-pace transmissions. From this engine we can get 120 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. There is also a detuned version with 100 hp.
The alternative is a 1.0-liter petrol unit with 125 horses and 120 lb-ft of torque. Turbo engine is using a five-speed manual gearbox as the optional features. Both of previously mentioned mills are still in the mix. Diesel is going to deliver better mileage.
2019 Ford Escort hybrid
The US Focus comes with even wider range of petrol engines. Nevertheless, none of them will be available for 2019 Ford Escort. Of course, the US market rarely support diesels. Even if it does, its requirements are too complicating to meet.
But, one drivetrain from the Focus could be used for 2019 Ford Escort. It is an EV drivetrain. Electric sedan and hatchback are being very popular in the US. The breakthrough to Chinese market through electric vehicles is the recipe not only Ford is using. The fastest-growing market in the world is in need of such cars, and the new 2019 Escort could be the first Ford EV there.
2019 Ford Escort changes
With a redesign from the last year, the 2019 Ford Escort has no need for big changes. Dashboard and control panel are still new. According to first impressions, commands are easy to use. Also, gauges are transparent. Infotainment system’s highlight is a big 8-inch touchscreen display. Chrome finishes and mixture of wooden and aluminum accents will make this sedan elegant and stylish.
Ford Focus has a five-star rating for overall safety. The car achieved this on the toughest testing in the EU. The 2019 Ford Escort is not going to disappoint. We can expect similar safety features. The Escort will carry over all air bags and curtains Focus has to offer. Also, lane departure warning, parking assist, and blind spot monitor are there in the Chinese version of the car.
2019 Ford Escort release in Europe
While the 2019 Ford Escort is a far-fetched story for United States, European buyers still could have a chance to see it. Focus is mainly hatchback in EU. Although buyers in this part of the world have other Ford’s sedans to purchase, the Escort could bring back memories to one of the most favorite cars from this carmaker ever.
In Chinese market, this is going to be one of the expensive vehicles. The 2019 Ford Escort will cost more than its competition. Chinese carmakers are building their cars and sell them very cheap. Ford has to compete with quality, which will raise the price. The good thing for Escort is that production is moved to China, and there is no need for import charges.