This vehicle was originally launched in 2000 and to date it has undergone three generational changes. The current generation was launched in 2012 and it looked totally different from the previous versions. Rather that the common simple boxy look, the current model came in a fresh and a stylish look. A number of years have passed now and Ford feels that it is time to redesign the existing model. The new model is expected to be offered as a 2016 year model. 2016 Ford Escape is anticipated to acquire new high-tech features in addition to a new front fascia, while its engine line-up is likely to be rolled over to the 2016 Ford Escape.
2016 Ford Escape: Exterior And Interior
2016 Ford Escape will undergo a thorough facelift. As a result, it will acquire a new front fascia which will include a bigger grille with low air intake. The new bumper will likely cause some minor changes in the front fender layout which could end up in having new headlights. On its rear, the familiar tail lights will be rolled over to the 2016 Ford Escape.
Its interior is not expected to suffer major changes but all the available features in the current model are likely to be rolled over. Although not much has been said about the changes inside this car, the manufacturer may add in some new tweaks since there is still more time until its release. Again, there are some optional interior features which might be offered in the standard version. The current upholstery is expected to remain the same. Therefore, leather seats will be available in higher and cloth seats in the lower trim levels. Te dashboard will be redesigned to include additional high-tech features and to create extra leg room. As for safety features, most of them are standard and they are likely to be rolled over to this new model. They include airbag system, stability controls, traction and antilock brakes system. Some more optional safety features will be added in the Titanium and they include rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitors and the cross traffic alerts.
2016 Ford Escape: Engine Options
This car is most likely to come with the similar engines to those in the current trims. One of these engines is the 2.5-liter four cylinder which delivers 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. The second engine is the 1.6-liter EcoBoost which creates 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine is believed to be the most cost effective in the current Ford Escape model. The other engine alternative under the hood of the 2016 Ford Escape is the 2.0-liter EcoBoost which generates 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The transmission mode is standard for all Ford Escape models and it is the six speed automatic mode. Another standard feature in all the trim levels is the front wheel and the all wheel drive.
2016 Ford Escape: Price and Release Date
It is rumored that this car’s price will remain just as it is for the 2015 model. If this is the case, the base model will cost about $ 23 000. As for its launch date, there has not been any official communications. Nevertheless, it is speculated to be launched in the beginning of 2015 as a 2016 year model.