Ford has great project with Mazda for a long time. It could be seen from the first and second generation of Escape. At this time, Ford is ready to build 2016 Ford Escape that is inspired by the new generation of Ford Kuga. It will be a new crossover SUV that will go with some upgrades to make it much better and more competitive once it is released on the market. It is expected that the changes will help the car to survive on the market. It is quite possible if 2016 Escape will be released at the end of 2018.
2016 Ford Escape Redesign
For the bodywork, the car will get some relevant improvements to keep its current design language. The car will go with the same concept as the previous model so that the slight improvement is added around the front end with the new grille and slimmer yet angular headlights with LED lighting to make it a bit fresher than before. The standard option is Xenon and inside, 2016 Ford Escape will not be too far from the previous model. The company only changes the materials to be higher to offer better quality with the leather wrapped dashboard or soft plastic. The seats are designed with standard heating system and the optional has ventilation system.
New Ford Escape 2016 Changes
2016 Ford Escape would be incomplete without great engine and it is mentioned that the company will keep the current engine. The base version has inline-four engine 2.5 liter for 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. Of course, the fuel consumption will be the same as the previous model. For the upper trim, the car has the same EcoBoost engine 1.6 liter but we glad to know about some improvements for its output and torque power that is about 184 horsepower and 201 lb-ft of torque. This second engine has 10 percent of less fuel due to improved injection system. About the top trim, it goes with the improved engine. The current is 2.0 liter Ecoboost and now it will be 2.3 liter to produce more power that is 270 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque for 2016 Ford Escape.
2016 Ford Escape Release Date and Price
With those improvements, the car will have more quality compared to the previous model. As a result, we think that it is impossible if the cost will be the same as the previous. But with no significant changes for the base trim, the cost of 2016 Ford Escape could be started from $24,000.