The pictures of the new 2017 Ford Escape Hybrid are out and everything indicates the company’s attempt to introduce an updated and conservative SUV model. With its updated features and technologies, this new car is definitely going to be one of the favorites in the segment. Although the company has not made anything public, we have managed to get hold of a number of spy photos; here is what we are likely to see once the upcoming 2017 Ford Escape Hybrid is released.
2017 Ford Escape Hybrid – Exterior and Interior Changes
From a distance, this car could easily be mistaken for the previous model, but wait until you get closer and you realize plenty of fresh sheet metal has been applied to the familiar shape we are all used to. The lights take sharp and exact shape, further enhancing the exterior look. Another notable feature that we could see on our spy photos is the front parking sensors and low-mounted air deflectors for the front wheels. When it comes to color choices, buyers are going to be able to choose from Oxford White, Ingot Silver Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Shadow Black, Sunset Metallic and Deep Impact Blue Metallic.
When it comes to the inside; this car sits on a moderate stage with two lines and seating for five people. The current adjustable of the SYNC infotainment system will be updated, close to the material over the dash. Additionally, in an effort by the automaker to quiet the interior, they are going to beef up the acoustic insulation in the A-pillars, fenders liners, and front doors.
For more room and create additional storage in the console area, they are going to ditch the manual parking brake lever and go for electronically parking button. The shifter will also be moved to the spot where the brake lever was for easier access to the climate controls.
2017 Ford Escape Hybrid – Powertrain
Under the hood is believed to be a turbocharged engine ought to convey 180 hp and 185 lb of torque, which is way better than the present 1.6 L EcoBoost. Plus, the company is at risk to stay with its six-speed transmission. With this unit, this car will be able to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 9.5 seconds with the top speed expected to hit around 125 mph.
2017 Ford Escape Hybrid – Release Date and Price
Its magical appearance will be late 2017 and probably in LA car showroom. As for the price, the current model trades at $30,000, and there are rumors that this price could up depending on a number of factors.