Launched in 2000, it is amazing how Ford Escape has continued to make headlines and for all the right reasons. Every time a new model hits the market it is refined and better than its predecessor. Now, in what seems like a new game changer, the company is bringing this model for 2016. The company is working round the clock piecing the new 2016 Ford Escape Hybrid. For now much of the details have been kept behind closed doors, the following is a glimpse of what we should expect from this car technology.
Although much the features that will make up the outside will be borrowed from the last model, we expect the company to up their game and make a few improvements. The car will be offered in 3 trim levels; that is the S mark, a mid class SE and one of the most luxurious, Titanium. When you look at the outside there are a few notable changes; unlike its predecessor, this car comes with a new and redesigned fascia coupled with new bumpers and grille. Moreover, the headlights are more refreshed and the fender layout has been slightly changed.
Just like the outside the inside will be refurbished accordingly. Not much will be changed from what we had in the last model, but we expect the designers to give the interior little bit of attention and fine tuning in order made to make this car stand out. The materials will remain the same; so all the models will be offered fully complete with cloth seat right at the base and leather options at the top. The futuristic dashboard that had many talking in the last model will remained untouched; however, new graphics coupled with colors options will be introduced.
2016 Ford Escape Hybrid Engine and Performance
Following the huge success the last model engine options had, there is no way the company was not going to continue the last model engine options. This 2016 Ford Escape Hybrid will actually be offered in 3 engine options. The standard engines will be a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine capable of generating up to 168 of HP and 170 pound feet of torque. Secondly is a 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine capable of delivering 178HP and 184 pound of torque. The third and the last engine that will complete this line-up is a 2 liter EcoBoost, and with this, you can net up to 240 of HP coupled with 270 pound feet of torque.
2016 Ford Escape Hybrid Price and release date
For now, we do not have any official information concerning the 2016 Ford Escape Hybrid price and release date; however, if you have been following the trends across the market, the price for base S model should be around $24,000 and the Escape Titanium, which is top of the class, will go at around $30,000. The car is expected to hit a number of showrooms and dealership towards the end of 2015.