Escape (Ford)

Apr 18, 2019

On April 17, Lincoln unveiled the all-new Corsair two-row SUV at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.
The Corsair will be built alongside the Ford Escape at Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, arriving in dealerships in fall 2019.
A 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque is standard, while a 2.3-liter turbocharged engine that produces 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque is optional, both mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission and available with Lincoln’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system is available with both engines.
The 2020 Corsair features technologies such as Phone-As-A-Key, Head-Up Display and standard Lincoln Co-Pilot360 driver-assist features that include pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind spot information system, a lane-keeping system, rear backup camera and auto high-beam lighting.
An available upgrade, Lincoln Co-Pilot360 Plus, adds adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, lane centering technology, speed sign recognition, evasive steer assist, reverse brake assist, and active park assist plus.

(Lincoln press releases on April 17, 2019)  1 / 2

Apr 12, 2019

On April 3, Ford released the Ford China 2.0 strategy, which focuses on accelerating product R&D and application, smart technology R&D, strengthening partnerships, pursuing  innovation, and the cultivation of local talent.
For production R&D and application, Ford will launch over 30 Ford and Lincoln models developed for Chinese customers for the next three years, among which more than ten will be NEVs. It will strengthen autonomous driving R&D as well. The all-new Ford Escape midsize SUV with a front face designed for Chinese customers will debut worldwide. Lincoln will focus on the Chinese market and start production of its new SUVs at the end of 2019.
For smart technologies, the automaker unveiled the new SYNC+ smart mobility infotainment system. It will start mass production of its first C-V2X-based vehicle in China in 2021 (C-V2X: cellar-vehicle-to-everything). It will also accelerate application of car connection technologies and the Co-Pilot360 systems on more models.
To strengthen partnerships, Ford will design and develop the next-generation Escort compact sedan. JMC and Ford are working on the EV version of the Territory midsize SUV, Ford’s first EV to be introduced to China and will be launched during 2019.
In addition, Ford will increase investment in its product center in China. It will also establish centers in the areas of innovation, design and NEV in China. It will give its Chinese engineering R&D center and joint ventures in China more responsibility in terms of local model development.
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Apr 03, 2019

On April 2, Ford introduced the next-generation 2020 Escape SUV, with gasoline, standard hybrid and PHEV choices.
Available in S, SE, SE Sport, SEL and Titanium trim levels, the new Escape is built at Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky and will reach dealer showrooms in the fall, with PHEV units coming in spring 2020.
The new Escape is lighter, longer, wider, and lower, though with more headroom than the current model, and introduces sliding second-row seats.
The new 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, available on Titanium, produces 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, while the all-new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine, standard on S, SE and SEL, debuts cylinder deactivation, and produces 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, both mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission.
SE Sport and Titanium models come standard with Ford’s fourth-generation hybrid propulsion system, featuring an all-new 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid engine and electronic continuously variable transmission that produces a combined system 198 hp.
The PHEV variant, available in every trim except S and SE Sport, offers a range of at 30 miles in electric-only mode.
Hybrid models offer four EV modes, including Auto EV mode to let the vehicle decide on gas or electric power, EV Now mode for all-electric driving, EV Later mode for gas-powered driving to conserve electric miles for later, and an all-new EV Charge mode that charges the battery while driving for electric-only driving later.
Ford Co-Pilot360 is standard, while Active Park Assist 2.0, Evasive Steering Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane-Centering are available features.

(Ford press release on April 2, 2019) (2020 Escape specifications)

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