This week, Ford is inviting us to Escapeville, in Greefield Village, Michigan, for “an immersive and memorable experience” surrounding the launch of a new SUV.
We’re scratching our heads here as to exactly what vehicle will be unveiled. But we love surprises!
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Seriously, although the automaker has been teasing us for a couple of years now with the return of the Ford Bronco, even if it told us that a Ford mini-Bronco and a fully electric performance SUV bearing the Mach 1 nameplate would soon be revealed, and even after presenting the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer, the bread-and-butter SUV in Canada remains the Escape.
The current-generation model was introduced here in 2012 as a 2013 model. In a segment where new vehicles arrive at a steady pace, seven years with major changes is a long time. On the other hand, the Escape was the best-selling VUS in the country for many years, so why change a winning formula?
We’re anxious to see what the brand has in store for the 2020 Ford Escape, especially regarding powertrains and technologies. We’re expecting a plug-in hybrid variant that would replace the Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-MAX Energi in the lineup. Or even a fully electric version, perhaps?
Let’s not speculate any further, since the information unveiled in Escapeville will be under embargo until April 2. More on the new Escape next week!