2023 Ford Escape spy shots and video: Updated crossover drops camo

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The Ford Escape is about to come back in for a significant facelift, and the most recent prototype has shed the entire camouflage gear seen on earlier testers.

The present Escape, often known as a Kuga in some markets, was launched for the 2020 model yr with a slightly lukewarm design that was made much more forgettable with the launch of the associated Bronco Sport a yr later.

Ford has tried to deal with this shortcoming with a mid-cycle replace for the compact crossover. The rounded entrance finish of the present Escape has made approach for a harder, blockier look on the up to date model. The headlights are additionally new and the grille now sits larger and options the Ford emblem sitting heart. At the moment the emblem sits on the forefront of the hood.

The general result’s one thing that extra carefully resembles the design of the Mustang Mach-E.

2023 Ford Escape (Kuga) facelift spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2023 Ford Escape (Kuga) facelift spy photographs – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

The modifications to the rear styling are much less dramatic. There is a revised fascia and a brand new design for the exhaust suggestions.

A glance inside reveals a revised sprint with a bigger infotainment display screen. To make approach for the bigger display screen, bodily controls which at the moment sit above the air vents have been moved to the underside of the display screen’s bezel as capacitive contact controls.

2023 Ford Escape (Kuga) facelift spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2023 Ford Escape (Kuga) facelift spy photographs – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

It is not clear what Ford has deliberate for the powertrains. The present Escape has a comparatively numerous lineup beginning with a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-3 good for 181 hp. A turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 provides a meatier 250 hp, and for fuel-conscious patrons there is a 2.5-liter inline-4 supplied in hybrid and plug-in hybrid configurations. They provide up 200 and 221 hp, respectively.

Search for the up to date Escape to be revealed shortly as a 2023 model.

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