Upcoming Ford Escape to get EcoBoost engines

Upcoming Ford Escape to get EcoBoost engines image

Text: / Photos: | posted October 05, 2011 13:29

Getting set for the challenge

Ford has just released details on their next all new car, the Escape; a crossover due to make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month, following in the treads of the Vertrek concept (shown above) at Detroit earlier this year.


The all new Escape is an entirely new generation for the model, and will be headlining with a new range of EcoBoost engines; available either as a 2.0 or 1.6 liter with turbocharged gasoline direct injection. The 1.6 liter engine is expected to return even better fuel mileage than the current U.S.-market Ford Escpe Hybrid, the latter being rated by the EPA at 13.2 kilometers per liter (31 mpg) .

Ford also announced that the upcoming Escape will be also be available with a 2.5 liter Ti-VCT engine.

Locally, the Ford Escape is technically a 10 year old model, having undergone various aesthetic changes (both inside and out) to keep it up with the competition. The upcoming Escape with EcoBoost engines will be the first major model change in the nameplate.