Ford Escape/Kuga Concept to Debut at Detroit Auto Show

Ford Escape/Kuga Concept to Debut at Detroit Auto Show

As reported many months ago, Ford will replace its Escape compact SUV with a new crossover model similar to the European Kuga. Based on the same architecture as the new global Focus, the new Escape/Kuga will be previewed in concept form at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January.

The same platform will be used for the upcoming Grand C-Max MPV as well as for a Lincoln compact crossover.

Powertrains will likely be shared with the Focus, meaning there will be a 2.0-liter direct-injected 4-cylinder, while an EcoBoost option is also certain to be included to give the new Kuga/Escape enough oomph to keep pace offerings like the Toyota RV4 V6.

[Source: Automotive News via TheCarConnection]

  • almprin06

    Excellent! We all look forward to seeing it at the show!

    The ancient Escape is LONG OVERDUE for replacement, and the Kuga will fit nicely into the very practical & economical C-SUV vehicle segment. The Kuga’s masculine, athletic stance is very desirable.