All-New 2020 Ford Kuga / Escape Prototype Spied Inside And Out

These are the very first images of Ford’s all-new Kuga/Escape crossover, wearing a production body as well as heavy camouflage, both on the outside as well as inside the cabin.

Still, it’s a definite step up from our previous run-in with the car, which involved a chassis mule, one that obviously looked nothing like the final product. Now, despite the camouflage, certain design lines can still be made out.

For example, we can’t help but notice the upwards sweeping design of the shoulder line, which reminds us of the all-new Ford Focus. There’s also a height difference between the front fender and the side of the bonnet, which is also seen on the Focus. Thus, we expect the front fascia design to make the new Kuga/Escape instantly recognizable as a modern-day Ford.

As for the rear, not much can be seen, apart from the bulky taillights that protrude towards the fender panels. Their shape however, remains unknown.

We spy a top-mounted infotainment screen

While the infotainment display is mounted at the top of the center stack, it’s not quite the same design as you get in the Focus. Underneath it, you find various radio and infotainment controls, so we can only assume that the climate controls are positioned somewhere between the console and the radio.

Altogether, the next-generation Kuga/Escape should feature more interior room, higher quality materials, as well as modern active safety and convenience features such as Wi-Fi hotspot, FordPass Connect, Pre-Collision Assist, Active Park Assist 2, Blind Spot Information, Evasive Steering Assist and more.

Electrification is coming

The new crossover is expected to be available with various forms of electrification, where a plug-in hybrid variant seems quite likely if the automaker is to meet its target of launching 24 PHEVs by the year 2022. Other engine options should include EcoBoost petrol and in certain markets, EcoBlue diesels as well.

The all-new Ford Kuga/Escape is said to arrive sometime in 2020.

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Photo Credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for CarScoops

  • pjl35

    It looks TINY! Both size-wize and height-wize compared to the Expedition in front of it. Almost more like an EcoSport replacement than an Escape-sized vehicle?

    • KareKakk

      Be aware of optical illusions… with those drawn monster headligts, it looks like Suzuki Swift, but its not.

      • pjl35

        Good point. I looked at some other spyshots of it in a higher trim level and it definitely looks bigger/appropriately sized there.

    • MarketAndChurch

      I agree, I think this is probably one of Ford’s other small SUV’s that’s coming out soon, like the ecosport or the baby bronco. This looks much smaller than the CR-V and Rogue.

  • Leconte Dave

    We don’t want it

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    They needed a FMC for this model year.

    What’s with FCA, GM, and Ford taking FOREVER for FMCs?

  • DJ

    Defiantly seems smaller overall than the current model. Would rather have a regular Focus.

  • no25

    I miss when the Escape was a “boxy crossover.” Enough of these curvy/bulgy ones. Also, it looks very small.

  • KareKakk

    Oh Lord… keep those rendered sizes of head- and taillights, please… has been years since I last could spot the make&model of factory fresh cars more than 100 yards/meters away. Hello Audi…

  • What’s going on with the early 90’s, tiny interior screen? I assume this is just a dummy for testing purposes and there’s a modern screen hiding somewhere.

    • Miknik

      That is Ford’s base Audio system, if you cheap out and buy the fleet special without opting for SYNC 3.

  • MuhammadSameh

    Looks like a New Sub Escape/Kuga Model Definitly

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    Then
    NG Rav-4 will sell like hot cake

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