Ford Escape is coming to India and not Kuga according to our sources and there will be a petrol engine on offer which is a 2.0 Ecoobost unit
Ford clearly admits that the SUV mantra is supposed to be followed in the country as the world demands the same. The sedan market is not exactly going ahead and everybody wants to stay ‘above’ the other. SUV in sub four meter category to all the way till 5 meter, all are available these days.
Even Ford has the same in the form of the Ecosport and Endeavour. The manufacturer wants to fill a large gap and get in the Escape for the Indian market. It was spied earlier in the country and it was being mentioned as the Kuga. Our sources confirms that Ford intends to launch the Escape in the Indian market.
The American name for the American SUV is set to come to India no later then November or December 2017 in India. Just before the Auto Expo 2018, where we assume will Ford can showcase it or reveal the prices after showcasing it to the media in the November-December is also a second possibility.
What has been confirmed though that we are getting the 2.0 Ecoboost motor which will make around 275 BHP of power and 245 Nm of torque. The 2.2 litre diesel from the Endeavour will continue to be sourced as well.
All though We this time expect 2.0 litre brand new motor for the Escape which makes 180 BHP and 400 Nm of torque. Ecoboost engine highlights are very strong as it is an all-aluminum engine which should offer segment best power and efficiency at the same time. Expect both engines to get manual and automatic options to suit market needs.
Feature list should standard Ford affair which should have basically everything with few unique things thrown in terms of safety and infotainment to make things more value for money. Expect an keyless go, start-stop, leather seats, 6-7 airbags, climate control, fully electric and heated ORVM and much more can be on offer easily. Stay tuned as we bring you more details on the same as time passes by.