The all-new 2020 Ford Escape was revealed in April, and it
stands to make one of the most popular vehicles in the Ford lineup even more
desirable. In addition to a bold new aesthetic that looks more athletic and
nimbler, the new Escape delivers with tons of technology, two hybrid powertrain
options, and best-in-class second-row legroom.
“This all-new Escape brings a sleeker, sportier design with the capability to take you on just about any of your life’s adventures,” said Kumar Galhotra, Ford’s president, North America. “With our class-leading hybrid powertrains, customers will spend less time at the gas station and more time on the road.”
The new Ford Escape will be the best-performing ever built
and will feature a lineup of four different powertrains. This includes a robust
250-horsepower 2.0-liter EcoBoost®, a fourth-generation hybrid system, and a
plug-in hybrid expected to deliver best-in-class EPA-estimated electric-only
Also new for the 2020 Ford Escape is an all-new heads-up
display that will be a first for Ford in North America, class-exclusive Active
Park Assist 2.0 and Evasive Steering Assist, and standard Ford Co-Pilot360™.
Making the Escape an even more capable choice for families
and explorers are new sliding second-row seats that enable best-in-class max
second-row legroom and an exceptional 37.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the
second row occupied.
Expect to see and hear a lot more about the 2020 Ford Escape as we get closer to its release later this year. In the meantime, stop into Robbie Roberson Ford to learn more about the hottest new Ford vehicles coming down the pike.
If you have ever had a punctured tire ruin your day, then
the idea of self-sealing tires should sound like a dream come true. The all-new
2020 Ford Explorer will be available with new Michelin® Selfseal® tires, which are
designed with a rubber sealant that can automatically seal small punctures to
slow the rate of air leakage.
“Nothing derails a family vacation like a flat tire,” said Joseph Billman, Ford wheel and tire engineer. “Explorer is the ultimate road trip family hauler — and it’s the perfect fit for these new Michelin® Selfseal® tires.”
The Explorer will be the first SUV in the world to offer
these innovative tires. They will come standard on both the Explorer Platinum
and Explorer Limited Hybrid four-wheel-drive models. They will be available as
an option on the Explorer Limited model.
Michelin® Selfseal® tires can help you avoid potentially
dangerous roadside stops, loss of vehicle control, and the time you lose
changing your tire or waiting for a tow truck. The tires can seal 90 percent of
punctures up to a quarter-inch in diameter. This can potentially slow the loss
of pressure to about 15 pounds per square inch in a week.
With these tires, if you do get a puncture, it can give you
time to repair or replace the damaged tire on your time, when it is more
convenient. This means finishing your well-deserved family road trip in
confidence and safety.
The all-new 2020 Ford Explorer makes America’s all-time best-selling SUV even bolder and more desirable than ever before. The 2020 Explorer lineup will be the broadest lineup to date, offering drivers a range of model options to better meet their various needs. Two all-new models are the Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid, which further build upon the 2020 Explorer’s remarkable offerings.
Hau Thai-Tang, who serves as Ford’s executive vice president
of product development and purchasing, says, “This new generation of Explorer
recognized that every family — and every driver — is unique. With an all-new ST
and an all-new hybrid, there truly is an Explorer for every adventure.”
The Explorer ST isn’t just the most powerful Ford SUV ever
made, but it’s also the most fun to drive The Explorer ST was developed and
engineered by the Ford Performance team and comes equipped with a unique
3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine that generates 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of
torque, offering a breathtaking ride. The ST comes standardly equipped with a
smooth and responsive 10-speed automatic transmission, advanced four-wheel
drive, and selectable drive modes. For a sportier drive, choose Sport mode,
which calibrates the Explorer’s drive system to provide a quicker and more
The all-new Explorer Hybrid is a vehicle that makes no
sacrifices, offering both exceptional efficiency and spirited performance. The
vehicle features a 3.3-liter hybrid system that is expected to produce 318
total horsepower, while the rear-wheel-drive model will offer an estimated
driving range of over 500 miles with a full tank of gas. The Explorer’s hybrid
battery is built into the vehicle’s chassis, which is an improvement on
previous Ford hybrid vehicles. This new configuration maximizes passenger and
cargo space so you don’t have to sacrifice space for efficiency and eco-friendly
If you’re as excited as we are, watch this space to learn when you can expect to see the 2020 Ford Explorer, Explorer Hybrid, and Explorer ST right here at Robbie Roberson Ford.
*Actual range will
vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2019 calendar year.