Ford has updated its popular Escape SUV for the future. The company has unveiled the new 2020 Ford Escape and confirmed that this vehicle, which has been re-worked inside and out, will be available in both hybrid and electric options. This has been Ford’s most affordable SUV for almost two decades. Its latest model sticks to the script while offering options that futureproof the vehicle.

Customers will be able to purchase the 2020 Ford Escape in a conventional hybrid configuration in addition to a plug-in hybrid option for the very first time. However, the latter will be available from dealers by next spring. The other configurations, including the base 1.5L EcoBoost model, will be available starting this fall.

The car will offer a variety of standard and optional features for driver assistance. They include automatic emergency breaking, blind spot monitoring, rear view camera, parking assist, heads-up display, and adaptive cruise control.

Customers will be able to choose from front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations. The plug-in hybrid models will only be offered with front-wheel drive. Ford hasn’t confirmed how much the new model is going to cost but with the current Escape priced between $25,000 and $30,000, one can expect the new Escape to be priced along the same lines.

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