2017 is coming with a lot of new and surprising automobile concepts. There are a lot of brands new and nicely designed models attracting more and more shoppers to the showrooms of the dealers. One of them is the very long-expected 2017 Ford Escape Hybrid which is a smart, eco-friendly SUV and which promises to change the way people see this kind of vehicles.
2017 Ford Escape Hybrid – Features Design and Technology
Having HID headlights and LED daytime running lights, the new hybrid SUV has an elegant uncommon exterior. Even though the 2017 Ford Escape Hybrid resembles the current model a lot, the massive look is now emphasized by the new aspect of the door handles while the bumper takes now the benefits of a big center cut-out with two small hollows.
Designed to enliven your senses, the new 2017 Ford Escape Hybrid combine space and utility with a nice off-road capability. However, an elevated seating position can cause inconveniences for passengers.
Investing in the latest technology and connectivity features, the car is offering an amazing driving experience. Equipped with front parking sensors, the new car is also delivering a high-quality parking experience while the hi-tech system incorporated is also able to auto-maneuver you into (or out of) a tight parking spot. Available technology can alert you to unintentional lane drift, warn you of a vehicle in your blind spot. The car can be also controlled by a touchscreen with voice recognition.
2017 Ford Escape Hybrid – Engine Performance
Speaking about the engine performance, we have to mention that the base engine is a 2.5-liter four cylinder with 168-hp. Tested with 93-octane fuel, the engine generates 133 hp at 6,000 rpm. The gasoline engine itself can crank out 129 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm. It also has the amazing capacity of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in 10.8 seconds, while it has a top speed of 102 mph (164 kph).
Weighing 3500 pounds, the hybrid car is also designed in order to give the benefits of a fuel economy. Working with a hybrid engine, the car can operate on electric-only at low speeds and while you’re inside the urban heavy traffic. It will help you to stop burning a lot of gas. Moreover, those who don’t know yet the benefits of such hybrid cars, you should know that every stop recharges the battery.
2017 Ford Escape Hybrid – Price and Release Date
The new 2017 Ford Escape Hybrid is expected to debut either late this year or early 2017. The current Ford model starts at $24,000 and it’s expected that price will be maintained at these levels.
In the same time, it is more and more obvious that the electric and hybrid car sales have been accelerating the increase of the gasoline price. These factors are forcing automobile makers to be prepared for creating new affordable solutions and hybrid and electric cars are expected to gain more and more success. For these reasons, most auto fans and business analysts consider that the hybrid SUV that is combining so well the concept of efficiency with the comfort of a huge space will generate fantastic sales.