Ford has revealed the replacement for its Kuga small SUV during the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.
Badged the Ford Escape in the USA, it will carry the Kuga name in Europe, and will debut at next spring’s Geneva Motor Show.
“We call our all-new Ford Escape the ‘Smarter Utility Vehicle’ because it offers the strengths that customers today really value – fuel economy, versatility and new technology that makes driving and living with the vehicle easier and more fun – all wrapped in a sleek, more modern design,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, global product development.
“Ford understands that more people every year are looking at vehicles like Escape, and we want to give them even more reasons to buy.”
In addition to more cargo volume behind the first and second rows than today’s vehicle, the new Escape will have clever optional technologies including blind spot alert, active park assist, multimedia controls and a hands-free power tailgate, a new intelligent 4WD system that provides better traction off-road and powertrains and equipment specific to European markets.
“This all-new Ford model opens a new chapter in the world of SUVs,” Kuzak said.
“By being smarter, this utility vehicle will help customers around the globe find better, easier ways to connect with technology, maximize fuel efficiency and find the versatility and capability they need and want.”