The Escort was a compact car produced by Ford Motor Company. It is considered as one of the most recognizable models of this manufacturer. It was originally introduced in 1968 and in was produced until 2004. During this period we have seen six generations of it. Few years ago, company decided to resurrect this nameplate, so new Escort came in 2014. Basically, this is a special version of Ford Focus Classic, designed for Chinese Market. It is based on the second-generation model of Focus and it is expected that it will be replaced by new model, which will be based on current, third-generation Focus.
2016 Ford Escort redesign
As we already mentioned, 2016 Ford Escort will be based on third-generation Focus. However, it is still unknown how much will diverse from its relative. It is expected that basic styling will be the same, and that will include similar front fascia, which will include signature angular mega grille and familiar LED headlights. It is also possible that company will enlarge the body of the vehicle in order to adapt 2016 Ford Escort for specific Chinese market. The cabin will be also redesigned and it will come in the highest level, when it is about advanced technologies. Compared to previous model, it will be more spacious, with higher level of comfort. It will feature new, better-quality materials and plenty of new or upgraded hi-tech systems. In cast that company elongate the wheelbase, expect more legroom, especially for the rear passengers.
2016 Ford Escort engine
When it is about engines, it is well known that Focus is offered in plenty of variants. However, 2016 Ford Escort will be probably offered in two variants. The first one will probably be a 1.5 liter petrol unit, while the other will be a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost, which will have power of around 160 horsepower. Both engines will be available with either 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
2016 Ford Escort release date and price
For now, exact details about release date are still unknown but it is expected that 2016 Ford Escort will come in late 2015/early 2016 period. Price is also unknown but according to some predictions, new model will go around 20.000 dollars.