Ford may release yet another “charged” crossover

Ford may release yet another “charged” crossover

October 31, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The current generation Escape may receive the ST modification

The compact crossover Ford Escape, known outside the United States as the Kuga, may in the future find a high-performance version, which, according to the tradition of the brand, will receive the ST index.

The Ford Escape crossover, known in the European market as the Kuga, is built on the platform of the Focus passenger car, which has a high-performance ST version, but for some time now the “hot” hatchback is not available in the US, as is the more compact Fiesta ST. The concern decided to withdraw them from sale on the North American continent, since they were inferior in sales to crossovers. However, SUV buyers also value high-performance cars, so in the future, Ford may release another “charged” crossover – the Escape ST, which is expected to be constructed on the basis of the Focus ST hatchback.

According to CarsGuide, this was reported by the chief engineer of the Escape model at Ford, James Hughes, who also noted that the possibility of producing another “charged” crossover with the ST index would be a “fantastic idea.” Ford currently has two such models: the Edge ST with a 340 horsepower 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6, and the larger Ford Explorer ST with a 406-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 from the discontinued premium sedan. Lincoln Continental. It can accelerate to 230 kilometers per hour.