Production of the 2021 Ford Escape PHEV has suffered several delays. Now it is scheduled to start on May 3, tentatively.
Due to the semiconductor chip shortage, which is turning into a global problem by degrees, 11,700 Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair models were recently cut down at Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant as a direct result of that shortage.
The plug-in hybrid Ford Escape, when it is finally available, will come with the brand’s 2.5-liter iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 gasoline engine. The unit works in combination with an 88-kW permanent magnet synchronous motor and a 14.4-kWh battery.
The total output is 209 hp. Power is transmitted to the front wheels through an electronic continuously variable transmission. The electric-only driving range is 37 miles. As for fuel economy figures, they are 41 mpg when running on gasoline, and decent 100 MPGe in all-electric mode, according to EPA rates.
The 2021 Ford Escape PHEV prices per trim levels are as follows:
- SE 33,895
- SEL 36,755
- Titanium 39,830
Pricing includes a $1,245 destination and delivery charge.
The Ford Escape is one of top-selling models. We hope those who ordered a new Ford Escape will have their car soon.
Ford sold 40,990 Escape vehicles in the 1st quarter of this year in the U.S. market. This is the third place among Blue Oval’s models. Only the Ford F-Series and Ford Explorer outperformed the Escape, with 203,797 and 65,244 sales, respectively.
Source: Ford Authority