The 2017 Ford Escape / Kuga has been spied undergoing testing in the United States.
Caught wearing modest camouflage, the facelifted model has an all-new front fascia which is heavily inspired by the Edge. A mask covers some of the details but we can see the crossover will have a new grille and restyled headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. Further down, there's a smaller lower air intake and new fog lights. The rest of the model carries over with the expectation of updated taillights.
The interior remains a bit of a mystery but it is expected to follow in the footsteps of the facelifted Focus. We can also expect revised upholstery, higher quality materials and a new SYNC 3 infotainment system. Rumors have also suggested the crossover will be equipped with capacitive touch controls but that remains unconfirmed as Ford recently ditched them on the facelifted Explorer.
Engine options are expected to carryover so U.S. consumers will likely be able to choose between a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or two EcoBoost four-cylinders with displacements of 1.6- and 2.0-liters.
The 2017 Escape will likely be unveiled later this year or early next year, so look for a possible debut at either the Los Angeles Auto Show or the North American International Auto Show.