2023 Ford Escape ST-Line facelift spied

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Ford Escape spy pics show the sporty ST-Line guise gains refreshed bodywork and an overhauled interior.

The facelifted Ford Escape will get a new front end and an updated infotainment system.

The revised look, spotted on a testing mule in the US, includes angular LED headlights and a reduced front grille featuring central Ford badging. This brings the SUV’s styling into line with the recently updated Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta hatchbacks.

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The only Ford yet to receive this treatment is the popular Ford Puma crossover, which is likely to receive a facelift to coincide with the launch of the electric version in 2024.

 

Inside, the new Escape gets a wider touchscreen similar to that in the Focus. The latest version of Ford SYNC4 infotainment should appear, ​​operated via a new 13.2-inch central touchscreen, although the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster will likely remain.

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While these spy shots show a completely uncovered car, we’re yet to see the facelifted Escape testing in Europe, and we don’t expect to until it’s fully revealed until later this year.

The traditional climate controls have been deleted in favour of a touch-sensitive bar below the touchscreen.

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Running across the width of the dashboard is a faux-carbonfibre panel, likely to be exclusive to the sporty ST-Line trim. Lower trim levels may instead receive plain black plastic, while Vignale versions may get a leather or wood veneer section.

You would be hard pressed to tell the difference at the rear of the Escape. The rear lights have been updated so the reversing light is now encircled, but that’s all.

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Ford is expected to launch the facelifted Escape next year.

Charlie Martin

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