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2021 Ford Escape PHEV Launches In Mexico With Four Trim Levels

The 2021 Ford Escape PHEV and Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring have been delayed multiple times in recent months, a problem only compounded by the semiconductor chip shortage, which has forced FoMoCo to idle the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant – where the Escape and Corsair are produced – on more than one occasion. Regardless, Mexican customers who want to purchase a 2021 Ford Escape PHEV can now do so as the model is slated to arrive on dealer lots this week.

The Ford Escape Hybrid was a big success when it launched in Mexico last year, immediately becoming one of the top-ten best-selling hybrids in the country. Now, the 2021 Ford Escape PHEV aims to build upon that with three trim levels available – SE, SEL, Limited, and Titanium. Wheel options include 17, 18, and 19-inch selections, and buyers can choose between seven exterior colors – Metallic White, Cherry Red, Electric Blue, Navy Blue, Silver, Obsidian Black, and Carbon Gray.

Inside the cabin, the Escape PHEV features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rotary gear knob, Ford’s VistaRoof Panoramic Roof, and an 8-inch touchscreen with SYNC3 and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Additional niceties include a heads-up display, 10-speaker B&O sound system, a 6.5-inch digital instrument panel, and CoPilot 360 driver-assist technologies. In addition, five selectable drive modes are available – Normal, Eco, Rain/Slippery, Sport, and Snow.

The Mexican Escape PHEV is powered by Ford’s 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 gas engine that’s paired with a permanent magnet synchronous motor and a 14.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, coupled to an Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT) delivering 198 total horsepower. This powertrain also returns fuel economy figures of 25.2 km/L in the city, 23.3 on the highway, and 24.3 combined.

The Escape PHEV is on sale this week at Ford dealers across the Mexican Republic with a base MSRP of 659,000 pesos ($33,272 USD).

We’ll have more on the Escape PHEV soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Escape news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Jose

    The battery size is 14.4kwh

    1. Brett Foote

      The info came straight from Ford, but it looks like it’s a typo on their end.

  2. Mike Parnell

    There are people who have had these on order, for a year or longer, in the US and Canada, and they are shipping them to dealers in Mexico for general sale?????????

  3. Mick1

    The border is wide open. Go down to Mexico and smuggle a PHEV in. You must have a child driver who says I have family in the USA.


    Seriously, will they be in all states in the US this year?


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