Your quoting information that is way out of date and IIRC there was a lawsuit with Toyota over Hybrids that they agreed to share things since the tech they both developed was very similar to one another.Source?
Then this tidbitDriving the wheels via what Ford calls its PowerSplit electronic continuously variable transmission, the hybrid provides ample power while minimizing the rubbery reaction where engine speed seems to race beyond the normal rpm one might expect to achieve acceleration.
Credit the three-mode layout of the e-CVT developed by Ford’s powertrain engineers that combines engine, motor and regenerative power from the wheels to determine engine and motor output based on driver demand.
I haven't found what exactly is being used in the post 2020 Escape yet, but I'm still digging
I don't get practically everyone on here going for the 2.0L engine. The main appeal of this truck as I see it is its amazing MPG with the standard engine. I get the desire for AWD, but seriously I've lived in Minnesota most of my life and drive ski trips to CO and never owned AWD or 4WD. Sure there are times it is nice but even in MN that is few and far between you really need it. Modern FWD with good tires does pretty darn good and most of the time ground clearance is a bigger problem than lack of AWD. The 2.0L engine MPG is likely to be not much different than a Ranger or full size pickups. I wish Ford offered this same power train on the Bronco for those of us not obsessed with power and desire better MPG!The first ever Maverick Pickup has just been revealed, featuring standard hybrid, 40 MPG and under $20k MSRP!
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Technically it is-I am kind of surprised that they didn't based this on Bronco Sport. Isn't that the platform of the future?
I would have bought the hybrid if it had AWD. They have it on the Escape and I am surprised they didn't offer it on the Maverick. I assume a PHEV with AWD will come at some point. Just make the rear axle and e-axle and be done with it.Makes sense -- 40 MPG would be sweet though.