What's far more exciting in this Escape, however, is the clear view of the interior we get. Everything is shiny and new ... and it's all exactly the same as the 2019 Focus we won't get in the U.S. Our previous shots of an Escape interior hinted that this would be the case, but now we know for sure. It's a much more modern design than before, with a big tablet infotainment screen tacked on the dash, more digitization of the instrument cluster and fewer buttons to boot. The curved, vertical air vents are a cool design touch on the current Escape, but this brings on a much more basic (possibly less controversial) setup. We can see that it's clearly a hybrid model from the left gauge in the cluster — the green there is a dead giveaway.
As a sum, the Escape appears to be shaping up as a big and tall Focus hatchback. Since the next-gen Focus is not going to be sold in the U.S., this is as close as we're going to get to it. Multiple versions of this crossover are likely to be introduced and sold here, including an ST variant. The hybrid sure looks like a go, and we can keep our fingers crossed for a plug-in hybrid version, too. Ford owes us some cool crossovers now that its fun cars are riding off into the sunset, right?