2013 Ford Escape going to L.A. Auto Show image

Downsizing the engines seems to be a “must” for every major automaker these days and four-cylinder engines are being placed under the hoods of new SUV generations or even sports cars, so Ford couldn’t stay around and watch its competition coming up with new and smaller powerplants.

The North American division of Ford has just announced that its 2013 model year of the Escape will be officially presented at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show and the automaker has launched some important details about the SUV’s new engines.

According to Ford, future customers of the 2013 Escape will have to choose from three four-cylinder petrol engines, two of them being turbocharged EcoBoost of 1.6 and 2.0 liters, and a larger naturally aspirated 2.5 liter Ti-VCT unit.

Ford says that the 1.6 liter EcoBoost will be more efficient in burning gasoline than the current Escape Hybrid and the larger 2.0 liter EcoBoost is expected to replace the V6, outperforming it in every chapter.

The new generation of the Escape will be offered with the classic choice between front-wheel and all-wheel drive and more details on the upcoming SUV will be announced during the L.A. Auto Show, scheduled to take place between 18 and 27 November.