Must have been 2020, I had a 21 SES loaner last year ( Escape was burning antifreeze, had to have a short block on warranty) and no paddles
I have a heated wheel, too, so it looks like you can keep it.I [think] late 2017 was the last US model to have them. When changing my 2016 Focus (using ForTran) from the PRNDL to PRNDS (adding sport mode), I noticed "paddle shifter" was an option. The shift knob was $200 less, so I went with that option. Haven't checked my 2018 EcoSport (yet), planning on checking that out in the spring. I have a heated steering wheel and living in NY, use it quite often and do not want to lose that.
Mine came from Newfoundland, of all places. It has the "cold weather package."Had the heated wheel and seats in my Escape ( seats in 2 Fusions I had) glad the Eco has them( upstate NY here)