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Old 16th November 2011, 15:20   #1
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Ford has ditched the Escapeís more traditional SUV styling, overhauling the compact crossover for the 2013 model year. The North American market will now finally be treated to styling more in line with Europeís Kuga crossover, proving that Ford is focusing on its One Ford plan of ensuring products offered in North America are nearly identical to their European counterparts.

The 2013 Ford Escape clearly takes a page out of the successful Focus design book and while some may or may not love it, weíre greeting the departure from typical SUV styling with open arms. Ford also announced what will be powering the 2013 Escape, offering a 2.5L four-cylinder with 168-hp and 167 lb-ft of torque as standard. An all-new 1.6L EcoBoost four-cylinder can also be had with 173-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque while the top-of-the-line model will be powered by a 2.0L EcoBoost with 237-hp and 250 lb-ft of torque.
All three engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, while Ford boasted that the 2.0L is capable of towing up to 3,500-lbs. Official EPA numbers or estimates havenít been released yet, but Ford claims that the new Escape is up to five gallons more efficient than the previous model, dependent on the engine of course. An AWD option is also available for those who just donít dig a FWD SUV.
New technology on the inside include the newly revamped MyFord Touch system along with active park assist and hands-free liftgate system.

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Is it a Ford or a Porsche? Why does it look a lot like the Cayenne to me?
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Its all ribs and chunk! Does it for me! If this makes it our shores,the XUV needs to be really,really worried!
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Ayan, I agree with you. However, i get a feeling that its the Korando C that would get affected than the XUV.
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If this comes to our shores , I feel most of the bells and whistles will be gone and even if they leave the bells and whistles ON , the prices for all the goodies will be astronomical . I dont think a fully loaded Ford would be able to compete with a fully loaded XUV , atleast on the price front .
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The current Escape is such a nice SUV with clean lines not sure why are they jazzing it all up like this.

I dont think it would come to India, usually the US models dont.
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The current Escape is such a nice SUV with clean lines not sure why are they jazzing it all up like this.

I dont think it would come to India, usually the US models dont.
But we are getting a Focus sedan soon from the US
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Well the US focus is actually available in UK too, so its not really going to be from US
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But the 2012 Focus reached the US markets before it did reach UK!
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