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Old 10-16-2011, 11:40 AM   #1
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All-new Ford Escape to Offer Two EcoBoost Engines



According to Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president for Global Product Development: “Customers are prioritizing fuel economy above every other trait when they make most vehicle purchases. Ford is meeting people’s needs by offering a family of fuel-efficient vehicles—from hybrids to electrics to traditional gasoline-powered cars—packed with class-leading technology, giving customers both exciting and greener driving choices.”

And that includes the all-new 2013 Ford Escape, which will offer a powertrain lineup of three different I4 engines, including two with the automaker’s breakthrough EcoBoost technology. The completely redesigned Escape is scheduled to make its public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in October with 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost powerplants, as well as an advanced 2.5-liter I4 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing. The 1.6-liter EcoBoost, making its U.S. debut in the Escape, is expected to produce higher fuel-economy ratings than the larger four-cylinder engines available from the competition—and better highway fuel economy than the current Escape Hybrid. The 2.0-liter version is slated to deliver better performance than the V6 engines found in Ford’s rivals, and better fuel efficiency, too.

That will make the 2013 Escape another strong entry in a Ford lineup that currently boasts 13 vehicles with best-in-class fuel economy.

“Expanding the availability of EcoBoost technology in the all-new Ford Escape will give customers a great range of choices for the fuel efficiency and performance they want in a small SUV,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Powertrain Engineering. “This advanced technology in the new Escape delivers on our commitment to provide class-leading fuel efficiency in every new Ford product.”

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Old 10-16-2011, 05:05 PM   #2
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Would this still look like the current Escape or are they doing that thing with the Kuga?
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2013 YM is the new Escape body.

I'm still ashamed that there's no PNGV tech in any of the upcoming vehicles. I do believe the whole point of that project was to develop tech that all 3 domestic automakers could use, but was patented to prevent foreign auto makers from using it. It makes me wonder if Ford is holding out for carbon nanotube Li-Ion batteries for range, but even if- I think the PNGV tech like the Volt is better suited to replace ICE vehicles.
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Would this still look like the current Escape or are they doing that thing with the Kuga?


Posted via FF Mobile The Ford Vertek concept is the new Escape/Kuga. Didnt know it would be debuted so soon. Cant wait, cant wait to see the next fusion/mondeo either...the evos concept is sick!
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