General Automotive News Various topics from around the net.

Redesigned Ford Escape sports new look, advanced technologies

Old 11-16-2011, 01:17 PM
  #1  
50 Watt CAFz'r
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 260
Redesigned Ford Escape sports new look, advanced technologies





Ford's redesigned 2013 Escape, unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show, carries more risk than might be apparent. That's because the current Escape remains the best-selling compact SUV in North America and it's selling better than ever in its final year of production.

By appearance, the 2013 Escape is a fairly radical departure from the stout, boxy, pseudo-truck we've known for years. The new one bears a strong family resemblance to the new Focus, which shares Ford's global C platform, and its front end creates almost a cow-plow effect to meet pending worldwide pedestrian-protection standards. The new Escape is about three inches longer and slightly wider than the current one, on a longer wheelbase with a lower roof height.

A V6-powered Escape will be history come 2013, though it might not matter much. The line-topping engine will be Ford's EcoBoost 2.0 turbo four, tuned to at least 237 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque (compared with 240 hp and 223 lb-ft for the current 3.0-liter V6). Ford says the new model will maintain its class-leading 3,500-pound towing capacity.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/2011...#ixzz1dthwOEOD
Roger @ CAFz is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Donnie
General SQ
53
03-08-2011 03:23 PM
msebay01
Install related
0
11-16-2009 12:56 AM
Slaughter
Install related
10
09-11-2009 09:21 AM
just4phun
Install related
7
04-22-2009 01:36 PM
Cyclone
Car Audio Technical Discussions
4
03-25-2009 09:10 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Redesigned Ford Escape sports new look, advanced technologies


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.