2013 Ford Escape

Ford finally takes the wraps off the all new 2013 Ford Escape. Check out the gallery and specs for the new Escape.

From the Detroit Free Press:

The new Escape compact crossover is Ford’s latest vehicle to shed a boxy fa├žade for more finessed contours, a change that executives say improves fuel economy.

When Ford first launched the Escape a decade ago, designers sought to make it look rugged, like an SUV, rather than streamlined like Honda’s CR-V or Toyota’s RAV4. But shoppers are now looking for sleeker design, said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of the Americas.

“We’re injecting a style aspect to it, which consumers are saying, ‘We want, (but) don’t pull back one iota in the utility capability,’ ” Fields said.

Ford unveils the Escape today at the Los Angeles auto show, ahead of its sales launch next year. Ford is counting on the Escape’s huge customer base to make the new version as successful as its predecessor, even though Ford showrooms will soon be crowded with five car-based family vehicles.

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