Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by mucky, Mar 30, 2004.
Now that the bumpers are painted, I would have to say .
minivan with tall tires
It looks like a utility vehicle, but where's the Sport?
Still a jacked up Contour.
Hmmmm....I wonder if they still consider a FWD 4 banger one of those still '100 Percent SUV'?
where is the sport in an excursion or a suburban
this closer to sport than the gigantic "SUV's"
Where's the pic?
The interior is supposed to have improved a bit as well.
On that note.....
Improvements are , but market campaign is .
Exactly my point. The best defenition for a SPORTS Utility Vehicle is a Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
In my opinion at least. It's the only one that's got a true "Sporty" feel to it.
Mazda Tribute still rates higher in my book than fords version...
cayenne turbo didn't really impress me much. only thing is how it is always going faster than you think you're going. gotta keep a close eye on the speedometer
Buyers snap up retooled Escape
Ford says small SUV may beat sales record
March 19, 2004
BY MARK PHELAN
FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER
With 14,000 freshened 2005 Escapes in dealerships and a second U.S. assembly plant now producing the small SUV, Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it expects to top the sales record the Escape set last year.
The 2005 Escape went on sale in February. It offers a larger standard engine, a more sophisticated and efficient all-wheel-drive system and a more attractive interior than the 2004 model, Corey Holter, Escape marketing manager, said in a briefing for reporters.
Ford spokespeople went to great lengths to correct the impression that the company will use Toyota Motor Corp.'s system to power the hybrid gasoline-electric Escape that will go on sale late this year.
The Escape is the best-selling small SUV in the country; a record 167,678 sold last year. Its competitors include the Jeep Liberty, Honda CRV, Hyundai Santa Fe, Saturn Vue and the upcoming Chevrolet Equinox.
Escape sales were up 11 percent through February, Holter said.
He said the new model with a 153-horsepower 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine, available with an automatic transmission for less than $20,000, now accounts for nearly 20 percent of Escape sales, as opposed to 2 or 3 percent for last year's model.
Ford moved the 2005 Escape's shifter from the steering column to the console between the front seats in response to customer complaints. Ford began making the 2005 Escape at its Avon Lake, Ohio, assembly plant January 26. Before, U.S. versions of the Escape were built solely in Kansas City.
While Ford gained access to about 20 of Toyota's hybrid-technology patents last week, the company expects to receive more than 100 patents of its own for the upcoming hybrid Escape, spokeswoman Susan Krusel said.
just go buy a mini van. They will prolly do better off road than a gay ass escape
Sport Utility is back from Dodge, in the new Magnum with a Hemi.