The 2013 MY Escape looks absolutely nothing like the outgoing model.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 12, 2011
After the LA Auto Show last month, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, NADA writer and attendee Jonathan Banks wrote a piece entitled "Setting the Stage for Compact Utility Dominance" in which he examines the newly redesigned upcoming 2013 Ford Escape. He noted that the Escape is and has been a major contributor to Ford’s overall sales tally as it consistently ranks in the top five of all Ford vehicles sold. And Sandy Springs Ford in Atlanta, Ga concurs with this fact, having seen for themselves the interest in this Ford staple surging over the last six months. Automobile consumers looking to purchase a new Ford Atlanta or a new Ford Escape in Atlanta can do so at this dealership.
He notes that just five years ago compact utilities had a 9% share of all new vehicles sold, and that at the close of business this year the segment will end up with a share north of 13%. This is promising news for the Sandy Springs Ford dealership and for Ford Motor Co. as well.
According to Banks, "The 2013 MY Escape looks absolutely nothing like the outgoing model. Built off of Ford’s global C platform (Focus, C Max), the new Escape has a sharp, modern design that departs dramatically from the current gen’s block-on-wheels form. Ford’s compact crossover doesn’t disappoint technologically either, with standard fare such as Ford’s SYNC and MyFord Touch being offered alongside class exclusives such as parking assist and a hands-free liftgate (which is activated by moving a foot underneath of the rear bumper)."
While Sandy Springs Ford looks to Banks' promising outlook for the 2013 Escape, Banks went on to say, "The standard (and dated) carry-over 2.5L I4 powertrain aside, the Escape’s two new direct-injected turbocharged engines –1.6L and 2.0L “Ecoboost” I4s – promise to increase the fun quotient even further by pumping out an estimated 173 and 237 horsepower respectively (on 87 octane nonetheless). Heck, the thing will even tow up to 3,500 pounds with the right powertrain/hitch setup. Not too shabby for a compact utility maxing out at around 3,800 pounds."