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New Ford Escape SUV to join Australian showrooms in 2017 with new front-wheel drive Escape Trend, five-star ANCAP safety and SYNC 3 as standard – for a lower starting price

New Ford Escape SUV to join Australian showrooms in 2017 with new front-wheel drive Escape Trend, five-star ANCAP safety and SYNC 3 as standard – for a lower starting price.  

  • The New Escape sees Ford Australia adopt the global naming strategy for its mid-size SUVs, with a more than doubling of its SUV line-up since 2012 including the locally-engineered Everest, Escape, updated EcoSport for 2017 and the all-new Global SUV based on the Ford Edge in 2018
  • The New Escape offers families a more fuel-efficient line-up, with the introduction of a front-wheel drive Trend for the first time, as well as a suite of optional advanced Driver Assist Technology including Enhanced Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane-Keeping System and Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Alert and Enhanced Collision Mitigation
  • The New Escape brings SYNC®3 to the mid-size SUV segment for the first time. SYNC® 31 – Ford’s latest communications and entertainment system – features faster performance, conversational voice recognition with Australian accent-specific calibration, intuitive smartphone-like touchscreen and easier-to-understand graphical interface
  • Ford’s 2017 $450 million R&D investment in Australia includes the high-tech Asia Pacific Product Development Centre in Melbourne as part of a $50 million capital investment to advance R&D facilities in Australia through a new virtual reality engineering facility that speeds development, improves efficiency of next-gen vehicles for Australia and global markets

MELBOURNE – The new family-friendly Ford Escape will join Ford’s expanding SUV line-up in 2017 with a fresh face, five-star ANCAP safety rating and improved fuel efficiency, all at a more affordable price than its predecessor.

The New Ford Escape will build on the success of Ford’s expanding SUV range, led by the locally-developed Everest and supported by the EcoSport and forthcoming SUV based on the Ford Edge.

“The Escape sees the return to a proven nameplate that Australians can identify with, and sees young families and millenials with a sense of adventure benefit from Ford’s global vehicle portfolio,” said Ford Australia President and CEO, Graeme Whickman. “It strengthens our SUV line-up with a more refined and sharper offering as our SUV range continues to grow.”

The Escape will follow the formula set by the kid-ready Ford Kuga as a family friendly, fuel-efficient and five-star ANCAP safety-rated SUV.

Key changes over the Ford Kuga include:

  • Refreshed design inside and out for more rugged appearance without diminishing practicality, such as 1603L cargo space
  • Improved specification including paddle-shifters on auto Escape, enhancing the fun-to-drive dynamic, as well as improved optional Driver Assist Technology including more capable Autonomous Emergency Braking and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert2
  • Improved fuel economy for 2.0L EcoBoost models thanks to start/stop as standard and a new twin-scroll turbocharger for improved response and enhanced drivability
  • New FWD 1.5L Escape Trend offers consumers more choice, previously limited by AWD only Trend offering

Enhanced visibility and safety
The 2017 Ford Escape is the first vehicle in 2017 to be given a five-star ANCAP safety rating. The Escape’s five-star result included a score of 36.33 out of a maximum possible 37, achieving a higher score in ANCAP testing than the Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage and Mazda CX-5.

The Escape features the latest Ford technologies and sophisticated body engineering to help drivers be more aware of their surroundings and enhance safety on the road for occupants and other road users.
 
Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System is standard on Escape Titanium and monitors ambient light conditions and automatically optimises visibility by adjusting the beam angle of the bi-xenon headlights depending on the vehicle’s speed, steering angle and distance to an object in front. It features anti-glare capability, as well as country road, city street and also maneuvering beam shaping abilities.

New Escape also offers advanced Ford technologies, including an enhanced version of Ford’s Autonomous Emergency Braking system, known as Active City Stop, which now operates at speeds of up to 50km/h, increased from 30km/h1. It’s available as part of the optional Technology Package on Escape Trend and Titanium. Active City Stop uses sensors at the front of the vehicle to look for stationary objects in the road ahead and pre-charges the brakes if the vehicle is approaching an object too quickly. If the driver still does not respond the system is designed to reduce engine torque and automatically apply the brakes to reduce the impact of collisions, or avoid them altogether.

Improved value with New Escape Trend
The New Escape will introduce a new model to the segment from Ford: the new front-wheel drive 1.5-litre Escape Trend. Capitalising on consumer demand for a high level of equipment, safety and technology in a family-friendly package with low fuel consumption, the Escape Trend comes with the 1.5-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder with start/stop technology as standard. This enables the Escape Trend to achieve an official 7.2L/100km combined fuel economy figure2 while delivering a fun-to-drive 134kW/240Nm power and torque.

“Offering a front-wheel drive Escape Trend is significant news for consumers looking for value,” said Graeme Whickman. “If you look where consumers are purchasing, in this hotly-contested segment, the biggest volume is in mid-level, front-drive models. Now, with a front-drive Trend, we’ve significantly broadened the appeal for Escape, something we’ve learnt from consumers both directly and through engaging with our dealer network.”

In addition to its EcoBoost powertrain and standard six-speed automatic transmission, the Trend delivers heightened driver enjoyment with paddle-shifters as standard, in addition to 18-inch alloys, full-colour reversing camera via the 8.0-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen display as well as embedded satellite-navigation. Satellite navigation is standard across the entire Escape range. The Trend also adds convenient features including privacy glass, to keep its rear-seat occupants cool, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers.

Escape Trend also offers an array of sophisticated options that aren’t offered by some key rivals on mid-spec models. These include a Hands-free Power Tailgate with Smart Keyless Entry, and a great Technology Pack.

The Technology Pack is even better value and contains:

  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) with Driver Alert
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Auto High Beam
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking up to 50km/h (previously up to 30km/h)
  • Adaptive Cruise with Forward Alert and Enhanced Collision Mitigation
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (rear-cross traffic alert is new) 3
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

The optional 2.0L EcoBoost engine, available in the Trend and Titanium exclusively with intelligent-AWD, now offers a more sophisticated twin-scroll turbocharger. While this improves throttle response to further enhance the Escape’s drivability, it’s joined by an improvement of 0.2L in fuel efficiency over its predecessor.

The revitalised line-up sees the family-friendly New Escape offered in a broader variety of models, reflecting the fragmentation of the SUV market in Australia, and Ford’s more than doubling of its SUV range since 2012.

The Escape joins the EcoSport, 2018 Edge-based SUV and the locally-engineered, award-winning Ford Everest in Ford dealerships, capitalising on Ford’s SUV heritage and expertise. In 2017, Ford will launch a five-seat Everest to further broaden its SUV range, capitalising on the $2 billion local investment over the past six years and ongoing innovation at Ford’s You Yangs, Victoria, Proving Ground as a hub for Asia-Pacific engineering and global development.

Sophisticated technology for simpler, safer parking

The new Ford Escape will make driving and parking simpler for customers, using sophisticated Ford driver assistance technologies. New perpendicular parking functionality enhances the semi-autonomous Active Park Assist technology4 that’s standard on Escape Titanium. Using additional ultrasonic sensors, perpendicular parking at the push of a button helps drivers to locate parking spaces alongside other cars as well as parallel to the road, and helps to steer the vehicle into them while the driver controls the accelerator and brake5.

Driver Assistance Technology and features that further help New Escape drivers include:

  • New Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which is designed to warn drivers reversing out of a parking space of vehicles detected that may soon be crossing behind them.
  • Park-Out Assist that helps drivers as they exit a parallel parking space.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning and Brake Support, which is designed to detect a slow-moving vehicle in certain circumstances and adjust vehicle speed accordingly.
  • Ford Intelligent All-Wheel Drive to optimise handling and traction.
  • A Driver Alert System that’s designed to detect certain signs of fatigue and provides a warning in the instrument cluster. 
  • Torque Vectoring Control, which assists traction and cornering stability.

Stylish Escape

The New Escape features Ford’s latest design language for a bold and sporty look that is shared with fellow Ford SUVs. A large upper trapezoidal grille and a smaller lower grille are flanked by sleek new headlamps incorporating Daytime Running Lights and complemented by stylish fog lamps.

Restyled taillights and a new range of 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel designs complete the sporty look. Two new colours, White Platinum (tri-coat) and Copper Pulse, will be offered throughout the range6.

The New Escape’s meticulously crafted interior has seen an uplift in tactile quality, fit and finish, and has been refined to offer a more ergonomic, stylish and comfortable experience for occupants. While laminated front side glass helps to improve cabin refinement on Trend and Titanium, the steering wheel and air-conditioning controls are even more intuitive, and feature fewer and more easily distinguishable buttons and switches, making the controls easier to recognise and navigate.

New convenience features also make Escape even more user-friendly; an electronic parking brake is effortless to operate and frees room for improved storage in the centre console while the second-row stadium seating boasts family-friendly packaging, with rear tray tables on the Titanium, as well as ISOFIX anchorage-points and rear air-vents on all models. It also offers up to 1603 litres of convenient cargo space with the stadium seating folded.

The New Escape also offers Hands-Free Power Tailgate with Smart Keyless Entry that can be opened or closed using a kicking motion beneath the rear bumper. The technology is standard on the Titanium and helps parents to easily access the New Escape’s boot when returning to their vehicle with shopping, pushchairs or toddlers.

More equipment for less, with SYNC 3 standard on all Escapes

The new Ford Escape will allow drivers to control audio, navigation plus connected smartphones using simple, more conversational voice commands, with Ford’s new SYNC® 3 connectivity system7. Ford has drawn on more than 22,000 comments, and insights gained from research clinics and surveys to ensure the new version is the most customer-centric system to date.

By pushing a button and saying “I need a coffee,” New Escape drivers can find nearby cafés, for instance, while simple voice commands can also guide them to petrol stations or car parks, train stations, airports, and hotels. The system then guides the driver to the selected destination via the embedded navigation that’s standard across the Escape range.

Voice search results are also enhanced by a better understanding of how consumers refer to businesses and points of interest. Drivers don’t have to know an exact name. They can search for “Sydney Airport” rather than using the official name “Sir Charles Kingsford Smith International Airport.” With addresses, they can say, “Seventeen Thirty-five Sydney Road” instead of “One Seven Three Five Sydney Road.”

Escape drivers can operate SYNC® 3’s 8.0-inch touchscreen in a similar way that they use their smartphones. A new interface features larger, easier to operate buttons and enables pinch and swipe gestures for the first time.

iPhone users can activate Apple CarPlay8, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car allowing drivers to make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, get directions optimised for traffic conditions, and more while they stay focused on the road.

Android™ users can activate Android Auto9.  Android Auto makes apps and services that drivers already know and love accessible in safer and seamless ways, including Google Search, Google Maps and Google Play10. SYNC® 3 also delivers SYNC AppLink11 for customers, enabling voice-activation from the driver’s seat of a range of smartphone apps that now includes Spotify12, AccuWeather and Pandora13.

The New Ford Escape: model-by-model

New Ford Escape Ambiente

Standard Features

- SYNC® 3 with 8.0-inch capacitive touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

- Embedded satellite-navigation with Traffic Message Centre (TMC)14

- Dual-zone climate control with rear air vents

- AM/FM/DAB+ radio, six-speaker audio with USB input, Bluetooth streaming

- Reverse Camera and rear parking sensors

- Cruise Control with speed limiter

- Daytime running-lights

- Push-button start

- Front and rear fog-lamps

- Electronic Parking Brake

- SYNC® Emergency Assist15

- Ford MyKey


New Ford Escape Trend

Standard Features

As per Ambiente, plus:

- 18-inch alloy wheels

- Roof-rails in silver finish

- Privacy Glass

- Laminated front side windows

- Automatic rain-sensing windscreen wipers

- Automatic-dimming rear-vision mirror

- Automatic on/off headlights

- Follow-me home lighting

- Leather-wrap gear lever


Optional Technology Pack

- Lane Departure Warning (LDW) with Driver Alert

- Lane Keeping Assist16

- Auto High Beam

- Autonomous Emergency Braking up to 50km/h (previously up to 30km/h)17

- Adaptive Cruise with Forward Alert and Enhanced Collision Mitigation18

- Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (rear-cross traffic alert is new)19

- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System


New Ford Escape Titanium

Standard Features

As per Titanium, plus:

- 19-inch alloy wheels

- Smart Keyless Entry

- Power folding mirrors with approach light Bi-Xenon HID headlights with auto levelling

- LED Daytime-running lights- Adaptive Beam Shape and Dynamic bending headlights

- Leather accented seat trim

- Heated front-seating

- 10-way power-adjustable Driver’s seat- Front parking sensors

- Enhanced Active Park Assist - Panoramic glass roof

- Front and rear velour floor mats

- Hands-free power tailgate

- Multi-colour ambient lighting

- LED taillights

- Premium Sony nine-speaker audio system


Optional Hands-Free Tailgate Pack (Trend)

- Hands-free power tailgate with Open Sesame

- Smart keyless entry with push button start


Optional Technology Pack (Trend / Titanium)

- Lane Departure Warning (LDW) with Driver Alert

- Lane Keeping Assist20

- Auto High Beam21

- Autonomous Emergency Braking up to 50km/h (previously up to 30km/h)22

- Adaptive Cruise with Forward Alert and Enhanced Collision Mitigation23

- Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (rear-cross traffic alert is new)24

- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System


New Ford Escape: powertrains

1.5L EcoBoost (six-speed manual)
110kW@ 6000rpm
240Nm@ 1600-5000rpm
6.3L/100km (FWD)
Towing capacity: 1500(FWD); 1600kg (AWD)


1.5L EcoBoost (six-speed paddle-shift automatic)
134kW@ 6000rpm
240Nm@ 1600-5000rpm
7.2L/100km (FWD)
7.5L/100km (AWD)
Towing capacity: 1500 (FWD); 1600kg (AWD)


2.0L (six-speed paddle-shift automatic)
178kW@ 5500rpm
345Nm@ 2000-4500rpm
8.6L/100km
Towing capacity: 1600kg


2.0L Diesel (six-speed paddle-shift automatic)
132kW@ 3500rpm
400Nm@ 2000-2500rpm
5.5L/100km (Trend)
Towing capacity: 1800kg

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About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford aggressively is pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

 

 

 

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New Ford Escape SUV to join Australian showrooms in 2017 with new front-wheel drive Escape Trend, five-star ANCAP safety and SYNC 3 as standard – for a lower starting price.  

  • The New Escape sees Ford Australia adopt the global naming strategy for its mid-size SUVs, with a more than doubling of its SUV line-up since 2012 including the locally-engineered Everest, Escape, updated EcoSport for 2017 and the all-new Global SUV based on the Ford Edge in 2018
  • The New Escape offers families a more fuel-efficient line-up, with the introduction of a front-wheel drive Trend for the first time, as well as a suite of optional advanced Driver Assist Technology including Enhanced Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane-Keeping System and Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Alert and Enhanced Collision Mitigation
  • The New Escape brings SYNC®3 to the mid-size SUV segment for the first time. SYNC® 31 – Ford’s latest communications and entertainment system – features faster performance, conversational voice recognition with Australian accent-specific calibration, intuitive smartphone-like touchscreen and easier-to-understand graphical interface
  • Ford’s 2017 $450 million R&D investment in Australia includes the high-tech Asia Pacific Product Development Centre in Melbourne as part of a $50 million capital investment to advance R&D facilities in Australia through a new virtual reality engineering facility that speeds development, improves efficiency of next-gen vehicles for Australia and global markets

MELBOURNE – The new family-friendly Ford Escape will join Ford’s expanding SUV line-up in 2017 with a fresh face, five-star ANCAP safety rating and improved fuel efficiency, all at a more affordable price than its predecessor.

The New Ford Escape will build on the success of Ford’s expanding SUV range, led by the locally-developed Everest and supported by the EcoSport and forthcoming SUV based on the Ford Edge.

“The Escape sees the return to a proven nameplate that Australians can identify with, and sees young families and millenials with a sense of adventure benefit from Ford’s global vehicle portfolio,” said Ford Australia President and CEO, Graeme Whickman. “It strengthens our SUV line-up with a more refined and sharper offering as our SUV range continues to grow.”

The Escape will follow the formula set by the kid-ready Ford Kuga as a family friendly, fuel-efficient and five-star ANCAP safety-rated SUV.

Key changes over the Ford Kuga include:

  • Refreshed design inside and out for more rugged appearance without diminishing practicality, such as 1603L cargo space
  • Improved specification including paddle-shifters on auto Escape, enhancing the fun-to-drive dynamic, as well as improved optional Driver Assist Technology including more capable Autonomous Emergency Braking and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert2
  • Improved fuel economy for 2.0L EcoBoost models thanks to start/stop as standard and a new twin-scroll turbocharger for improved response and enhanced drivability
  • New FWD 1.5L Escape Trend offers consumers more choice, previously limited by AWD only Trend offering

Enhanced visibility and safety
The 2017 Ford Escape is the first vehicle in 2017 to be given a five-star ANCAP safety rating. The Escape’s five-star result included a score of 36.33 out of a maximum possible 37, achieving a higher score in ANCAP testing than the Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage and Mazda CX-5.

The Escape features the latest Ford technologies and sophisticated body engineering to help drivers be more aware of their surroundings and enhance safety on the road for occupants and other road users.
 
Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System is standard on Escape Titanium and monitors ambient light conditions and automatically optimises visibility by adjusting the beam angle of the bi-xenon headlights depending on the vehicle’s speed, steering angle and distance to an object in front. It features anti-glare capability, as well as country road, city street and also maneuvering beam shaping abilities.

New Escape also offers advanced Ford technologies, including an enhanced version of Ford’s Autonomous Emergency Braking system, known as Active City Stop, which now operates at speeds of up to 50km/h, increased from 30km/h1. It’s available as part of the optional Technology Package on Escape Trend and Titanium. Active City Stop uses sensors at the front of the vehicle to look for stationary objects in the road ahead and pre-charges the brakes if the vehicle is approaching an object too quickly. If the driver still does not respond the system is designed to reduce engine torque and automatically apply the brakes to reduce the impact of collisions, or avoid them altogether.

Improved value with New Escape Trend
The New Escape will introduce a new model to the segment from Ford: the new front-wheel drive 1.5-litre Escape Trend. Capitalising on consumer demand for a high level of equipment, safety and technology in a family-friendly package with low fuel consumption, the Escape Trend comes with the 1.5-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder with start/stop technology as standard. This enables the Escape Trend to achieve an official 7.2L/100km combined fuel economy figure2 while delivering a fun-to-drive 134kW/240Nm power and torque.

“Offering a front-wheel drive Escape Trend is significant news for consumers looking for value,” said Graeme Whickman. “If you look where consumers are purchasing, in this hotly-contested segment, the biggest volume is in mid-level, front-drive models. Now, with a front-drive Trend, we’ve significantly broadened the appeal for Escape, something we’ve learnt from consumers both directly and through engaging with our dealer network.”

In addition to its EcoBoost powertrain and standard six-speed automatic transmission, the Trend delivers heightened driver enjoyment with paddle-shifters as standard, in addition to 18-inch alloys, full-colour reversing camera via the 8.0-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen display as well as embedded satellite-navigation. Satellite navigation is standard across the entire Escape range. The Trend also adds convenient features including privacy glass, to keep its rear-seat occupants cool, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers.

Escape Trend also offers an array of sophisticated options that aren’t offered by some key rivals on mid-spec models. These include a Hands-free Power Tailgate with Smart Keyless Entry, and a great Technology Pack.

The Technology Pack is even better value and contains:

  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) with Driver Alert
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Auto High Beam
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking up to 50km/h (previously up to 30km/h)
  • Adaptive Cruise with Forward Alert and Enhanced Collision Mitigation
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (rear-cross traffic alert is new) 3
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

The optional 2.0L EcoBoost engine, available in the Trend and Titanium exclusively with intelligent-AWD, now offers a more sophisticated twin-scroll turbocharger. While this improves throttle response to further enhance the Escape’s drivability, it’s joined by an improvement of 0.2L in fuel efficiency over its predecessor.

The revitalised line-up sees the family-friendly New Escape offered in a broader variety of models, reflecting the fragmentation of the SUV market in Australia, and Ford’s more than doubling of its SUV range since 2012.

The Escape joins the EcoSport, 2018 Edge-based SUV and the locally-engineered, award-winning Ford Everest in Ford dealerships, capitalising on Ford’s SUV heritage and expertise. In 2017, Ford will launch a five-seat Everest to further broaden its SUV range, capitalising on the $2 billion local investment over the past six years and ongoing innovation at Ford’s You Yangs, Victoria, Proving Ground as a hub for Asia-Pacific engineering and global development.

Sophisticated technology for simpler, safer parking

The new Ford Escape will make driving and parking simpler for customers, using sophisticated Ford driver assistance technologies. New perpendicular parking functionality enhances the semi-autonomous Active Park Assist technology4 that’s standard on Escape Titanium. Using additional ultrasonic sensors, perpendicular parking at the push of a button helps drivers to locate parking spaces alongside other cars as well as parallel to the road, and helps to steer the vehicle into them while the driver controls the accelerator and brake5.

Driver Assistance Technology and features that further help New Escape drivers include:

  • New Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which is designed to warn drivers reversing out of a parking space of vehicles detected that may soon be crossing behind them.
  • Park-Out Assist that helps drivers as they exit a parallel parking space.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning and Brake Support, which is designed to detect a slow-moving vehicle in certain circumstances and adjust vehicle speed accordingly.
  • Ford Intelligent All-Wheel Drive to optimise handling and traction.
  • A Driver Alert System that’s designed to detect certain signs of fatigue and provides a warning in the instrument cluster. 
  • Torque Vectoring Control, which assists traction and cornering stability.

Stylish Escape

The New Escape features Ford’s latest design language for a bold and sporty look that is shared with fellow Ford SUVs. A large upper trapezoidal grille and a smaller lower grille are flanked by sleek new headlamps incorporating Daytime Running Lights and complemented by stylish fog lamps.

Restyled taillights and a new range of 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel designs complete the sporty look. Two new colours, White Platinum (tri-coat) and Copper Pulse, will be offered throughout the range6.

The New Escape’s meticulously crafted interior has seen an uplift in tactile quality, fit and finish, and has been refined to offer a more ergonomic, stylish and comfortable experience for occupants. While laminated front side glass helps to improve cabin refinement on Trend and Titanium, the steering wheel and air-conditioning controls are even more intuitive, and feature fewer and more easily distinguishable buttons and switches, making the controls easier to recognise and navigate.

New convenience features also make Escape even more user-friendly; an electronic parking brake is effortless to operate and frees room for improved storage in the centre console while the second-row stadium seating boasts family-friendly packaging, with rear tray tables on the Titanium, as well as ISOFIX anchorage-points and rear air-vents on all models. It also offers up to 1603 litres of convenient cargo space with the stadium seating folded.

The New Escape also offers Hands-Free Power Tailgate with Smart Keyless Entry that can be opened or closed using a kicking motion beneath the rear bumper. The technology is standard on the Titanium and helps parents to easily access the New Escape’s boot when returning to their vehicle with shopping, pushchairs or toddlers.

More equipment for less, with SYNC 3 standard on all Escapes

The new Ford Escape will allow drivers to control audio, navigation plus connected smartphones using simple, more conversational voice commands, with Ford’s new SYNC® 3 connectivity system7. Ford has drawn on more than 22,000 comments, and insights gained from research clinics and surveys to ensure the new version is the most customer-centric system to date.

By pushing a button and saying “I need a coffee,” New Escape drivers can find nearby cafés, for instance, while simple voice commands can also guide them to petrol stations or car parks, train stations, airports, and hotels. The system then guides the driver to the selected destination via the embedded navigation that’s standard across the Escape range.

Voice search results are also enhanced by a better understanding of how consumers refer to businesses and points of interest. Drivers don’t have to know an exact name. They can search for “Sydney Airport” rather than using the official name “Sir Charles Kingsford Smith International Airport.” With addresses, they can say, “Seventeen Thirty-five Sydney Road” instead of “One Seven Three Five Sydney Road.”

Escape drivers can operate SYNC® 3’s 8.0-inch touchscreen in a similar way that they use their smartphones. A new interface features larger, easier to operate buttons and enables pinch and swipe gestures for the first time.

iPhone users can activate Apple CarPlay8, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car allowing drivers to make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, get directions optimised for traffic conditions, and more while they stay focused on the road.

Android™ users can activate Android Auto9.  Android Auto makes apps and services that drivers already know and love accessible in safer and seamless ways, including Google Search, Google Maps and Google Play10. SYNC® 3 also delivers SYNC AppLink11 for customers, enabling voice-activation from the driver’s seat of a range of smartphone apps that now includes Spotify12, AccuWeather and Pandora13.

The New Ford Escape: model-by-model

New Ford Escape Ambiente

Standard Features

- SYNC® 3 with 8.0-inch capacitive touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

- Embedded satellite-navigation with Traffic Message Centre (TMC)14

- Dual-zone climate control with rear air vents

- AM/FM/DAB+ radio, six-speaker audio with USB input, Bluetooth streaming

- Reverse Camera and rear parking sensors

- Cruise Control with speed limiter

- Daytime running-lights

- Push-button start

- Front and rear fog-lamps

- Electronic Parking Brake

- SYNC® Emergency Assist15

- Ford MyKey


New Ford Escape Trend

Standard Features

As per Ambiente, plus:

- 18-inch alloy wheels

- Roof-rails in silver finish

- Privacy Glass

- Laminated front side windows

- Automatic rain-sensing windscreen wipers

- Automatic-dimming rear-vision mirror

- Automatic on/off headlights

- Follow-me home lighting

- Leather-wrap gear lever


Optional Technology Pack

- Lane Departure Warning (LDW) with Driver Alert

- Lane Keeping Assist16

- Auto High Beam

- Autonomous Emergency Braking up to 50km/h (previously up to 30km/h)17

- Adaptive Cruise with Forward Alert and Enhanced Collision Mitigation18

- Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (rear-cross traffic alert is new)19

- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System


New Ford Escape Titanium

Standard Features

As per Titanium, plus:

- 19-inch alloy wheels

- Smart Keyless Entry

- Power folding mirrors with approach light Bi-Xenon HID headlights with auto levelling

- LED Daytime-running lights- Adaptive Beam Shape and Dynamic bending headlights

- Leather accented seat trim

- Heated front-seating

- 10-way power-adjustable Driver’s seat- Front parking sensors

- Enhanced Active Park Assist - Panoramic glass roof

- Front and rear velour floor mats

- Hands-free power tailgate

- Multi-colour ambient lighting

- LED taillights

- Premium Sony nine-speaker audio system


Optional Hands-Free Tailgate Pack (Trend)

- Hands-free power tailgate with Open Sesame

- Smart keyless entry with push button start


Optional Technology Pack (Trend / Titanium)

- Lane Departure Warning (LDW) with Driver Alert

- Lane Keeping Assist20

- Auto High Beam21

- Autonomous Emergency Braking up to 50km/h (previously up to 30km/h)22

- Adaptive Cruise with Forward Alert and Enhanced Collision Mitigation23

- Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (rear-cross traffic alert is new)24

- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System


New Ford Escape: powertrains

1.5L EcoBoost (six-speed manual)
110kW@ 6000rpm
240Nm@ 1600-5000rpm
6.3L/100km (FWD)
Towing capacity: 1500(FWD); 1600kg (AWD)


1.5L EcoBoost (six-speed paddle-shift automatic)
134kW@ 6000rpm
240Nm@ 1600-5000rpm
7.2L/100km (FWD)
7.5L/100km (AWD)
Towing capacity: 1500 (FWD); 1600kg (AWD)


2.0L (six-speed paddle-shift automatic)
178kW@ 5500rpm
345Nm@ 2000-4500rpm
8.6L/100km
Towing capacity: 1600kg


2.0L Diesel (six-speed paddle-shift automatic)
132kW@ 3500rpm
400Nm@ 2000-2500rpm
5.5L/100km (Trend)
Towing capacity: 1800kg

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About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford aggressively is pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

 

 

 

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