This is surprising news to me! What do you think? Could the upcoming rebirth of the Ford Focus SUV be planned to replace the Escape?
He wants to copy what Tesla is doing... so originalKilling ICE when EVs are overpriced and not saving anything is a huge mistake.
Forget about deals
Ford boss expects car just for Uber, Lyft and a price war benefitting consumers, among other big changes in the auto industry.www.usatoday.com
I agree with TallTimbers above. i've heard nothing about offing the Escape either except for some vaporware discussions by unreliable sources. However, the games are afoot, once more. How the mfrs react to consumer trends will be head-scratching. How consumers who desperately need a car in today's market move will grab some attention. And won't be long maybe before the banks start their vollyball. In fact, there already is a rising trend in sub-prime auto loans. And then there's Washington...This is surprising news to me! What do you think? Could the upcoming rebirth of the Ford Focus SUV be planned to replace the Escape?
I agree. It could be that the "next" Escape will have a different model name. Like the Taurus becoming the Fusion. Then the Taurus name going to what was essentially the 500. Since that name didn't go over well. Or the Mustang Mach-E, to piggyback off the Mustang reputation.I would be less surprised. The "Escape" already exist in two forms, the Escape and Bronco Sport, which doesn't really make business sense. And it sounds like a lot of the old classic "rebranding" talk. The actual products (a compact crossover in this case) will continue with their normal updates, refreshes, a redesigns, but the names will be changed and hyped as the latest, greatest, and newest thing.
No, My son is 27. Until recently he did not have a steady job paying a decent salary. Originally we bought him a new Focus as his first car. It was a left over and cost about 14,000. At the time he contributed $5,000 of his money that he saved toward the car. His $5,000 made the cost about the same as buying a used car and he got a new car with a 3 year warranty. After that when we were ready to buy a new car we gave him the car we would be replacing and used his car as the trade in. The last car we gave to him was our 2015 Escape Titanium when we bought our 20 Escape Titanium. The previous car we gave him was a 2010 Fusion that had over 100,000 miles on it when we used it as the trade in. I also bought a 4 year Ford used Premium care ESP for the car as the ESP I already had on the car was expiring so he would be able to keep the car for 4 years and not be concerned about major repairs while he owned.Is your son starting to drive? I have similar dilemma about passing my Escape 2.0 to daughter in a few years but I think it's too much of a car even though it's going to be 4 years old by then. Corolla Cross would be better fit, cheaper, slower, more efficient.