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2021 Ford Escape Hybrid revealed for Europe, but Australia to miss out

The 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid has been unveiled in European-specification form – badged overseas as the Ford Kuga Hybrid – but Australia might miss out on the eco-friendly model. While the plug-in hybrid Escape has been confirmed for an (albeit recently delayed) Australian arrival in late 2021, the conventional hybrid has yet to be confirmed for our shores...

2020 Ford Escape awarded five-star safety rating

The 2020 Ford Escape will hit showrooms next month, and buyers can now be assured the all-new SUV offers some of the highest levels of safety available. The independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) awarded the Escape a five-star safety rating off data provided by partner Euro NCAP, scoring favourably with adult occupant protection (92 per cent), child occupant protection (89 per cent), vulnerable road user protection (82 per cent), and safety assists (77 per cent)...

2020 Ford Escape launches virtual test drive program

The all-new 2020 Ford Escape – which ­is set to arrive in Australian showrooms next month – will be available for virtual 'test drives'. Ford has also introduced drive-away pricing deals ahead of the model's launch. With many local businesses still operating under COVID-19 restrictions, creative solutions have been necessary to keep customers safe...

2022 Ford Escape seven-seater in development – report

A seven-seater 2022 Ford Escape is currently in development, according to US website Ford Authority. With the all-new 2021 Ford Escape due in Australia sometime in the third quarter with an optional plug-in hybrid powertrain, this opens to possibility of Ford offering a seven-seat, plug-in hybrid Escape in the future...

Ford and Bosch demonstrate automated valet parking system

An automated valet car park system is being developed by Ford and Bosch in the US. When the Ford Escape test vehicle arrives in a designated area of the car park, the driver can then use a smartphone app to initiate automated parking. The test vehicle communicates with integrated Bosch sensors to locate empty spaces within the facility...

CarAdvice podcast: 85,000kms in a Wrangler around Africa, and the latest on Holden

This week, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. In car news, Nissan Patrol Warrior is looking good for Australia, Volkswagen is seeking ‘aggressive’ climate activist to bypass internal bureaucracy, 2020 Ford Escape pricing and specs, and a study reveals ride-share services like Uber produce more carbon emissions than private cars...

2020 Ford Escape pricing and specs

A new Ford Escape will hit the Australian market during the third-quarter of 2020 priced from $35,990 before on-road costs, giving the Blue Oval brand a more modern competitor to the nation’s most popular SUVs, including Mazda’s CX-5 and Toyota’s RAV4. Ford’s outgoing Escape managed just 1...

CarAdvice podcast 147: From Holland to Australia in a Golf EV

On this week's podcast, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey – check out our new CarAdvice beanies below! In car news, Great Wall has confirmed it's building an electric ute, Nissan has added a five-year warranty, Labor has set an 'ambitious' 50% EV sales target for 2030, and the 2020 Ford Kuga and Escape have been revealed...

2020 Ford Escape: Chinese-market model gets new face

Yet another variation of the new Ford Escape/Kuga has been revealed this week, in the form of the Chinese-market model. Debuting at an event in Shanghai this week, dubbed 'Ford China 2.0', the all-new Escape forms part of more than 30 Ford and Lincoln models that are scheduled to launch in the region over the next three years...

2020 Ford Kuga revealed

Ford of Europe has revealed the all-new Kuga, the Euro-market version of the Escape, at an event in Amsterdam. Underpinned by a version of the company's new 'C2' architecture, which also underpins the new Focus range, the Kuga does sport some subtle design differences to its North American twin – particularly in the ST-Line trim you see here...

2020 Ford Escape revealed, PHEV confirmed for Australia

Ford will kickstart its rollout of electrified vehicles in Australia with the new Escape, released today and set to touch down in 2020. The new mid-sized PHEV will face off with the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid arriving in Australia later this year, by mating a 2.5-litre Atkinson Cycle petrol engine with an electric motor and 14...