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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...

2020 Ford Escape teased ahead of April 3 debut

The next-generation Ford Escape has been teased in a series of videos, shared on social media, ahead of its launch on April 2, European time. In the teaser videos we catch glimpses of the new crossover's grille, headlights, tail-lights, and number plate garnish, which now includes the car's name written out in large letters...

2020 Ford Escape to offer PHEV variant - report

The all-new Ford Escape is due to be revealed soon, and new details have come to light regarding the powertrains that will be available. Documents first published by The Truth About Cars and then confirmed by Carscoops reveal the new-generation crossover will offer two turbocharged petrol engines in North America, along with a plug-in hybrid variant...

2020 Ford Escape: Seven-seat variant planned for Europe - report

The next-generation Ford Escape will reportedly be available with a three-row, seven-seat option in Europe. According to Automotive News, the 2020 Ford Escape – which will again be branded as the Kuga in Europe – will be offered in seven-seat form...

Ford recalls 550,000 Escapes and Fusions in North America, Oz models not affected

Ford has issued a recall for approximately 550,000 Escapes and Fusions in North America this week, over concerns about automatic transmissions that may not shift into the selected gear. The Blue Oval reports the bushing connecting the shifter cable to the transmission may detach, allowing the transmission to be in a "gear state different than the gear shift position selected by the driver"...

2018.5 Ford Escape pricing and specs

Ford Australia has confirmed 2018.5 Escape pricing and specifications, announcing the addition of range-wide standard autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and a new ST-Line grade from September. Every new Escape will include AEB as standard, having previously bundled it in the $1300 Driver Assist Technologies pack on Trend and Titanium models, and not offered it on the base Ambiente...