Under The Spotlight (2014 MIAS) Ford Previews The All-New Escape

Ford Group Philippines gave the public a glimpse of their future plans, and one of them is bringing the all-new Escape in the Philippines (also known as the Kuga in Europe).

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The Ford Escape that we were accustomed to was on sale since the early 2000s, only having a facelift to keep it updated. Production only stopped when Ford’s Sta. Rosa plant drew to a close, because automobile production conditions in Thailand are more favorable than here in the Philippines. Without a true compact SUV in their line up, then its only a matter of time that Ford really needs to launch a true compact SUV to rival the likes of the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, and the Subaru Forester, since they are missing out an opportunity to capture what is one of the most highly contested segments in the automotive industry.

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According to Ford, the new Escape will be shipped from the USA, and will be sold in the 4th quarter of 2014. No pricing has been announced yet.