Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 51. Chapters: Ford Escape, Toyota Highlander, Volvo S60, Suzuki Swift, Toyota Corolla, Ford Taurus, Suzuki Ignis, Acura MDX, Holden Ute, Kia Optima, Holden VX Commodore, Toyota Sequoia, Alfa Romeo 147, Lotus Exige, Nissan Xterra, Kia Rio, Proton Waja, BMW Z8, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Honda Stream, BMW C1, Morgan Aero 8, Opel Agila, Nissan Bluebird Sylphy, Daewoo Magnus, Saturn L-Series, Spyker C8, Daewoo Tacuma, Buick GL8, Dacia SupeRNova, Perodua Kenari, Nissan Almera Tino, Toyota Opa, Daihatsu YRV. Excerpt: The Ford Escape is a compact SUV sold by the automaker Ford Motor Company introduced in 2000 as a 2001 model year and priced below the Ford Explorer. Although technically it's a crossover vehicle, it is marketed by Ford as part of its traditional SUV lineup (Escape, Explorer, Expedition) rather than its separate crossover lineup (Edge, Flex). The Escape was sold in Europe as the Ford Maverick. It was jointly developed with Mazda, in which Ford owned a controlling interest, and was released simultaneously with the Mazda Tribute. In the United States, Ford's Mercury division released a luxury version called the Mariner starting with the 2005 model year, but ended production in October 2010 as Ford ended the Mercury brand. A hybrid version of the Escape was released in 2004, making it the first hybrid SUV. The Escape is built on the Ford CD2 platform, which is in turn based on the Mazda GF platform, which was used by the Mazda 626. However, on June 23, 2010, it was announced that Ford will end production on the second generation Escape in 2011 and move production to its Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville Kentucky, where it is slated to be succeeded by an American version of its European CUV counterpart, the Ford Kuga. The first generation Ford Escape was released in North America for the 2001 model year. It was slotted be...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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