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All-New Ford Kuga / Escape
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The German magazine Auto Bild says it has insider information about Ford's second-smallest SUV, saying it will enter production in November 2019. It will grow in both size and practicality thanks to a new global platform currently being developed under the Focus...
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I think MKC's refresh will be a short one. 2 model years at most.
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I think MKC's refresh will be a short one. 2 model years at most.
And that's fine with me as long as they get the styling in line with the rest of the lineup.

I wonder if the refresh will fix the center dash looking like a urinal. Probably not maybe make use of better materials like the MKZ refresh but I would still like to see that center console redone.
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Kuga may arrive later than Escape, but we are still pretty early on in terms of the Escape mules running around so we still have a couple of years of development.

MKC could arrive a model year later and go on hiatus like the MKX.
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The good news in the article are not the new Escape/Kuga , the best news are the new crossover to compete directly with the compact Ateca/Tiguan and other crossovers that today are smaller and cheaper than the Kuga in Europe. The C-Max need to evolve into a SUV/crossover, and Ford understand that. I can't wait for this vehicle...
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The good news in the article are not the new Escape/Kuga , the best news are the new crossover to compete directly with the compact Ateca/Tiguan and other crossovers that today are smaller and cheaper than the Kuga in Europe. The C-Max need to evolve into a SUV/crossover, and Ford understand that. I can't wait for this vehicle...
I believe this is the last of the 4 new SUV nameplates we're waiting to see in the US (EcoSport, Bronco, Model E, and C-Max replacement). Although I suspect this will be the basis of the Model E. The C-Max was already a Focus/Escape based crossover of a sort so the relationship will be similar just better styled and packaged.

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And that's fine with me as long as they get the styling in line with the rest of the lineup.

I wonder if the refresh will fix the center dash looking like a urinal. Probably not maybe make use of better materials like the MKZ refresh but I would still like to see that center console redone.
I doubt we'll see a whole lot of change on the interior for both MKC and MKX. Probably similar to MKZ with some improved materials and the new switchgear.

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MKC could arrive a model year later and go on hiatus like the MKX.
Yeah that sounds about right.

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Alternatively the MKC could move to Chinese production exclusively, I suspect the new Lincoln being built there will be a next-gen MKC but it doesn't really line up with the timing. I still think there is something odd about the MKC schedule considering how recently it was developed relative to the Escape...there is a 2 year gap between them which is huge from an investment standpoint. And the MCE is for MY 2019, Ford never puts money into something and shortens the lifecycle, never. I'm really curious to see how this is resolved.

The C-Max replacement would also make for a good platform for a Lincoln MKA, I think this is one of the 2 vehicles we have yet to see for Lincoln. Ford/Lincoln is one of the few companies without a luxury crossover in this space and it's probably the best way to gain entry-level customers and grow their sales. They still need to resolve their tiny MKC before that product makes sense however.

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...I wonder if the refresh will fix the center dash looking like a urinal. Probably not maybe make use of better materials like the MKZ refresh but I would still like to see that center console redone.
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The good news in the article are not the new Escape/Kuga , the best news are the new crossover to compete directly with the compact Ateca/Tiguan and other crossovers that today are smaller and cheaper than the Kuga in Europe. The C-Max need to evolve into a SUV/crossover, and Ford understand that. I can't wait for this vehicle...
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...The C-Max replacement would also make for a good platform for a Lincoln MKA, I think this is one of the 2 vehicles we have yet to see for Lincoln. Ford/Lincoln is one of the few companies without a luxury crossover in this space and it's probably the best way to gain entry-level customers and grow their sales. They still need to resolve their tiny MKC before that product makes sense however.
I hope they apply the MKC to the smaller and use another (maybe MKG) for the slightly larger replacement...
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