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Ford Confirms 1.6L I4 EcoBoost for Next Escape; Escape Hybrid Dead

Ford Confirms 1.6L I4 EcoBoost for Next Escape; Escape Hybrid Dead
Escape Hybrid replaced by C-Max Hybrid
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October 4, 2011
By: Austin Rutherford


Ford will debut the next Ford Escape at the LA Auto Show next month with two new engines. These include the 1.6 EB and the 2.0 EB. The 1.6 EB is promised to deliver better highway fuel economy than the current hybrid model. The 2.0 EB will replace the 3.0 V6 currently found in the Escape. The 2013 Escape will not offer a V6.

Sadly, the next Escape will not offer a Hybrid model either, as FIN brought to you a few months ago. This will be replaced by the Michigan-built C-Max Hybrid. Ford promises the C-Max Hybrid will deliver 25% better fuel economy than the Escape Hybrid. This should mean the ratings for the C-Max should be around 43/39 if this estimate holds.

Look for the Escape to launch in Q1 2012 and the C-Max Hybrid to debut in H2 2012.


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DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 4, 2011 – Ford continues to deliver more choices for customers craving top fuel economy, offering its largest-ever EcoBoost® engine lineup in the all-new Ford Escape debuting next month and an all-new C-MAX Hybrid that’s 25 percent more fuel efficient than even today’s Escape Hybrid.

“Customers are prioritizing fuel economy above every other trait when they make most vehicle purchases,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. “Ford is meeting people’s needs by offering a family of fuel-efficient vehicles – from hybrids to electrics to traditional gasoline-powered cars – packed with class-leading technology, giving customers both exciting and greener driving choices.”

The all-new Ford Escape, slated for reveal next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, features a powertrain lineup with three fuel-efficient four-cylinder options, including the new 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines and a 2.5-liter Ti-VCT four-cylinder. The Escape will be Ford’s first SUV to be available with two fuel-efficient EcoBoost engines, delivering class-leading fuel economy and performance.

“Expanding the availability of EcoBoost technology in the all-new Ford Escape will give customers a great range of choices for the fuel efficiency and performance they want in a small SUV,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Powertrain Engineering. “This advanced technology in the new Escape delivers on our commitment to provide class-leading fuel efficiency in every new Ford product.”

Ford’s 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine, which uses turbocharging, twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) and direct injection to deliver the performance feel of a larger engine, makes its North American debut in the new Escape. It is expected to deliver even higher highway fuel economy than the current Escape Hybrid, which is EPA-rated at 31 mpg. The new 1.6-liter engine also is expected to deliver better fuel economy than competitors’ larger four-cylinder engines.

Since launch, sales of the 1.6-liter EcoBoost in Europe in Focus and C-MAX are exceeding expectations by 40 percent. The engine’s broad, flat torque curve has been praised for its diesel-like performance.

Escape’s new 2.0-liter EcoBoost will have better fuel economy than competitors’ V6 engines while delivering unsurpassed performance compared to those larger six-cylinder powertrains.

Ford holds more than 125 patents on EcoBoost technology, a global approach to provide affordable fuel efficiency for millions of drivers that will extend to 90 percent of Ford vehicles by 2013. EcoBoost increases fuel economy up to 20 percent while reducing CO2 emissions by up to 15 percent.

With the addition of EcoBoost engines to the Escape, Ford will offer more advanced technology engines in its utility vehicle lineup than any other full-line manufacturer.

Next-generation hybrids for next-generation fuel efficiency
Next year, Ford also will grow its electrified vehicle production capacity when it launches the C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in vehicles. Both five-passenger hybrids will provide another fuel-efficient option for customers.

The next generation of the Escape Hybrid’s award-winning powertrain moves to the five-passenger C-MAX Hybrid and features the first hybrid transmission and lithium-ion battery system Ford is building in-house.

Ford’s new hybrid powertrain will be available exclusively in C-MAX, and it will deliver
a more than 25 percent improvement in fuel economy versus the outgoing Escape Hybrid while still offering hybrid customers the five-passenger capability they expect.

The Ford C-MAX Energi targets more than 500 miles of driving range using the battery and engine, more than any other plug-in or extended-range vehicle. It also targets AT-PZEV status and delivers better charge-sustaining fuel economy than the Chevrolet Volt.

“The C-MAX family of electrified vehicles will provide versatile, practical options for customers who need utility while reducing carbon output and significantly lowering fuel costs,” Kuzak said. “No other company is providing this type of choice in a hybrid or plug-in hybrid.”

Ford developed the new generation of hybrid electric vehicles using its extensive experience with first-generation hybrids including the Ford Escape Hybrid, the world’s first SUV hybrid. This led to offering the two C-MAX multi-activity hybrid vehicles that feature superior fuel economy on long road trips and in stop-and-go city traffic.

“Using our platform approach to hybridization, developing two choices for customers in the heart of the market with the dedicated, front-wheel-drive Ford C-MAX was our strategy to extend the benefits of hybrid technology to even more customers,” Kuzak said.

Power of choice
Ford is delivering electrified vehicles that are attainable, meeting real people’s needs in the center of the market where it counts the most.

Ford launched the Transit Connect Electric small commercial van in 2010 and will launch the all-new Focus Electric later this year. In 2012, these models will be joined in North America by the new C-MAX Hybrid, a next-generation lithium-ion battery hybrid and the new C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid.

Ford has 13 vehicles with best-in-class fuel economy. In the most recent J.D. Power survey, Ford leads in fuel economy in more segments than any other major automaker, answering the demand of consumers for more fuel efficiency in their vehicles.

Today, fuel economy is 2.5 times more important to American customers than environmental concerns when it comes to buying a vehicle.

Ford Motor Company has four cars that achieve an EPA-rated 40 mpg or higher, including Fiesta, Focus, Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Thirteen Ford vehicles achieve an EPA-rated 30 mpg or higher.

Ford’s recent lineup of smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles has gained significant market share in key regions of the country. Vehicles such as the all-new Ford Focus and Fiesta both achieve 40 mpg or higher, boasting better fuel economy than even some hybrids.






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Re: Ford Confirms 1.6L I4 EcoBoost for Next Escape; Escape Hybrid Dead

That is too bad about the hybrid they may be missing out

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Re: Ford Confirms 1.6L I4 EcoBoost for Next Escape; Escape Hybrid Dead

I understood that Ford N.A. does not sell many Escape Hybrids per year, so maybe this is the reasoning. But the great news is North America finally
will get a chance to drive the 1.6L EcoBoost which I would imagine would be the higher output EB around 180hp.
)Off topic but) I wonder what the new vehicle (to be added to Louisville LAP) is talked about in the UAW contract deal regarding Ford USA plants, I think it will be
the 5+2 C-Max.

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While it's nice that the 1.6 EB gets better highway gas mileage than the Escape hybrid, city mileage is more important to most people, unless you commute over 90% on the highway. Most homes and stores aren't right off the highway, either. I think it's a mistake for Ford to kill the hybrid in the new Escape. I would love to see 40+ CITY MPG in a SUV with better ground clearance, unlike the C-Max.


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Re: Ford Confirms 1.6L I4 EcoBoost for Next Escape; Escape Hybrid Dead

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That is too bad about the hybrid they may be missing out
agree
imho it seems like Ford is going counter to the prevailing (Toyleta) trend of moving from one dedicated hybrid model to a proliferation
(I'd really like to see hybrids be 'just-another-drivetrain' - esp if it can "price-paired" with another possibly performance trim, like the current MKZ)

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I understood that Ford N.A. does not sell many Escape Hybrids per year, so maybe this is the reasoning. But the great news is North America finally
will get a chance to drive the 1.6L EcoBoost which I would imagine would be the higher output EB around 180hp.
)Off topic but) I wonder what the new vehicle (to be added to Louisville LAP) is talked about in the UAW contract deal regarding Ford USA plants, I think it will be
the 5+2 C-Max.
afaik all Ford's hybrids have had limited sales (AND production) due to limits on the number of batteries available
(which should be changing with improving supplier situation)
&
I hope you're right about the Grand C-Max ... mainly cuz I've been thinking the Lincoln C-car might be (at least partly) based on the G.C-M's longer wlb
= no Lincolnette without the G.C-M

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I wonder what the new vehicle (to be added to Louisville LAP) is talked about in the UAW contract deal regarding Ford USA plants, I think it will be
the 5+2 C-Max.
Lincoln variant of Escape.
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I understood that Ford N.A. does not sell many Escape Hybrids per year, so maybe this is the reasoning. But the great news is North America finally
will get a chance to drive the 1.6L EcoBoost which I would imagine would be the higher output EB around 180hp.
)Off topic but) I wonder what the new vehicle (to be added to Louisville LAP) is talked about in the UAW contract deal regarding Ford USA plants, I think it will be
the 5+2 C-Max.
Didn't Ford cancel the 5+2 seater USDM C-Max (euro Grand C-Max) instead will make the C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi variants of the shorter 5-seater C-Max?

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Ford Says No to 7-Seat Grand C-MAX for the USA, Yes to Hybrid 5-Seat C-MAX
http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2011/06...c-max-for.html

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^ afaik the Grand C-Max has 'just' been postponed ... indefinitely < meaning no set date but not forever

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Lincoln variant of Escape.
I think MKII knows about both Cuvlet versions
& that the G.C-M might be a third vehicle
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Re: Ford Confirms 1.6L I4 EcoBoost for Next Escape; Escape Hybrid Dead

I think the 40 MPG CITY in a city sized car is more important then the improved MPG on hi way for the 1.6 EB BUT I assume the 1.6 would be "entry" where as the Hybrid was the "TOP OF LINE" model

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Didn't Ford cancel the 5+2 seater USDM C-Max (euro Grand C-Max) instead will make the C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi variants of the shorter 5-seater C-Max?
Yes I am aware that Ford put the GCM on the back burner with that announcement.
But I am getting bits of info from a relative that works for one of the suppliers to Ford
and the C segment vehicles. And this source recently let me know that they received an update
for C-Max @ LAP beginning in March 2012 , ramping up to full production June 2012.

With some very interesting annual volume numbers on both LAP vehicles aka next Escape and C-Max.
The annual numbers make me think that Ford is planning on significant export volume from LAP

BTW here is a link to a Ford Oct.03 media live stream with lots of talk about the EcoBoost in the Escape eg:+175hp & +170 ft.ib.
And also an interesting comment from Derek Kuzak regarding why Ford chose to move Hybrid tech from the Escape to the C-Max Hybrid , in the C-Max Hybrid Derek said Ford expects an improvement in fuel economy of over 25% over the current Escape Hybrid.
http://www.thefordstory.com/our-arti...wer-of-choice/

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