I hope that doesn't mean shared parts with the Focus.We should get back to Escape, but let me participate in the OT EcoSport conversation for a bit.
The Fiesta (AFAIK) Does not have a new platform ready, I suspect we may see a shrunk version of the new Focus platform show up.
Based on my experience, at least here, the Focus is priced competitively, but its parts aren't.
The current Fiesta (with a manual transmission) is cheap to run, almost the same as its Asian competitors. Just avoid the Powershift models, major headache.
Has Ford officially announced when the 2017 Escape will officially be launched?