The future of Ford Escape is in doubt
by Ford The CEO has cast doubt on the future of midsize Escape SUVs.
“We will not enter the two-row SUV market because Ford has already tried that in the ICE business [and] it doesn’t really work for us,” Ford CEO Jim Farley said on an earnings call.
“We want to play our cards, our strength, [in] Commercial, trucks, larger vehicles on the category side.
His comment suggests that Escape possibly being hacked, along with the larger Ford Edge (previously sold here as suffer) and its platform friend Lincoln Nautilus.
The Ford Administration reports that the current Edge and Nautilus will cease production after the 2023 model, although they will receive replacements in the Chinese market.
Edge and Nautilus production is expected to end at Ford’s Oakville assembly plant in Canada to make way for all-electric versions of the larger Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator.
It is not clear what Mr Farley’s comments mean to Sports Broncoan Escape related mid-size SUV developed for the North American market and introduced in 2021.
The Escape is currently manufactured in China, the United States and Spain, with slight differences between models destined for the Chinese, North American and European markets; The Escape wears the Kuga nameplate in Europe, and the Australian-market models are sourced from the factory in Spain.
an innovation is revealed for Escape North America last year, but the corresponding update for Spanish Kuga/Escape is yet to be revealed. It’s unclear when this will get here.
Escape sales were up 30.2% in Australia last year, though with 2179 sales it still outsold Renault Koleos (sales 2552) and Volkswagen Tiguan (2658 sales).
Ford Australia President Andrew Birkic said auto expert Last year, Escape struggled due to supply chain issues but that these have been loosenedsays the company is “quite confident with that car”.
Ford announced last year that it plans to produce four electric SUVs in Europe by 2024: Mustang Mach-E; an electric version of leopard lion; and two vehicles based on Volkswagen’s MEB architecture.
The two MEB-based models are understood to be about the same size as the Escape and are also understood to be for the European market only.
The company said it doesn’t expect its EV range to be profitable until the second generation with Chief Financial Officer John Lawler saying “for the time being, our EVs, on a bottom-line profit basis, would not be a positive EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes).
Ford Australia has confirmed it will launch five EVs by 2024, despite only confirming two of these are EVs: Electronic transit van, here this year, and Custom electronic transit The valve is left on the south side.
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