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Ford Equator Concept Unveiled in Tokyo

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Cadillacfan    0
zzzzzzzzZZ... what? oh sorry. I thought I was looking at a bright orange Escape. Oh wait. I am. Sorry Ford, but when you release a concept on the same day as the GT-R concept(a japanese sports car legend) in Tokyo, it's just not going to be as interesting.

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It's an Escape... :blink:

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Yeah I thought it was to be a preview U.S.A-spec EcoSport, the Escape Jr. Looks alright but what's the point?

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turbo200    6
griffon already said it's the MCE for the Escape, did anybody listen to that? It's nice, I happen to like the grille and the headlights, they should make it to production as is. But this is just a refresh, nothing too drastic. The Eck looks better than it.

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Why is Ford copyin GM by using earth science terms (Solstice,Equinox)


It's in keeping with their 'E' names for SUVs...also it's a reuse--IIRC there was an Avalanche-like show truck version of the Expedition called the Equator a few years ago..

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Viperfan07    0
The new Escape looks nice. The grille reminds me of a Saab too.

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BuddyP    0

Hey Ford, SAAB called, they want they're front end styling back.

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LOL, I thought the exact same thing... Chevy's Trailblazer design team called too, they want their back end styling back (TB SS rear end?)

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thegriffon    5

griffon already said it's the MCE for the Escape, did anybody listen to that? It's nice, I happen to like the grille and the headlights, they should make it to production as is. But this is just a refresh, nothing too drastic. The Eck looks better than it.

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It apes the 2006 Explorer, F150 and South American Ranger. Unfortunately it will be torn to shreds by the new crossovers from, oh, Everyone (you name them and they have one).

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CSpec    515
Isn't the Escape based on the Mazda 626? How long do they intend on keeping that platform around?

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Member55    0

Isn't the Escape based on the Mazda 626? How long do they intend on keeping that platform around?

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Next gen. Escape will be on that platform also.

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Aww... Id'den't dat cute? Ford's playing catch up.

Well, on a serious note, I can say that Land Rover DNA has trickled down to Ford again. It started with the Fairlane and than this pathedic excuse for a concept. I mean, the color and fasica are distillations of the Range Stormer concept.

Now, anyone remember the Hummer-esque penis extention from the 2000 Detroit Show with the same name as this thing? That was a concept.

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