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What we Know about Ford Escape, the Stylish Smart Utility Vehicle

One of the exciting take-homes from the recently held Lagos Motor Fair was the announcement by Coscharis Motors Plc, Ford brand’s sole authorized dealer in Nigeria, of the nearly Two Million Naira discount on one of Ford’s vehicle nameplates, the Ford ESCAPE.

Announcing the Discount, Abiona Babarinde, General Manager Marketing and Corporate Communications for Coscharis Group said “We are excited to announce the offering of nearly two million naira discount on the Ford Escape. Our esteemed customers can also now drive home the Escape and other Ford variants of their choice with as little as 10% to 30% down payment of the vehicle price, courtesy of our partnership with our sister company, Coscharis Mobility and Polaris Bank.”

About Ford Escape

Ford ESCAPE is the Smart Utility Vehicle (SUV) that perfectly reflects your aspiring, self-assured nature. Its inspirational technologies together with a beautifully executed design, deliver premium luxury with superior performance – making the ESCAPE the ideal partner to your enterprising and adventurous spirit. Wherever your travels take you, the ESCAPE delivers smart and effortless adventures with exciting technology you never want to be without.

The ESCAPE’s optional wide-angle rear-view camera automatically activates when the reverse gear is selected. It gives you a clear view of what’s behind you and takes the guesswork out of reversing. Bid goodbye to traditional handbrake with the ESCAPE’s space-saving electronic handbrake, which lets you park securely with the touch of a button. Also, say goodbye to the stress of parallel and perpendicular parking with optional Enhanced Park Assist. First, Enhanced Park Assist helps you find a parking bay. It then helps to steer you in and even helps you steer out while you work the gears, accelerator and brake.

The optional SYNC 3 which is available on all derivatives offers so much in addition to all the voice-activated benefits of SYNC  – placing and answering calls, and controlling music from your devices – you’ll love the new easy-to-use interface of SYNC®3. Its 8-inch color touchscreen displays phone, audio and navigation features, with enhanced voice recognition that lets you give simple commands. The capacitive touchscreen includes a convenient swipe feature, as well as pinch-to-zoom functionality within navigation.

Family-oriented

When creating ESCAPE’s interior, Ford designers had one lofty goal: Create the perfect family-sized cabin, a space that is completely intuitive to your needs.

The spacious ESCAPE becomes even roomier when you fold down the 60:40 split rear seats. Fold-down one seat to fit those extra pieces of luggage, and still have room for passengers. Fold both seats flat to carry a bigger load in the very sizeable 1 653-liters of space. There’s even a hidden compartment for valuables. Adjustable load floor Lower the floor to make the storage space deeper or raise it with the rear seats folded down to create a flat load floor.

Conquer Your Terrain

Make the most of the terrain around you. The ESCAPE’s All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) and streamlined power and efficiency let you take whatever your day serves up to you, with confidence.

The ESCAPE’s Intelligent AWD system monitors each wheel, and increases or decreases the amount of torque to optimize grip and handling in all conditions. A display in your instrument panel lets you see how the system is performing, by giving you a graphic illustration of the power distribution between all four wheels.

Save on fuel

The more time we can put between you and your next visit to the fuel pump, the better. The fuel-saving technology in the ESCAPE is designed to help lower your cost of ownership. EcoBoost engine technology turns traditional petrol-engine thinking on its head. Its advanced direct injection and turbocharging combine small-engine fuel economy and big-engine power into one, so you don’t have to compromise on either. That is why the ESCAPE is adjudged to delivers the most powerful engines in its segment without the compromise of efficiency.

Extra levels of protection

The ESCAPE’s highly advanced technology provides you with the very best levels of protection and helps make your life simpler and stress-free too. The ESCAPE’s seven airbags – including side-curtain airbags – offer 360-degrees of protection for both front and backseat passengers.

If another vehicle is in your blind spot when changing lanes, the Blind Spot Information System alerts you with a discreet warning light built into the driver and passenger doors’ side mirrors. When traffic is crawling along, it can be easy to miss someone suddenly stopping. In speeds under 30km/h, the optional Active City Stop detects if the car ahead has unexpectedly stopped and automatically applies the brakes.

Other available safety features on the ESCAPE include the Adaptive Cruise Control and collision warning; Lane-Departure Warning with Lane-Keeping Aid; Intelligent Protection System (IPS); Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as well as front and curtain airbags; and many more.

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