Ford engineers adjusted the '08 hybrid's control system to improve the transition between gasoline and electric operation. Indeed, it was pretty much seamless, except for a barely noticeable stutter when the gasoline engine came on.
What do you do for an encore? Ford Motor Company's Escape is America's
best-selling compact sport utility vehicle, and has been for six years running.
When you've got a hit, and it's time for a sequel, it had better be good.
The 2008 Escape features an all-new interior, with fabric seating surfaces
made from 100 percent recycled materials.
And it is. Ford jumped the gun by unveiling the second-generation 2008 Escape
at this month's Los Angeles Auto Show. You read right -- 2008, when 2007 hasn't
Automakers are betting that rising gasoline prices will continue to push consumers toward more environmentally friendly vehicles, even if smaller cars might lead to smaller profits. 2007 Honda Fit introduced at North American International Auto Show.