Ford Motor Co. will focus initial production of its upcoming Escape on the V-6 version of the compact sport/utility vehicle (SUV), and may drop the base 4-cyl. model altogether if V-6 demand stays high. Doug Scott, Ford's SUV group marketing general manager, says that 90% of the Escape's initial volume will be devoted to the 3L, 200-hp V-6/automatic transmission combination. The remainder will feature the 2L, 130-hp 4-cyl., which will be available only with a 5-speed manual transmission. ...

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