DEARBORN – Ford Motor Co. is chasing a second straight record sales year for its Escape cross/utility vehicle, even as a Mercury derivative that comes later this year threatens to eat into the vehicle’s sales totals. Ford delivered 167,678 Escapes last year, a 15.3% bump over 2002 and the best result over the vehicle’s 4-year tenure in the U.S. market. Through February, Escape sales of 25,500 units are up 11.2% over like-2003. ’05 Ford Escape The Escape is one of the vehicles Ford ...

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