Ford gets greener than ever with the 2008 Escape Hybrid
Jim Robinson, Ancaster
Hybrid vehicles have gone from a curiosity to the mainstream almost overnight and that's a good thing.
The public has accepted the wisdom of hybrids and the proof is in the sales charts.
The Ford Escape is already the top-selling small SUV on the market, and one of only two small SUV hybrids on the market, the other being the Saturn Vue Green Line.
When it came to styling the 2008 version of the Escape and Hybrid, designers dropped the cladding of the previous model and then set about rounding the corners of what was essentially the brick-like form that SUV buyers covet for its rugged/brawny appearance. In the process, the 2008 is now much handsomer.