2017 Ford Escape front 3/4 view
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2017 Ford Escape rear 3/4 view
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2017 Ford Escape front 3/4 view
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2017 Ford Escape rear 3/4 view
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2017 Ford Escape side view
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2017 Ford Escape front view
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2017 Ford Escape rear view
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2017 Ford Escape grille
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2017 Ford Escape headlight
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2017 Ford Escape grille
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2017 Ford Escape wheel
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2017 Ford Escape taillight
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2017 Ford Escape badge
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2017 Ford Escape rear fascia
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2017 Ford Escape engine
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2017 Ford Escape interior
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2017 Ford Escape interior
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2017 Ford Escape steering wheel
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2017 Ford Escape gauges
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2017 Ford Escape infotainment system
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2017 Ford Escape audio system controls
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2017 Ford Escape shifter
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2017 Ford Escape front seats
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2017 Ford Escape rear seats
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Crossovers keep selling like popular pastries, and for Ford, that means it needs to keep production going. The company announced that, rather than the usual two-week shutdown, its Louisville, Ky., assembly plant will be open for one of those weeks. The plant builds the Ford Escape and Lincoln MKC, which Ford reports have had record sales.

According to Ford, Escape sales through May are up 3 percent, and MKC sales are up 10 percent compared with last year. In total, the Escape has sold about 130,000 units through May, and the MKC has sold around 11,000. Keeping the Louisville plant open will allow the company to build an additional 8,500 vehicles. Ford stated that all other assembly plants will continue with the two-week shutdown as scheduled.

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