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Mazda's not the only one with a hybrid SUV at the Detroit Auto Show this week. Ford has brought along their 2008 Escape SUV, which is available with three powertrains: the standard 2.3-liter I-4, or an optional 3.0-liter V-6 and, thankfully, a full hybrid gas-electric version (Sanyo makes the batteries for the Escape hybrids). To eliminate complaints about the transition between all-electric and gasoline power, Ford engineers updated the control system software and it should now be "seamless and

When we brought you the first shots of the 2008 Ford Escape last night, the Escape hybrid photos weren't available yet. That's been rectified, and you can check out more photos of the Ford's hybrid ute painted in Subliminal Message Green after the jump. To recap, the Escape Hybrid is a full hybrid vehicle -- a point Ford gleefully emphasizes in the press release with a (very) thinly veiled shot at GM's "mild" Green Line system seen in the current Saturn Vue and headed to the Aura. Unlike the GM