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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