Ford Delays Escape Hybrid SUV Production To 2021 Over Fire Incidents With Related Model
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is delaying the production of its Escape hybrid plug-in SUV to 2021 after similar vehicles were recalled in Europe due to adverse incidents with a similar model, Bloomberg reported Monday.
What Happened: The hybrid vehicle’s production was slated to start in spring but was postponed to summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the manufacturing is being moved to next year, according to Bloomberg.
The postponement reportedly takes place as the Detroit-based automaker reviews its European model Kuga SUV, which shares parts with the Escape — including battery and engine.