Ford to unify its compact SUV lineup on a global basis

2011 Detroit: Ford Vertrek Concept

No surprise to us but Ford’s CEO Alan Mulally has confirmed that the Euro-design Vertrek Concept will give the company ‘a great opportunity’ to unify its two C-segment SUVs – the Kuga and the Escape.

The next-generation Ford Escape and Kuga will hit the markets in mid to late 2012 and both will adopt the look of the Vertrek Concept.

The Kuga will take the look of the Vertrek and get larger rear-seat and luggage capacity. Ford’s U.S. Escape, which is long overdue for a redesign, will also follow a similar plan.

The unification of both models is the latest move in Mulally’s ‘One Ford’ plan.

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Ford Vertrek Concept:

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar