I'd be interested.
Don't know if this is a picture of the actual car, but it's with the blog.
What would it take for Ford to get you interested in a new Escort? In its heyday, the Escort was quite popular, but managed to build up a bundle of negative brand equity. In less than three years, Ford reportedly hopes to woo Escort buyers back with a 100 mpg plug-in hybrid model. Numbers like that would certainly get some interest, and give competitors like GM's Volt and Toyota's Prius plenty to think about. And if the 2011 Escort looks anything like the renderings on Next Energy News, it should be able to make lots of money for Ford.
According to the report at Next Energy, the new Escort would be a single mode hybrid more like Toyota's drivetrain instead of the dual-mode system GM and Chrysler are developing. But the new car would be a brand new platform for Ford, and wouldn't be built using another company's proven hybrid system.
Ford's hybrid would likely utilize A123 Systems nanophosphate lithium-Ion batteries, which are also being used by the Saturn Aura and Chevy Volt.
[Source: Next Energy News via GM Inside News]
CURRENT: 2000 Black ZX2 S/R -- Short shifter, 21 RSB, STB, UDP 1997 White Escort LX Sport -- Stock
PAST: 2002 Atlantic Blue ZX2 -- POTS, NGPO, Iceman, Borla, 21 RSB 2000 Yellow ZX2 S/R -- Esslinger UDP, ODP, IAT/ECT pot, ported mani/TB (thanks Drew!), 21 RSB "Not bad for an Escort."
that article is like a year old, but i never saw it before.. still pretty cool
Looks more like what a Focus would be, not a escort.
as long as they make a 2-door model, I might be interested
I think it looks good. But I hate the hybrid cars that are coming out. Just more junk to go wrong in a car.
I would take it. Grant it I can get 43 out of the ZX2, but 100 would be worth it.
98 Black MTX (no options) retired at 339k miles. Powder UDP, Kamikaze header, 19mm RSB,Fidanza flywheel, progress springs/SR struts, Otter strut bar.
02 black MTX (loaded) 127k miles. MMI intake, LXQ1. Waiting for warm weather to swap the rest from the 98.
I'd rock it. It seems pretty escortish to me.
[06-05, 04:19] AtlanticblueZX2 [05-05, 23:15] corby_pants i have a labret through my dickhole
[06-05, 04:19] AtlanticblueZX2 corby has a labret through his mouth?
it looks like a next gen focus but it would be cool to see a turbo model.
k&n intake, jba header, magnaflow direct fit cat, msd coil pack, zxtuner lowering springs, corksport strut bar, zxtuner short shifter, zxtuner front drilled rotors, ford racing 9mm spark wires, S/R gauge cluster w/ governor override box
what Ford really needs is another 2 door sporty non-hatch like the zx2..with some smooth lines..none of that focus'y straight lines BS.
2000 S/R FSP build: APC shift knob, LED tails, zx2 sticker on the rear bumper, Silverstar headlights, blue spark plug wires, optima red top battery, Magnaflow muffler, and some lowering springs.
ya...def. needs to be 2door
02 zx2 - CAI, Progressive springs, daily driver.
97 Eclipse GS - CAI, Konig rims, Wifes Daily.
91 Turbo 240sx - Gone
98 Turbo zx2 - Gone
they wont cause Ford always does the opposite of what the customers really want in america. Ford will or may have plans on makin a next gen zx2 but it will be only in UK or somewhere other than here.
Why? There's a lot more room with hatch, it's better for subs, and the body lines are so much better on a good hatch. Observe:
Good looking body
Horrible looking body:
closest I found to a side shot but you can still get the idea.
and a moment of silence for my 911 post......... no joking there.
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