Ford discontinues 2 models of Escape SUV

October 7, 2011 2:57:33 PM PDT
Ford says it's the end of the line for two versions of the Escape SUV.

The automaker is discontinuing the 6-cylinder and hybrid models of the Escape to concentrate on increasing fuel economy with a smaller, 4-cylinder vehicle.

Three models of the 4-cylinder escape will be available including one equipped with a 1.6 ecoboost motor. Ford says it will get better mileage than the current hybrid Escape.