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Ford Escape Vignale Will Sit Atop The Escape Hierarchy

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A new high-end version of the all-new Ford Escape is coming. The vehicle is the Ford Escape Vignale, and it is the flagship model with high levels of equipment and technology as standard. Ford had announced a little over a month ago that the vehicle would land in Australian showrooms starting in Q3 2020 when the remainder of the Escape line lands. Now that the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged Ford production all across the world, it’s unclear if that timeline will hold.

Whenever the Ford Escape Vignale does land, the vehicle has significant levels of equipment and features. The Vignale will feature the same engine that the lower level Escape SUVs offer with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that makes 183 kw and 387 Nm of torque in the market. That engine will be paired with an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission that Ford says is designed for drivability and performance. Combined fuel economy for both the front-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive versions of the vehicle with the EcoBoost engine is 8.6L/100km.

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Standard equipment for the Vignale includes the following:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Dynamic Brake Support
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Blind Spot Detection (BLIS)
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Driver Impairment Monitor
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Cruise Control with adjustable speed limiter
  • Wireless Smartphone Charging
  • Head-up display
  • Advanced keyless entry
  • Heated leather-wrap steering wheel
  • Leather accented seating
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s chair
  • 10-way power-adjustable front passenger’s chair
  • Heated front seating
  • Heated rear seating (left and right passenger seats)
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Head-up display
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • 180-degree rear-view camera
  • Advanced Automated Park Assist

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Vignale buyers get a unique rear diffuser and chrome front fascia along with standard 19-inch alloy wheels. Buyers can also get optional 20-inch alloy wheels only available on the Vignale. Also exclusive are glare-free, self-leveling LED quad-projector headlights with dynamic bending are exclusive to the high-end version. Buyers get to choose from six colors, including a unique Blue Panther shade only offered on the Vignale.

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. And guess who doesn’t get the Vignale trim, that’s right the good old U.S of A. It’s so crazy it seems like we get screwed out of the good stuff all the time and countries like Europe and Aussie get all of the good stuff that Ford has to offer. I seriously wish i knew the person responsible for the decisions made at Ford. I wish I could actually sit down and talk with the decision making group and redirect them.

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