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Ford Escape Production Increased In January 2024

After getting off to a slow start early last year when a software issue pertaining to its digital instrument cluster was discovered, production of the refreshed 2023 Ford Escape slowly began to ramp up over the remainder of the calendar year. In October, Ford managed to build 20,018 Escape models at the Louisville Assembly plant, which was 1,219 units or 6.5 percent more than August, though that figure dropped all the way down to 8,618 units in November before rebounding to 13,736 units in December. That trend continued in January as Ford Escape production increased yet again to kick off the new year, according to Ford’s latest sales report.

Last month, Ford Escape production at the Louisville Assembly plant totaled 15,723 units, which is 1,987 units or nearly 14.5 percent more than December, notably. That’s also the Escape’s highest production total since October 2023, which is a good sign for the crossover moving forward.

For the 2024 model year, the Escape is only being treated to a few minor updates following its 2023 refresh, as is typically the case. For starters, the Base trim has become a fleet-only offering, leaving the new Active model as the entry-level offering in the lineup. Additionally, the SecuriCode keyless entry keypad has been dropped (but is still available as a dealer-installed option), and the factory navigation option has been reduced from three years to one.

Meanwhile, the 2024 Ford Escape is gaining just one new exterior paint color for the new model year – Race Red – which is exclusively available on the new Active and Base trims. However, this new color comes at the cost of two other color options that have been deleted from the lineup as part of the model year changeover – Cinnabar Red Metallic and Atlas Blue Metallic.

We’ll have more production figures to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Escape news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Thomas

    Kuga drops in the ranking because the offer does not include a petrol engine with an automatic transmission (There is only an expensive hybrid)
    Gentlemen, why is there no 1.5 engine with an automatic transmission in Europe???!!!


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