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Ford Escape Production Increased In March 2024

Following a bit of a slow start last year due to a software issue with the crossover’s digital instrument cluster, production of the 2023 Ford Escape at the Louisville Assembly plant ramped up quite a bit through the remainder of the year. Production of the 2024 model year Ford Escape began in November, which caused a bit of a dip, though things rebounded in December and continued to grow in January, reaching 15,723 units. That trend continued in February, and even more so in March, according to Ford’s Q1 sales report.

2023 Ford Escape

In February, Ford Escape production at the Louisville Assembly plant totaled 15,472 units, which was a mere 251 units or roughly 1.6 percent percent fewer than January. However, that situation improved quite a bit in March, as Ford managed to build 18,368 Escape crossovers last month, which is 2,896 units or 18.7 percent more than February.

For the 2024 model year, the Escape has only been 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 from the lineup (but is still available as a dealer-installed option), and the factory navigation option has been reduced from three years to one.

2023 Ford Escape

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 fleet-only Base trim. 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 ongoing 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. Jerry acker

    Will Ford Escape ever be provided with a rear hatch door that allows separate window opening as they used to open?

  2. Gary.virginia

    Honda sells twice as many CRV. Why jim Farley? If ford gives up on the escape they will just fail and give up on the next.


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