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Ford Escape Production Decreased In April 2024

Following its mid-cycle refresh for the 2023 model year, production of the Ford Escape at the Louisville Assembly plant has ramped up mostly as planned, save for a short pause due to an issue discovered early in that process related to the crossover’s digital instrument cluster. Production of the 2024 model year Ford Escape began in November, which caused a bit of a dip in that regard, though things bounced back in December before production increased through the first quarter of the year. However, that trend didn’t continue in April.

According to FoMoCo’s April sales report, Ford Escape production at the Louisville plant declined by 2,580 units or right at 14 percent to 15,788 units versus March’s total of 18,368. This breaks a multi-month streak of production increases for the Escape, perhaps more notably, as it kicked off the year with 15,723 units built in January before growing by 1.6 percent in February to 15,472 units, and then increasing by a significant 18.7 percent in March.

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.

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 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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