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Per­fectly poised and ready for any­thing, the new Ford Es­cape ST-Line is all about ver­sa­til­ity, fun and ad­ven­ture. Ramp up your week­end and let the sporty new SUV take you from bal­let prac­tice to birth­day par­ties, beach mis­sions and be­yond

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Mum life is hec­tic – and even more so on the week­end, when play dates are para­mount, and bal­let prac­tice means an early start. Throw into the mix a su­per­mar­ket mis­sion, birth­day party and Sun­day af­ter­noon trip to the beach and you’re set for a jam-packed week­end nav­i­gat­ing the ur­ban jun­gle. So when it comes to get­ting to where you need to be in com­fort and style, the new Ford Es­cape ST-Line Eco­Boost AWD makes a per­fect ad­di­tion to the fam­ily.

Bold, sporty and re­fined, the Es­cape ST-Line stands out from the crowd. With unique 19-inch al­loy wheels matched to the front grille, fog-lamp sur­rounds and roof rails, this is a com­pact SUV that’s all about fun and ad­ven­ture, wrapped up in safety and com­fort.

Ev­ery as­pect of the Es­cape ST-Line is de­signed to make life eas­ier. With com­fort­able room for up to five, plus am­ple lug­gage space and ver­sa­tile 60/40 split rear seats, you’re set for any­where the road takes you.

In the driver’s seat, the Es­cape ST-Line’s cabin is uber-com­fort­able, with a stylish new leather com­bi­na­tion trim and de­tailed red stitch­ing.

Driver- and pas­sen­ger-friendly, the Es­cape STLine’s slightly re­cessed 8-inch touch­screen is home to the SYNC®3 in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem. SYNC®3 is smart and sim­ple – with en­hanced voice con­trol and up­dated com­mands, even the kids can have a turn talk­ing to it. Easy to con­nect to, sim­ply in­te­grate your smart­phone through Ap­ple Carplay™ and An­droid Auto™ for hands-free con­trol.

What’s un­der the hood? The Es­cape ST-Line’s 2.0L Eco­Boost en­gine com­bines tur­bocharg­ing and di­rect in­jec­tion tech­nol­ogy to max­imise power while also help­ing you save on fuel costs. With 178Kw of power, there’s a sat­is­fy­ing surge in power when your foot hits the ac­cel­er­a­tor.

Nab­bing a spot in the su­per­mar­ket carpark can be tough enough, with­out the added stress of fig­ur­ing out how you’re go­ing to squeeze into it. Ac­tive Park As­sist is your park­ing an­gel – it lo­cates and parks the Es­cape ST-Line in both par­al­lel and per­pen­dic­u­lar spa­ces (you sim­ply op­er­ate the gears and brakes) and ma­noeu­vres you out if needed.

And when it comes time to shove all your gro­ceries and good­ies in the back, the Es­cape STLine’s su­per-roomy boot is your new best friend.

With ac­cess to 1,603 litres of cargo space, fit­ting the week­end su­per­mar­ket shop along­side kids’ scoot­ers, bikes, bal­let totes and swim bags is a breeze.

Kids in the car means end­less song, snack and ‘I Spy’ re­quests – a per­fect storm of dis­trac­tion. The Es­cape ST-Line’s Ac­tive City Safe col­li­sion avoid­ance is a handy in­tu­itive brak­ing sys­tem to pre­vent any red-faced nose-to-tail sce­nar­ios.

En route to a birth­day party at Jump, the Es­cape ST-Line’s Auto Stop-Start shuts down the en­gine when you’re stopped at the lights. If the kids are rest­less, pump up their favourite tunes on the qual­ity 9-speaker stereo sys­tem for the per­fect dis­trac­tion.

Hill start ahead? No drama – take your foot off the brake pedal and Hill Launch As­sist holds the brakes for a few sec­onds, giv­ing you plenty of time to smoothly ac­cel­er­ate away. In ad­di­tion, the Es­cape ST-Line’s Cruise Con­trol and Blind Spot In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem driver as­sist fea­tures give you the peace of mind you need to fo­cus on the drive.

For week­end fam­ily get­aways, the Es­cape STLine has a unique torque vec­tor­ing sys­tem, which means con­fi­dent han­dling on un­fa­mil­iar roads. Ru­ral ter­rain and gravel roads are a cinch with the Es­cape ST-Line’s in­tel­li­gent AWD sys­tem, which ad­justs the wheel torque ev­ery 16 mil­lisec­onds for greater con­trol in chal­leng­ing con­di­tions.

With a 5-Star ANCAP Safety Rat­ing and suite of safety and driv­ing as­sists, the Es­cape ST-Line is an ideal small-fam­ily ve­hi­cle. Now re­leased in NZ, the Ford Es­cape ST-line is avail­able to test drive to­day.

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