The new escape the "maverick"

dave989dave989 Member Posts: 21
edited March 2014 in Ford
Living in detroit and having family who work for ford i get to see a lot of new things i just recently when i was at the Comerica Bank saw a new small SUV from ford called the Maverick i could of sworn it was a Escape cause it had the same body i think this might be the lincolns version of the escape maybe? I dont know it had the manufactures plate on it to.I wish i had a camera to show you a picture of it. Regardless i think the next generation car thats going to succeed the Escape will be called the Maverick this is kind of odd being that it should have an E name but thats what i saw

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  • vcjumpervcjumper Member Posts: 1,110
    Maybe thats a Mercury version of the Escape.
  • a_l_hubcapsa_l_hubcaps Member Posts: 518
    The Maverick is the European version of the Escape. Don't know what it was doing over here. The Mercury version of the Escape (upcoming 2005) is the Mariner.

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  • jchan2jchan2 Member Posts: 4,956
    is a European version of the Ford Escape/ Mercury Mariner/ Mazda Tribute.
  • rsnservorsnservo Member Posts: 3
    I know of at least one person on another Escape forum who described how he de-badged his Escape and re-badged it with Maverick emblems. Perhaps you saw his vehicle.
  • nvbankernvbanker Member Posts: 7,285
    I suppose reviving the Maverick name in the Mercury division may not be wise yet, but it's probably a great name for the European version. I had forgotten about the Maverick as a name!
  • jchan2jchan2 Member Posts: 4,956
    Why won't it be unwise to revive the name for Mercury? It fits the aliteration system Bill Ford is using for the brands.
  • nvbankernvbanker Member Posts: 7,285
    Well, it's hard to find an original Maverick on the road today, so unless you're over 40, you probably won't know what it is anyway. Maybe you're right! Maybe it would work. I'd like it better than "Milan"..... Remember though, Mercury is becoming the "women's division of Ford" with Elena Ford in charge, and Maverick may not sell to the softer gender.....
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 15,681
    was a ford, not a mercury, to start with. otoh, mercury maverick? might work, but doubt it, mercury owners aren't ususally mavericks.
    they might have started driving in one, though. :)
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  • nvbankernvbanker Member Posts: 7,285
    When I married my wife, she had a Mercury Comet, the Mercury version of the Maverick. I think the revival of the Maverick name has been suggested due to alliteration only. The last Maverick was made in 77, so maybe it's been long enough to bring it back as a Mercury this time.

    The Zephyr is being considered as a new Lincoln, more than that, I think they're gonna build it. It was a name that started out as a cheap Lincoln. But in the 80's it became a Mercury. Now it's going to be a Lincoln again. The names can cross over division lines I guess.
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