The new Escape, which goes on sale in May, will be the first Ford vehicle available with all-new SYNC Connect technology, making the ownership experience easier through vehicle features such as remote start and door locking via the new FordPass platform. Escape will also be first to offer SYNC 3 featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The 2017 Ford Escape is being built at Ford's Louisville Assembly plant, a sprawling 3.7-million-square-foot facility that houses 4,722 hourly employees, 247 salaried workers and 20.1 miles of assembly conveyor. It is one of Ford’s highest-volume production facilities in the world, capable of manufacturing up to six different vehicles at any time. Ford says most vehicles built at Louisville wear an Escape badge.
You can learn more about Ford's Sync 3 and Apple CarPlay integration here.