Escape-Central   
Home View your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Registration is free! Calendar Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search  
Escape-Central : Powered by Spinforums Escape-Central >
PERSONALIZE your Escape!
> Escape - Tribute PHOTOS! > LAND ROVER FREELANDER vs ESCAPE
Pages (3): [1] 2 3 »   Last Thread   Next Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Post A Reply

Guest

Registered: Not Yet
Location:
Posts: N/A

LAND ROVER FREELANDER vs ESCAPE


Here is the Land Rover Freelander. I've seen it a few times at some auto shows and it really does look a lot like an Escape (in both size and design). Now that Ford owns Land Rover, I would think that they will use the same underbody for these 2 SUVS in the future.

LAND ROVER'S OUTLANDER FROM THE AUTO SHOW

:cool: MichaelB

Report this post to a moderator |

Old Post 04-27-2001 10:57 PM
Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote

Guest

Registered: Not Yet
Location:
Posts: N/A

Re: LAND ROVER FREELANDER vs ESCAPE


Was that designed before or after Escape. Do you know if the Land Rovers be sold here in the US or what they cost?


Bright Red Escape I found online today

Report this post to a moderator |

Old Post 04-29-2001 08:27 PM
Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote

Guest

Registered: Not Yet
Location:
Posts: N/A

Freelander not free


The Freelander is supposed to be sold here in the US starting this fall and according to Motor Trend magazine it will cost $25,000 to $30,000. They are sold in England right now and will be imported.

Report this post to a moderator |

Old Post 05-01-2001 09:33 PM
Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote

Guest

Registered: Not Yet
Location:
Posts: N/A

Landrover Freelander & Ford Escape


The Landrover Freelander was designed by Jerry McGovern who now works for Ford. The Freelander was a co-opertative design initiative between Honda and the then (now defunct) Rover Group. The CRV & Freelander share the same basic platform and door skins - that's where the similarity ends. The Freelander was penned well before the Escape/Tribute twins were thought of. Although now that Ford own Landrover outright - it has been touted that these three models will probably share the same platform by 2004-5.
It would be interesting to find out if Jerry McGovern had any input in the Escapes design due to the similarity of the front ends of both the vehicles.


Report this post to a moderator |

Old Post 06-01-2001 06:52 AM
Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote

Guest

Registered: Not Yet
Location:
Posts: N/A

Re: Landrover Freelander & Ford Escape


Is this guy in Dearborn or England now that Ford owns LandRover? Did he have any input into the Honda CRV? It also has a very "blocky" kind of front end (one of its best features).

Report this post to a moderator |

Old Post 06-02-2001 02:44 AM
Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote

Guest

Registered: Not Yet
Location:
Posts: N/A

Re: Landrover Freelander & Ford Escape


Looking at those pictures (the ones of the yellow Land Rover above) it's hard to believe that the Escape and Land Rover are not the same vehicle underneath. This looks more like an Escape than a Tribute does --and they are the same Suv underneath.

Report this post to a moderator |

Old Post 06-02-2001 04:53 AM
Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote

Guest

Registered: Not Yet
Location:
Posts: N/A

Posting pictures here


If I wanted to post some pictures here, could someone tell me how I would do it? Thanks.

Report this post to a moderator |

Old Post 06-06-2001 11:18 PM
Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote

Guest

Registered: Not Yet
Location:
Posts: N/A

Re: Landrover Freelander & Ford Escape


Jerry McGovern had no imput into the CRV apart from the platform design which was shared between the CRV and Freelander. Japanese stylists took over from there as far as the CRV's concerned. McGovern now works for Fords Premier Auto Group (Lincoln, Jaguar, Landrover, Volvo) but I'm still not sure if he had any input in the Escape.

Report this post to a moderator |

Old Post 06-13-2001 05:05 AM
Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote

Guest

Registered: Not Yet
Location:
Posts: N/A

Land Rover/Freelander


Have been in Scotland for a month,just got back today. Saw lots of the new Rovers there.A friend there has one, only major difference I can see is the Rover has a diesel available.The fit and finish is no different than the Escape. The interior is not quite as sporty, and it has no plastic trim on the doors, only the wheel wells, and bumpers.All and all,it looks like a VERY similar,and overpriced vehicle compared to our Escapes. Much less room in the cargo area behind the seat,and spare tire is mounted outside.Besides all that, they got the steering wheel on the wrong side!!!!
Happy to be back on the right side of the road ,Mac

Report this post to a moderator |

Old Post 06-17-2001 03:46 AM
Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote

Guest

Registered: Not Yet
Location:
Posts: N/A

Ford & Land Rover Freelander


The plans are for Ford to combine the Land Rover Freelander platform with the Escape design from what I read in Road & Track. This was the issue that had pictures of the Escape and the Land Rover at the car shows earlier this year so it was in the magazine about 3 months ago. One of the pictures above was also in the mag.

Report this post to a moderator |

Old Post 06-20-2001 12:36 PM
Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Escape2k4
1st Gear

Registered: Oct 2003
Location:
Posts: 58

landrover sucks

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

Escape2k4 is offline Old Post 10-21-2003 10:12 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for Escape2k4 Find more posts by Escape2k4 Add Escape2k4 to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Escape2k4
1st Gear

Registered: Oct 2003
Location:
Posts: 58

escape ****in rules!!!!!!!!but the merc mariner will be better!!!!!!!!!!!

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

Escape2k4 is offline Old Post 10-21-2003 10:14 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for Escape2k4 Find more posts by Escape2k4 Add Escape2k4 to your buddy list Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
SullyND
Guest

Registered: Not Yet
Location:
Posts: N/A

quote:
Originally posted by Escape2k4
landrover sucks


What a truely enlightened post.


Welcome to the board.

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

Old Post 10-21-2003 10:15 PM
Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
SullyND
Guest

Registered: Not Yet
Location:
Posts: N/A

quote:
Originally posted by Escape2k4
escape ****in rules!!!!!!!!but the merc mariner will be better!!!!!!!!!!!


This post is even better. Pure Genius.

Report this post to a moderator | IP: Logged

Old Post 10-21-2003 10:16 PM
Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
All times are GMT. The time now is 03:52 PM. Post New Thread    Post A Reply
 Pages (3): [1] 2 3 » Last Thread   Next Thread
[ Show a Printable Version | Email This Page to Someone! | Receive updates to this thread ]

Forum Jump:
 

Forum Rules:
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
HTML code is OFF
vB code is ON
Smilies are ON
[IMG] code is ON
 

Copyright 2002 Escape-Central.com. All rights reserved. Board logo designed by Jen2002TBXLT. Disclaimer: Escape-Central.com is a personal site and is not affiliated in any way with the Ford Motor Company. Escape-central.com is not responsible for errors or opinions expressed on this web site. You should verify any and all information obtained or linked to from this website with your local Ford Dealer.


< Contact Us - Escape-Central.com >

Spinforums: Let's Drive!
Copyright ©2000, 2001, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.