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The Car Connection procured shots of what looks to be the next Ford Escape (OK, so it says "Escape" right on it.) It'll replace the current CD2-platform model in the 2008 model year, following a shortened 2007-year production run. Most noticable is its brand new face and new, slab-sided comportment — as if it's spent formative years hanging out with its English cousins. Word is, the new Escape will see daylight at New York Auto Show in mid-April. We're not that optimistic.

Spy Shots: '07 Ford Escape [The Car Connection]

Escape to Brazil: Next Ford Small SUV to Be Variant of EcoSport [internal]