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This is the secret to adding major street appeal to your home

Perfectly poised and ready for anything, the new Ford Escape ST-Line is the perfect addition to your driveway. From ballet practice to birthday parties, beach missions and beyond, it’s easy to choose your own adventure with this sporty new SUV

This is the secret to adding major street appeal to your home

When it comes to street appeal, first impressions count. A well-groomed hedge, freshly painted fence and tidy garden path are all easy and obvious ways to ensure your home gets lots of street cred. Your driveway, or what lives in it, is actually the secret to giving your home that competitive edge.

Bold, sporty and refined, the new Ford Escape ST-Line EcoBoost AWD stands out from the crowd and is the perfect addition to your home.

This stylish new SUV is like an extension of your interior style and makes it easy to showcase your personality when you’re out on the road.

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. 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 ST-Line’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 ST-Line’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 ST-Line 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.

For more information, visit ford.co.nz

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