The upcoming 2013 Ford Escape will feature a new technology that is guarunteed to impress drivers in the greater Snohomish area and beyond. Yes we understand that it is not something to save you money on gas or a impressive new sound system. But it is something that will come in handy to people who find themselves loading up their liftgate with their hands full.
A new device found within the new 2013 Ford Escape will give drivers the ability to automatically open it simply by performing a swift kicking motion underneath the SUV's rear bumper.
Ford truly has gone out of it's way to make sure that the device performs as expected. As such, they've even released a new video that shows off the ways by which they tested the new automatic liftgate to see if it could ever be triggered by fault or by mistake.
The first test in the video is the dog test. After a game of fetch goes awry when a stick gets thrown under the Escape, a playful dog runs under the parked car's rear bumper to grab it. Happily, an otherwise unfortunate situation is avoided as the rear liftgate doesn't open. And what about when a stray basketball forces a person to run over? Same situation: no trouble at all. Even a powerful shopping car (which isn't featured in the video, but was tested) can't force the automatic liftgate to open by mistake.
What can open it, however, is the aforementioned gesture when the person performing it has the vehicle's keys in their possession. In that instance, it works like a charm.
Ready to learn more about the 2013 Ford Escape? Stay tuned. There's more to come, and Bickford Ford, located at 3100 Bickford Avenue Snohomish, WA, is dedicated to keeping you informed.