Tall1 Posted: 11/2/2009 8:04am PST I hope Ford does not make the mistake of terminating the Escape name and introducing yet another unknown name here like Kuga. So many dollars are spent establishing a brand and vehicle name and when you terminate them and introduce a new name you are starting from scratch. It makes sense if the vehicle you are replacing had an image issue with the public, but many times this is not the case (i.e. Escort, Cavalier, Festiva, Tempo, etc.). OnlyInAmerica Posted: 11/2/2009 9:44am PST According to UAW rank and file, Ford should choose to export from Canada (via CAW) and Mexico rather than here in the US. Ford will remain cost non-competitive for small 'world' vehicle production in the US. Sorry Louisville, looks like Kuga will have to go North.