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AUTOMOTION

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012

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Get a grip: winter tires are not enough (NC)—Scraping snow and ice off your car each morning, driving in the dark, and sitting in traffic – it’s no surprise that so many Canadians dread driving in the winter. While snow tires can help to increase traction, they are only one weapon in your driving arsenal against Old Man Winter. Dave Minor, a vice president with TD Insurance, provides his list of necessary tools to have on hand while driving in the snow this winter: Windshield washer fluid and winter wiper blades – On a snowy or slushy day, it’s easy to use up a few litres of fluid trying to keep your windshield clear and visibility high. Keep some extra fluid in the car in case you run out while on the road. Good wiper blades prevent snow and ice from building up and affecting their performance.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012 PAGE 3

Redesigned Escape nets fun, spacious crossover Al Beeber, Lethbridge Herald Canadian Press

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — If change is good, a total redesign should be even better in the automotive world. In the case of Ford’s Escape compact crossover, a complete makeover has transformed a competent crossover into something magnificent. Gone is the boxy yesterday shape of the old Escape, in is a sleek and sexy aerodynamic design with a resemblance to the redesigned Focus. Riding on a wheelbase 2.8 inches longer than the old Escape with a total length increase of 3.4 inches, the 2013 Escape is also 1.3 inches wider. And while the interior doesn’t look or feel any bigger than the old model, the Escape’s dimensions are still generous for its class with 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear split folding bench seat and 67.8 cubic feet with that bench folded. Legroom in the back row for three adult-sized passengers — who will sit comfortably there — is a generous 36.8 inches with

plenty of space to slide feet under the front seats. While the exterior looks sporty, the interior pays homage to modern technology and environmental awareness. Many recycled materials are used inside, including the carpet which is made of fibres from recycled plastic bottles. Seat cushions and head restraints use polyurethane foam made from the oils of plant seeds such as soybeans. Environmental awareness is also showcased outside the Escape which Ford says is 10 per cent more aerodynamic than before. The new Escape employs active grille shutters in some models that reduce drag “caused by air travelling through the radiator’’ when closed, says Ford. Fuel economy has been given a boost by the employment of two new turbocharged EcoBoost engines in addition to a 2.5-litre, 168- horsepower, inline four that is available only in the base model. The first EcoBoost is a 1.6-litre engine cranking out 173 hp on regular fuel and 178 hp on premium gas. The other EcoBoost is a 2.0- litre powerplant generating

231 hp on regular gas and 240 hp on premium. All engines are mated to a sixspeed automatic transmission. The 1.6 is the engine in the Escape SE tester. The SE is one of four available Escape models and provides a perfect balance of luxury and economy. Standard features include heated cloth driver and front passenger seats, 17-inch alloy wheels, SYNC voice-activated communications and entertainment system, a sixspeaker sound system with Sirius Satellite radio, fog lamps and a 110-volt power outlet. The tester includes an optional equipment package that includes dual electronic climate control, black side rails and roof rack crossbars, a tonneau cover and cargo management system. Price is a mere $31,949. Standard features on this white unit include a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with redundant audio controls and speed-sensitive volume control, remote keyless entry, tire pressure monitoring system, compass, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction control and stability control.

The gauge and instrument layout is modern with a 4.2-inch LCD display providing a variety of useful information including average fuel economy which can be accessed quickly from the steering wheel. It also has an 8.2-inch LCD touch screen that can be used to change radio stations or do other chores. SYNC is user-friendly and intuitive with a short learning curve. The tester also has MyKey which lets the owner program separate keys for other drivers that will enforce limits on functions including speed and volume — perfect for keeping young drivers on a short leash. For drivers who have concerns about a smallish 1.6-litre engine, trust me when I say this EcoBoost is all the motor the Escape needs. With 184 lb. ft. of torque at foot, the Escape romps from a start. At cruising speeds, the Escape is quiet and serene with the engine clearly not under any stress. In passing situations, the Escape pulls like it was powered by a V8. The seating position in the Escape — in fact, the driver’s seat, for that matter — is second

to none with a good view and easy reach of all controls. The seats are made for all-day comfort and with five settings, the seat heaters will take a bite out of the coldest winter day. Frisky on the highway, exceptionally maneouvrable around town, the new Escape is a crossover that is going to attract legions of new fans. For those who want stuff like a hands-free power liftgate, accessible by puttng a foot under the rear bumper, more expensive Escapes are also available. Features such as blindspot monitoring and active park assist that backs up the Escape for the driver, certainly have value and will attract shoppers. A crosstraffic alert lets drivers know about nearby traffic when backing out of a parking spot, handy for the mall. Buyers who appreciate quality sound can also choose in some models a 10-speaker Sony audio system that cranks out 355 watts. Regardless of the model, the Escape offers buyers a fun, spacious and accommodating crossover for adventures near and far.

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AUTOMOTION

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012

Honda gets a do over; revamps Civic with lightning speed to upgrade appearance and performance By Tom Krisher And Dee-Ann Durbin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Honda has made a quick U-turn. Just 19 months after its Civic compact hit showrooms and was slammed by critics, the company has revamped the car, giving it a sportier look and upgrading the interior. It’s an unusual and costly doover. But Honda — among the auto industry’s most highlyregarded brands — was worried the car’s flaws would hurt sales and market share, analysts say. The 2013 version goes on sale Thursday, and Honda has given it a sportier profile, replaced its chintzy dashboard and made the ride quieter. The revamp comes to market in about half the time it normally takes, and shows just how concerned Honda is about falling behind rivals. “The new consumer coming to the marketplace looking for a compact car doesn’t think the Civic is a slam-dunk anymore,’’

says Jesse Toprak, vice-president of market intelligence for the TrueCar.com auto pricing website. The company misjudged the small-car market when it rolled out the Civic in April of last year, analysts say. Small-car buyers used to tolerate cheap materials, noisy interiors, and boxy styling just to get high gas mileage. But they now expect their gas-sippers to have a quiet ride, crisp handling and plush seating. The 2012 Civic lacked those refinements. It was so noisy, for example, that “I kept trying to put the windows up,’’ recalls IHS Automotive analyst Rebecca Lindland, who says that competition caught Honda off-guard. To be sure, criticism of the 2012 Civic hasn’t dented demand. Sales of the car have risen to 255,000 through October, up 39 per cent from last year. The car has passed the aging Toyota Corolla and the Chevrolet Cruze to become the nation’s top-selling compact.

But the increase came mainly because Civics were in short supply last year following an earthquake in Japan. Loyal customers delayed purchases until the Civic returned, Toprak says. The Civic also is selling well because of discounts, he says. Dealers are knocking about $2,500 off the sticker price to clear out 2012 models. Civic discounts usually run about $500. Without changes to the car, Honda probably would keep longtime customers, but it wouldn’t attract new ones. “They will eventually start bleeding market share,’’ Toprak says. When Honda began to develop the 2012 Civic years earlier, competitors still were putting out blase compacts aimed at budgetconscious buyers. But as gas prices rose, consumers shifted to smaller vehicles. At the same time, companies like Hyundai rolled out sleek, quiet compacts with amenities once reserved for the

luxury class. Shortly after the 2012 Civic went on sale, in the spring of 2011, the influential magazine Consumer Reports refused to give it a coveted “Recommended Buy.’’ The magazine’s chief auto tester said that the car was a step backward, and it appeared Honda tried to save money by using cheaper parts. Company executives get prickly when asked if criticism was the reason they moved so fast to update the Civic. They’ll say only that they wanted to keep the car ahead of the competition. “We’re not reacting to negative criticisms,’’ says Art St. Cyr, Honda’s chief product planner in the U.S. He says that Honda started revamping the Civic even before the 2012 model came out. “We weren’t embarrassed. We weren’t trying to make excuses for what we were doing.’’ See HONDA, Page 7

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Continued from Page 6 Yet Honda did something startling with the 2013 model. Instead of making a few cosmetic changes that normally come in the middle of a car’s life, the company did an overhaul. It added insulation to cut engine noise, put in thicker glass to reduce wind, and made the brakes larger to stop the car faster. The seat

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