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Well, this morning I saw a 2009 Escape XLT that had a colourmatched front grille instead of chrome. This is a factory option on the new models right?
 

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i dont think so?
 

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I thought I read somewhere it was an option on the 09's, but can't recall where. Thought it might be a Limited thing?

I can't find it now on build a ford or in the brochoure you can creat online; yet the paint page shows a solid kiwi green.... so somehow it's possible.

I don't get it, to me chrome should represent higher levels in the trim vs body color: xls-body colr, xlt 1/2 chrome, lmt all chrome grill & accessories. But that's just me. Now if it where real chrome, not this plastic junk...
 

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The Front grille was bodycolour, as was the entire front bumper, with NO chrome insert. I didn't have time to see if the back hatch was colourmatched too without a chrome lift handle...
 

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Girlie look? That's bling baby!!! :stop:
 

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08HybridOK said:
... But that's just me. Now if it where real chrome, not this plastic junk...
I think you've got it there. Plastic chrome is the new wood paneling.
 

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RobtRoma said:
Davis137 said:
Well, this morning I saw a 2009 Escape XLT that had a colourmatched front grille instead of chrome. This is a factory option on the new models right?
Are you sure it was an XLT and not a hybrid? On the Ford Website, they show the base Hybrid with color matched grills:



http://www.fordvehicles.com/suvs/escapehybrid/index.asp

http://bp2.forddirect.fordvehicles.com/2009-Ford-EscapeHybrid#page=/Exterior/
Good eye!

You beat me to the punch. I was on earlier and read this posting and couldn't think of why the grill wouldn't be chrome. Then I came to me. But you already posted up! :thumb:
 
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