When you are traveling on the road, you definitely want all of your equipment by your side. The best place for that equipment is around your vehicle’s center console. However, this area is usually limited on space. Always looking to improve the vehicle experience, Ford has found a way to address that issue.
According to a Ford press release, the interior center console of the 2017 Ford Escape will have more room for supplies.
In order to create more room throughout the center console, Ford’s designers created a smaller electronic parking brake.
Once the size of the parking brake was reduced, Ford could increase the remaining cargo room along the center console. The result is a 25% increase in front room storage for Escape passengers.
“That whole center console area is what we call ‘Manhattan real estate’ because it’s valuable,” said Zulf Ali, Ford senior interior designer. “It isn’t a lot of space to work with, but as a designer, those constraints are exciting. It’s a challenge that forces you to be more creative – to ask yourself, ‘OK, how can we get clever with this?’”
For a vehicle that has room for everything that you could ever want or need on the road, the 2017 Ford Escape has you covered!