Ford Adds Mercury Mariner to Hybrid List

Ford Hybrid Escape

Ford’s third hybrid-engine vehi­cle will be the 2007 Mer­cury Mariner crossover. The automaker’s first hybrid–the Ford Escape SUV–debuts late this sum­mer fol­lowed by a mid­sized sedan built on the Mazda6 archi­tec­ture. Ford is pay­ing roy­al­ties to Toy­ota for hybrid parts, but is work­ing on its own in-house ver­sion.