We finally have a release date for the next generation Ford Escape. Ford has sneakily announced that the EcoBoost-powered Escape will make its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, in a press release about paint colors, of all things.

The new Escape will be the latest in Ford CEO Allan Mullay's One Ford plan. The next-gen Escape is supposed to replace both the North American Escape, and the European Kuga. We expect the new Escape to borrow heavily from the Vertrek Concept from the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

According to Ford, when the new Escape debuts in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show it'll be wearing a new paint color called "Ginger Ale," which as apparently, "named for its energy and refreshing qualities." Why bother with the paint? A new Escape packing the EcoBoost mill from the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and looking like Vertrek Concept should bring plenty of "energy" and "refreshing qualities" to the aging Escape.

Source: Ford