The full-size pickup segment has never been so competitive. A brand-new Chevy Silverado, a heavily revised Ram and a refreshed Toyota Tundra are tantalizing options, and then there’s an aluminum-body F-150 waiting in the wings. But fixin’ for a fight, Nissan is throwing its 10-gallon hat into the rodeo ring with a brand-new Titan. Continue Reading...
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With 57 modified cars representing Ford at the 2013 SEMA Show, it’s no surprise that its best-selling model will be present… and in a big way! Continue Reading...
The Ford F-Series pickup truck is one of the most successful vehicles of all time, having sold its 33-millionth unit to a long-time Ford customer in Plano, Texas. Continue Reading...
The sales numbers are in for April 2013, and we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best-selling cars for last month. Kicking off the list is the Hyundai Elantra with a starting MSRP of $16,965. The compact model from the Korean automaker saw 45.2 percent more sales this year than last in the month… Continue Reading...
2012 was the best-selling year for automakers since 2007, marking the third year in a row that sales have increased. So now is a great time to look back at the best-selling vehicles from last year. Coming in 10th place with 261,008 units sold is the Ford Escape which was updated for the 2013 model… Continue Reading...
Ford is on track to sell 2.2-million vehicles in the U.S. this year, marking its second straight year topping the 2-million mark and being the only brand in America to do so. Continue Reading...
Ford of Canada has made history this year, selling more than 100,000 trucks in 2012, making it the first automaker to ever do so in Canada. Continue Reading...
Things are looking up for automakers in the United States. All told sales topped 1.1 million new cars and trucks in November. That’s nearly a 15 percent increase compared to the same month in 2011. Year-to-date sales eclipsed 13 million units, an improvement of almost 14 percent compared to the same time period last year. Continue Reading...
The Ford F-150 has been updated for 2013, getting a fresh new nose and some new technology and interior appointments. Continue Reading...
The pickup truck is an icon that embodies the working spirit. It’s every blue collar employee’s calling card and farmer’s best friend. Truck buyers grow especially close to their vehicles as trucks are a key tool in earning a living, depending on them to last through days and years of service. Continue Reading...
Last month we reported the top 10 cars with the highest percentage of female owners, and now we have a less-than-surprising list of top 10 cars with the highest percentage of male buyers. The list is courtesy InsideLine with the data provided by Polk and reflects total purchases made last year in 2011. Coming in at number… Continue Reading...
The numbers are always changing and a new list of the Top 10 best-selling vehicles in history, compiled by 24/7 Wall St. has a new model on top. There are some surprises on the list, but for the most part it all makes sense. Whether they’ve been in production for a long time or… Continue Reading...
Reports are coming in that Ford‘s next-generation F-Series full size pickups will be using plenty of aluminum panels in order to save weight. Ford is working adamantly to comply with fuel economy standards that continue to become more stringent. Due in 2014, the new F-Series trucks will have aluminum doors and fenders, which is a… Continue Reading...
Men in the U.S. went big, brawny and sporty in 2011 – that is, when it came to the kind of vehicles they bought this past year. According to J.D. Power’s Power Information Network (PIN) real-time transaction data, men leaned towards sports cars and pickup trucks in the first 11 months of 2011. In fact,… Continue Reading...
An automatic transmission defect initiated a recall for 2011 Ford F-150, 2012 F-250, F-350,F-450 and F-550 pickup trucks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 16,091 examples of Ford trucks may suffer a problematic brake shift interlock switch. This defect may allow the transmission to shift out of park without the need of… Continue Reading...
Ford announced that they are investing $446 million into their Sao Bernardo do Campo plant near Sao Paulo, Brazil towards the production of a new global vehicle. Unfortunately Ford didn’t announce any more details in regards to the new model, but it will likely be something geared toward’s Brazil’s emerging middle class. The Sao Benardo… Continue Reading...
While automakers and outside research firms publish sales figures and earnings reports on a regular basis, one metric we rarely get a glimpse of is how profitable each vehicle is. In an era of re-badging and platform sharing, one would think that the most profitable vehicles are those with a large number of derivatives to… Continue Reading...
Even as General Motors readies their new Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup, Ford and Chrysler are hedging their bets that consumers won’t return to the floundering small truck market, and continue to opt for full-size pickups instead. General Motors has claimed that the new Colorado will do most of what a full-size truck can do with… Continue Reading...
America’s most popular vehicle hasn’t gone unnoticed at the 2011 SEMA show, as Ford brought out a few customized concepts showing what tuners can do with the Ford F-Series pickup trucks. First up is the 2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Superlift Suspensions, a show vehicle prepped in collaboration with Matchbox. Painted in an outrageous shade… Continue Reading...
The world’s largest aftermarket expo is just days away and Ford has released a second batch teaser images, highlighting the customization potential of its truck and SUV offerings. Three modified versions of the new Ford Explorer will be on hand at the 2011 SEMA Show. The first, called the “Business Edition” Explorer is built by… Continue Reading...
The Japanese earthquake disaster and the resulting supply disruption mixed up the Top 10 best-selling vehicles in June, allowing the Chevrolet Cruze compact to top the chart in the US, a spot usually reserved for the Toyota Camry. The Camry did make the Top 10 and was the only Japanese vehicle to do so but… Continue Reading...
The first half of 2011 is officially over, and the Ford F-Series and Toyota Camry are still the top selling truck and car in America. While the F-Series has traditionally been the best selling vehicle in America since time immemorial, the Camry has often traded places with the Ford Taurus and Honda Accord, and… Continue Reading...
However, an engine tends to be at it’s least efficient when idling, as well as producing the greatest amount of oxides of nitrogen (smog). The CARB ruling required that in order to certify diesel trucks for California, automakers had to meet an idle emissions standard of 30 grams of NOx per hour. Continue Reading...
Ford is asking dealers to curtail orders of three shades of red paint, and one hue called “Tuxedo Black” due to difficulties sourcing metallic elements needed for the paint. The element, which is produced by a Japanese supplier, is unable to be produced to due damage resulting from the natural disasters that occurred in the… Continue Reading...