Ford Focus Could get Fusion Driver-Assist Tech

Ford Focus Could get Fusion Driver-Assist Tech
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In the North American market, the midsize-sedan segment commands the most clout, and therefore recieves the best technology, although Ford may go against the stereotype and offer its suite of driver-assistance technology in the compact Focus.  Continue Reading...

Dodge Dart Hatchback Maybe Revealed in Patent Drawings

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Dodge Dart Hatchback Maybe Revealed in Patent Drawings
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Dubious news about a Dodge Dart hatchback is surfacing after an Italian forum posted patent drawings depicting what could be a hatchback version of the brand’s high mpg poster boy. Then again, maybe not. Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Focus ST Commercial Could Have Your Footage

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2013 Ford Focus ST Commercial Could Have Your Footage
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Ford is inviting fans and aspiring videographers to head on over to Florida’s Key West to play a part in the filming for the 2013 Ford Focus ST television commercial. Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Classic For Sale in China, Priced Like New Focus in US

Ford Focus Classic For Sale in China, Priced Like New Focus in US
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Would you entertain the idea of buying an old-model Ford Focus new from the manufacturer? In today’s throwaway culture it’s hard to imagine buying anything but the latest product, but that’s not the perspective everywhere. In other parts of the world, previous model cars remain for sale at a discount after a new lines debut. Continue Reading...

Return of the Three-Cylinder Engine: the Answer to High Gas Prices

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Return of the Three-Cylinder Engine: the Answer to High Gas Prices
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With sky-high gas prices on the horizon and increasingly strict emissions standards for car manufacturers to live up to, consumers are constantly looking for more options when it comes to fuel economy, and automakers are equally eager to deliver. For those reasons manufacturers are continuing to downsize engines. It was a tough sell for car… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Electric Designed for the Smartphone Generation

Ford Focus Electric Designed for the Smartphone Generation
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While pricing of the Ford Focus Electric isn’t breaking news, the American automaker is very close to its launch which means more details surrounding the car are coming out of the woodwork. Powered by a 23kWh-capacity lithium ion battery, the Focus Electric has its battery temperature managed by a liquid-cooling system and is 25 to… Continue Reading...

Ford to Increase Fuel Ecomomy 20-Percent by 2020

Ford to Increase Fuel Ecomomy 20-Percent by 2020
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American automaker Ford has committed to increasing the fuel economy of its U.S. model lineup 20-percent by the year 2020. The Blue Oval is hoping to achieve this through electric vehicles, hybrids, and improvements to gasoline-powered vehicles. The recently released Ford Focus EV is rated at 105-MPGe, making it the country’s most efficient five-passenger vehicle…. Continue Reading...

2012 Women’s World Car of the Year Short List Announced

2012 Women’s World Car of the Year Short List Announced
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The 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year short list has just been announced, and women motoring writers from around the world will begin voting for their top picks. Cutting a list of contenders from 300 down to 32, judges will now allocate points to the nominated cars that fall into four categories: Family Car,… Continue Reading...

Strong Demand for Manual Equipped Ford Focus

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Strong Demand for Manual Equipped Ford Focus
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A few weeks ago, American automaker Ford confirmed that it would be equipping the Focus Titanium model with a manual transmission option in addition to its S and SE trim models. Ford now believes that the manual-equipped Focuses will account for nearly 10-percent of its sales. Even though the Focus is only getting a five-speed… Continue Reading...

World Car of the Year Awards Finalists Announced

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World Car of the Year Awards Finalists Announced
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Whittled down from all the cars in the world, a group of 66 automotive journalists from across the globe have released their top 10 picks for the 2012 World Car of the Year and World Performance Car. That list, which will be further narrowed this month, is initially selected by secret ballot and then submitted… Continue Reading...

One-Third of Ford Models Sold to Fleets, Including Almost Half of All Focus Sales

One-Third of Ford Models Sold to Fleets, Including Almost Half of All Focus Sales
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Forbes has reported that almost one-third of the more than two million vehicles Ford sold in America last year went to fleet buyers, which could be a cause of concern for the American automaker. While it would appear that it could only be a positive thing that Ford is heavily favored among rental and commercial… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Electric to get Interior Made From Recycled Bottles

Ford Focus Electric to get Interior Made From Recycled Bottles
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Those heading to the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and/or the 2012 Detroit Auto Show may want to recycle their plastic bottles while at the convention center. Ford and Unifi will be collecting plastic water bottles constructed of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from the two shows and will recycle them to make the Repreve seating material… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus ST-R Hits the Track [Video]

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Ford‘s track-ready Focus ST-R isn’t cheap at $98,995, but it sure comes with plenty of punch as a turn-key race car powered by a 2.0L EcoBoost powerplant. To show off what the hot hatch is all about, Ford Racing and Andy Vrenko took it to its natural habitat – the race track. The video does… Continue Reading...

Ford Announces New Crate Engines, 2.0L EcoBoost Coming Shortly

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Ford Announces New Crate Engines, 2.0L EcoBoost Coming Shortly
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For decades, we’ve known Ford crate engines to be huge V8 powerplants packing plenty of cubic inches and power. But Ford has been quietly offering a 2.0L inline-four from its old Focus for midget racers but very few even paid attention to that option. Now Ford has added their new-generation 2.0L Focus engine and looks… Continue Reading...

Honda Civic’s U.S. Failure Is CEO’s Responsibility

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Honda Civic’s U.S. Failure Is CEO’s Responsibility
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Honda CEO Takanobu Ito stepped up and assumed responsibility for the Honda Civic’s miserable start in the United States, telling Automotive News that “The ultimate responsibility rests with me.” The Civic was left off the Consumer Reports list of recommended vehicles, a rarity for any Honda product. Cheap interior materials were blamed, and many reviewers reported… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus ST Blues Us Away: 2011 LA Auto Show

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Ford Focus ST Blues Us Away: 2011 LA Auto Show
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Grammar sticklers will be disappointed that the headline is not actually a typo – we were just so captivated by the Ford Focus ST, spotted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in this fetching shade of blue that we felt it would be a dereliction of duty if we didn’t mention it. Although the Focus ST has… Continue Reading...

Ford Focuses On The Focus With Nine Customs: 2011 SEMA Show

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Ford Focuses On The Focus With Nine Customs: 2011 SEMA Show
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To say that Ford put a focus on the Focus would be an understatement at this year’s SEMA Show. Nine different, fully customized Focuses were shown off in the Ford booth, with several of them part of a spectator voting competition. Projects ranged from mild to wild, with a plethora of colors being splashed on… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus ST Surfaces: 2011 SEMA Show

Ford Focus ST Surfaces: 2011 SEMA Show
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While AutoGuide got its first glimpse of the Ford Focus ST at the 2010 Paris Auto Show last September, this was our first chance to take a good look at the car without security guards and PR staff circling like birds of prey. We know so far that the Focus ST will have Ford’s 2.0L… Continue Reading...
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